August 5, 2017 — Mark Jaquith has been working with and contributing to WordPress since 2004. He is one of the lead developers of the WordPress core and offers freelance WordPress consulting services through Covered Web Services with a focus on scaling, security, and custom functionality.
June 21, 2017 — People often ask “how do I make my site secure?”, as if security is some magic dust you sprinkle on top and poof, now you’re secure! In this talk, you will learn that security is a process and a mindset, not merely a plugin that you install. You’ll then learn how to best protect your sites and yourself from the multitude of threats they face on the Wild Wild Web.
July 9, 2015 — Ethics are an important topic, and they are no less important when applied to the complex interactions we have with software or on the web. Mark discusses some of the ethical concerns that come up when developing WordPress core, plugins, and themes, and when managing the communities around those projects.
May 30, 2015 — Questions for WordPress’ core developers, what it’s like to develop WordPress, what’s happening in WordPress’ future, and how you can help out. The panel will consist of:
Helen Hou-Sandi (WordPress Lead Developer)
Mark Jaquith (WordPress Lead Developer)
John Blackbourn (4.1 Release Lead)
May 29, 2015 — WordPress can generate all sorts of interesting content dynamically, but if you want speed and scalability, you should be smart about caching. Don’t make WordPress do work twice when it can do it once. In this focused talk, Mark Jaquith talks about caching strategies from basic to advanced.
November 3, 2014 — Backbone is the foundation of several recent user-facing features in WordPress. This talk will explore how to leverage WordPress’ powerful Backbone view management tools to craft maintainable, modular UI for your plugin or theme.
October 16, 2014 — WordPress runs just about anywhere. Not all of these ways are equal. In this talk we say goodbye to Apache cPanel hosting and investigate how to leverage a modern hosting stack and use clever caching tricks to make WordPress absurdly performant and scalable.