Speakers: Roy Sivan

  • Roy Sivan: Build Web Applications with Gutenberg

    Roy Sivan: Build Web Applications with Gutenberg

    WordCamp Phoenix 2019Speaker: Roy Sivan

    June 10, 2019 — The new WordPress editor (Gutenberg) is how all new content is to be created on WordPress. However with the way the data is stored, is that really the best way to power an application? I will walk through the drawbacks for how Gutenberg stores data, and how to easily change that to more easily power custom headless (and not) web applications.

  • Panel: Gutenberg Q and A

    Panel: Gutenberg Q and A

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2018Speakers: Lara Schenck, Leo Postovoit, Matt Cromwell, Roy Sivan

    January 2, 2019 — We know you have questions about Gutenberg. We all do! This session aims to answer those we can in an informal discussion meant for all levels of expertise. Together we will determine answers or explain how to get them answered.

  • Roy Sivan: Gutenberg & Custom Applications – How do Effectively Build apps Powered by Gutenberg

    Roy Sivan: Gutenberg & Custom Applications – How do Effectively Build apps Powered by Gutenberg

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2018Speaker: Roy Sivan

    December 17, 2018 — The new WordPress editor (Gutenberg) is how all new content is to be created on WordPress. However with the way the data is stored, is that really the best way to power an application? I will walk through the drawbacks for how Gutenberg stores data, and how to easily change that to more easily power custom headless (and not) web applications.

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  • Roy Sivan: How To Become An Artisan WordPress Developer

    Roy Sivan: How To Become An Artisan WordPress Developer

    WordCamp Orange County 2017Speaker: Roy Sivan

    July 20, 2017 — How to become artisan WordPress developer

  • Roy Sivan: Learn JS Deeply, but Don’t Forget About PHP

    Roy Sivan: Learn JS Deeply, but Don’t Forget About PHP

    WordCamp San Diego 2017Speaker: Roy Sivan

    May 4, 2017 — PHP is the language that WordPress is built on, and it isn’t going anywhere. “Learn JavaScript deeply” is a great sentiment, and I feel like every aspiring developer should take JavaScript seriously if they want to go down that route. However, if you are building JavaScript (framework or not) applications powered by the WordPress REST API, don’t forget about PHP. I’ll run through a few examples of full on JavaScript application builds, where there is equal if not more PHP custom code than JavaScript. So before you learn JS deeply, do you have a moment to talk about PHP?

  • Roy Sivan: The Case for the REST API, Why Do We Even Need It?

    Roy Sivan: The Case for the REST API, Why Do We Even Need It?

    WordCamp Montreal 2016Speaker: Roy Sivan

    November 17, 2016 — There are many reasons ways the REST API can be utilized, but why should we care? Why are any of these reasons so good we need to have the API in core vs. a plugin? I will take a non-code approach to explaining from the basics, why the REST API is not just a good thing to have for development, but a good thing to have for WordPress to keep it going and keeping it relevant. Then you can be the judge if it is a good and necessary addition.

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  • Roy Sivan: How To Level Up As a Developer

    Roy Sivan: How To Level Up As a Developer

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2015Speaker: Roy Sivan

    October 10, 2015 — Becoming a developer is not easy. It isn’t much easier once you become one. You start by knowing very little to no code, and just as you feel confident about coding, you realize there are at least 2 languages you need to now learn. I’ve been there, and this talk is about some skills I’ve learned to help jump from that starting level, to the next. Tricks and things I’ve learned through over a decade of coding to help you in your developer journey.

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  • Roy Sivan: Building Client Side Web Applications with WordPress and WP-API

    Roy Sivan: Building Client Side Web Applications with WordPress and WP-API

    WordCamp Montréal 2015Speaker: Roy Sivan

    September 15, 2015 — I talk about the merits of using Client Side technologies when building out a web application. With WP-API moving its way into core and getting better, building web applications with WordPress is becoming more feasible, and easier. JavaScript MVC frameworks have exploded in popularity over the past couple years and I show that they can be used to build with WordPress, in faux MVC setup. I hope people learn the value in the WP-API, if they did not already, and when client side can be a better option for a custom build.

    Prerequisites:
    I cover the basics of everything including what is WP-API and the basics on how it works (responses, etc.)

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  • Roy Sivan: Building Client Side Web App Using WP-API

    Roy Sivan: Building Client Side Web App Using WP-API

    WordCamp Miami 2015Speaker: Roy Sivan

    June 22, 2015 — This talk focuses on the merits of Client Side applications, and how to build one using WordPress and the WP-API. While I will show code using my preferred JavaScript framework, AngularJS, I will show how just about any JavaScript framework can be utilized in building out a client side application using WordPress. This talk is geared towards developers who either want to learn or are curious about client side frameworks (AngularJS, EmberJS, BackboneJS, ReactJS, etc.) can work with WordPress when utilizing the WP-API.

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