Speakers: Matt Graham

  • Matt Graham: Not just witty comments in your code: Documentation best practices for themes, plugins and APIs

    WordCamp Hamilton 2019Speaker: Matt Graham

    August 4, 2019 — As a developer in the WordPress ecosystem, you’re part of a large open source community; and being part of a community, being a good neighbour goes a long way. You’re thinking of or already developing components for WordPress, but developing is just the beginning: allowing your code to be used or modified easily will get you more goodwill within the community. That means documentation; meaning useful code comments, user manuals and API docs.

    We’ll discuss documentation standards, best practices, and how to make your users and other developers sing your praises.

  • Matt Graham and Michelle Ames: Page Builders in the age of Gutenberg

    WordCamp Hamilton 2019Speakers: Matt Graham, Michelle Ames

    July 26, 2019 — From the brains of @themattyg comes a panel discussion on the use of page builders now that Gutenberg is in core. Joining us will be @MichelleAmes and guests yet to be announced!

    Questions that could be touched on:

    What does Gutenberg solve that Page Builders don’t? Vice Versa?Should page builders continue to be their own interface or adapt and integrate into Gutenberg as a collection of blocks?Why would a user want to use both a page builder and Gutenberg on the same site? Would they want to?Should developers focus on developing for page builders, Gutenberg or neither?How are you using Gutenberg today? How are you using page builders today?How do we change our approach to building sites for clients, when they have this new level of control?When starting a new WordPress site, what considerations would you take when choosing between a page builder, Gutenberg or the classic editor? Which one would you choose?If you already use a page builder on your site, would you consider switching to Gutenberg?

  • Matt Graham and Shanta R. Nathwani: Creative Commons Scavenger Hunt

    WordCamp Buffalo 2018Speakers: Matt Graham, Shanta R. Nathwani

    May 29, 2018 — You’re building websites, have a grand ol’ time, then it hits you: a copyright takedown notice. What did you do wrong?
    The Creative Commons Scavenger Hunt aims to demystify copyright, fair use, and creative commons; what you can use on your website and when, be it images, videos, audio or text.
    Come for the knowledge, leave with a prize for the team that finds the most items on the Creative Commons Scavenger Hunt!

  • Shanta R. Nathwani and Matt Graham: Creative Commons Scavenger Hunt

    WordCamp Rochester 2017Speakers: Shanta R. Nathwani, Matt Graham

    December 1, 2017 — This is going to be an interactive session to teach people about using Creative Commons license, mostly images. Our goal is to give a challenge and see how many people are able to find open source and copyright free images. This will include some tips as to where to find them, as well as implications of not using proper credit.

  • Matt Graham: HTML in Functions Kills Kittens: MVC in WordPress Plugins and Themes

    WordCamp Rochester 2017Speaker: Matt Graham

    December 1, 2017 — You’ve seen it before, one big file of PHP code and HTML all mangled together like a coughed up furball. There’s another, dare I say, a better way of structuring your code so that not only you as the developer can go back and make updates with ease, but others can as well.

  • Matt Graham: WordPress as an Application Framework

    WordCamp Hamilton 2016Speaker: Matt Graham

    June 24, 2016 — There are many ways of building web and mobile apps, but with built-in database handling, a decent view structure, a REST API, and a host of other features, WordPress is just as good – in some cases, better – than other frameworks out there. We’ll learn a few different methods of tackling building a web and mobile app with WordPress.