Speakers: Pascal Birchler

  • Pascal Birchler: Decluttering WordPress

    WordCamp Torino 2017Speaker: Pascal Birchler

    April 14, 2017 — As a developer working at a UX and WordPress agency, I’ve learnt a lot about common UI and UX mistakes. In this presentation, I will talk about how this knowledge helped us eliminate many pain points in WordPress itself and how this benefits the whole WordPress community thanks to open source.

    From user registration to email notifications, I will highlight a few areas in WordPress that we thought were difficult to use, and how we solved these issues. This will include helpful advice for developers who want to learn more about UX and designers who want to start contributing to WordPress core.

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  • WordPress Community Interview With Pascal Birchler

    WordPress Community Interview SeriesSpeaker: Pascal Birchler

    March 20, 2017 — Pascal Birchler resides in Zurich, Switzerland and is a student and a passionate developer. He was a co-organizer of the WordPress Zurich Meetup as well as WordCamp Switzerland 2014 and 2015.

    He built his first website and began blogging as a 12-year-old in 2006. He started blogging about WordPress in 2008.

  • Pascal Birchler: Internationalization Improvements in WordPress 4.6 And Beyond

    WordCamp Geneva 2016Speaker: Pascal Birchler

    November 22, 2016 — In this talk, I’d talk about all the recent improvements to i18n (internationalization) and l10n (localization) in WordPress 4.6 and upcoming versions. There are some great performance improvements and new features to make the lives of developers and users easier.

    This includes, but is not limited to, just-in-time loading of translations, per-user language settings and JavaScript internationalization. Some very interesting stuff that I will demonstrate with code examples and screenshots.

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  • Pascal Birchler: From Blogger to WordPress Core Committer

    WordCamp Europe 2016Speaker: Pascal Birchler

    July 2, 2016 — I talk about my humble beginnings as a WordPress user, developing a feature plugin and how I eventually got commit access to WordPress core. What is it like to lead such a project? What is it like to break the web? Also, I reveal what Swiss chocolate has to do with getting commit access…

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  • Panel Discussion: Core QandA

    WordCamp London 2016Speakers: John Blackbourn, Pascal Birchler, Konstantin Obenland, Tammie Lister

    May 29, 2016 — Chair: Mike Little
    John Blackbourn
    Pascal Birchler
    Konstantin Obenland
    Tammie Lister

  • Pascal Birchler: From Blogger to WordPress Core Committer

    WordCamp London 2016Speaker: Pascal Birchler

    May 26, 2016 — I’ll talk about my humble beginnings as a WordPress user and how I eventually got commit access to WordPress core. By telling my unique story I want to show how rewarding contributing to an open-source community can be and inspire people to do the same. I’ve been using WordPress since 2006, but only in the last three years I’ve been contributing heavily to the open-source project. I began attending the local meetup and the very first WordCamp in Switzerland. I attended WordCamp Europe 2013, where I submitted my first patch to WordPress core. Fast-forward to 2015, when I decided to develop a feature for embedding WordPress posts on other websites that made it into WordPress 4.4. How do these embeds work and what is it like to lead such a project? What does breaking the web by introducing bugs feel like? At the end of 2015, I attended WordCamp US where I was announced as one of seven new guest committers to the WordPress project. It wasn’t always an easy journey, but it has always been rewarding and I could always count on the helpful people around me. I will talk about the various ways people can contribute to WordPress and what it takes to be a core committer. Also, I will reveal what Swiss chocolate has to do with the latter…

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  • Dominik Schilling, Konstantin Obenland and Pascal Birchler: Core Committer QandA

    WordCamp Nuremberg 2016Speakers: Konstantin Obenland, Dominik Schilling, Pascal Birchler

    April 18, 2016 — Es gibt kaum welche im deutschsprachigen Raum, die sich besser mit WordPress auskennen und sich für eine spontane Frage- und Antwort-Runde auf eine Bühne trauen: Dominik, Konstantin und Pascal tragen mit zusammen über 1.500 Änderungen alleine am WordPress Core seit Jahren zur Entwicklung von WordPress bei. Zwischen Feature-Plugins, der Arbeit an WordPress.com und der Verbesserung der WordPress.org Infrastruktur, sowie Default-Themes und Übersetzungen, gibt es kaum etwas, was die drei noch nicht gesehen haben. Nach einer kurzen Vorstellung und einem Ausblick auf WordPress 4.6 beantworten sie gerne alle Fragen, die ihnen gestellt werden.

  • Dominik Schilling and Pascal Birchler: WordPress QandA

    WordCamp Berlin 2015Speakers: Dominik Schilling, Pascal Birchler

    January 29, 2016 — Pascal, Lead Developer der neuen Embed-Funktion in WordPress 4.4, und Dominik, Core Committer seit 5 Jahren, stellen sich zur Verfügung um eure offenen Fragen rund um WordPress zu beantworten.

    Pascal, lead developer of the new embed functionality in WordPress 4.4, and Dominik, who has been a core committer for the past 5 years, will try to answer all your WordPress questions.

  • Pascal Birchler: Centralizing WordPress Professionals

    WordCamp Europe 2015Speaker: Pascal Birchler

    July 10, 2015 — Thousands of people around the world make a living with WordPress. Despite this, professionals in our ecosystem are poorly indexed. In this talk I present my take on creating a central platform for WordPress professionals, called WP Talents. I talk about the original idea, initial struggles and the future.

  • Pascal Birchler: Keynote

    WordCamp Cologne 2015Speaker: Pascal Birchler

    June 19, 2015 — Keynote von Pascal Birchler.
    Keynote from Pascal Birchler.

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