October 28, 2020 — Many developers know to NEVER do changes directly on a live website, lest we break it.
What if though, you don’t have access to a staging or development environment? Or even if you do, what happens if you are in a situation where you do not have reliable internet access! Local development environments to the rescue!
We’ll touch on why it’s so important, and discuss the plethora of options available. Please note all examples will be shown from a Mac OS, but environments for Linux and Windows will be discussed.
October 3, 2020 — This talk explains the importance and advantages of using a local development environment. The examples in the talk happen on (Apple) macOS, but the talk also includes discussion about similar local environments for Linux and Windows. Learn about tools and how to use a local environment in your development workflow.
September 30, 2020 — The vast majority of site owners live in fear of the day their site breaks. Performing a site audit can ensure you understand the current state of your site, from the back end to the front end. It can also help you anticipate potential problems as there are new opportunities to add features.
December 30, 2019 — Being a lead developer not only means being responsible for clean and optimized code, it also means mentoring and teaching junior developers. This is applicable for all technology fields. Having been a karate sensei for over 9 years, come learn how I took cues from my time at the dojo, and applied it to helping junior team members. From learning styles to patience, and to self-confidence, much can be learned from the martial arts.
November 4, 2019 — A panel discussion with members of the WordPress community exploring ethical issues that can arise when working with clients, with each other, and within the WordPress community at large.
November 4, 2019 — Being a lead developer not only means being responsible for clean and optimized code, it also means mentoring and teaching junior developers. Having been a karate sensei for almost 9 years, come learn how I took cues from my time at the dojo, and applied it to helping junior team members. From learning styles to patience, and to self-confidence, much can be learned from the martial arts.
December 14, 2018 — In the technology world, often soft skills and outreach are forgotten. But they can be an important asset to whatever role you may have (developer, designer, marketer, blogger). I will discuss my own journey from just being a developer, to being a leader in my local WordPress community – and my journey to speaking at WordCamps across North America.
December 13, 2018 — An informal discussion with 4 women in different roles from the WordPress world – discussing our struggles, achievements, and how we can help each other out.
July 16, 2018 — The Women in WordPress panel brings together a diverse group of women from across North America for an honest discussion. Aiming to inspire encourage he WordPress community, but women in particular, the panelists will discuss their achievements, struggles, and give advice to those just starting out. They will also talk about how men can be better allies to women overall, but especially to those who are just starting out their WordPress journey, whether in development, design, marketing, or blogging.
February 25, 2018 — A frank and honest discussion with women who have been involved for different amounts of time in WordPress – ranging from development to designer to marketer.