May 16, 2018 — In this talk I’ll give a demo of the new editor, explain what’s about to change and reflect on the opportunities and risks this entails.
After this talk, you will have a better understanding of…
– how the process of content creation in WordPress is going to change.
– what could break if you have plugins installed which add functionality to the post edit screen.
– the potential (business) opportunities related to the big changes that are coming.
November 15, 2016 — As a philosopher, programming can become quite the Platonic experience. The process of architecting software reminds a lot of what Plato describes as maieutikê; the Socratic process of questioning that eventually leads to anamnesis. Clueless about what these concepts are? Then this talk is for you! I will explain why, as a programmer, understanding these philosophical concepts can be very beneficial in learning programming and building new software. I will give a basic overview of a few key epistemological principles in Plato’s thinking and will explain how they relate to programming. If you are a developer, attending this talk might inspire you to add some philosophy to your development resources. If you are not a developer, this talk could help you have a better understanding of what it is that a developer does all day!