Speakers: Steve Grunwell

  • Steve Grunwell: Computers <3 Structured Data

    Steve Grunwell: Computers <3 Structured Data

    WordCamp Kent 2017Speaker: Steve Grunwell

    July 6, 2017 — Computers have one job: to read and process data. One job, and sometimes they *still* need help!

    Structured data puts you in control, ensuring that search engines and other parsers aren’t misreading your information. Get your events recognized as events, your business address as a location, and those product reviews working to attract customers!

    Implementing good, structured data is also the first step into the Google Knowledge Graph, the Holy Grail for content marketers. Better yet, with modern standards, it’s easier than ever before to get started!

  • Steve Grunwell: Taking the Web Offline

    Steve Grunwell: Taking the Web Offline

    WordCamp Ann Arbor 2016Speaker: Steve Grunwell

    January 6, 2017 — The internet is an amazing tool for sharing information with users all over the world, but what happens when “online” isn’t a guarantee? This was the question posed after 10up built an web-based product catalog for one of the world’s leading water technology providers. With a sales team of hundreds, how could we be sure that the sales materials were always available to the sales team, regardless of internet connectivity?

    This session is a case-study on taking a web application offline, synchronizing JSON data and assets while maintaining a consistent user experience. Attendees will gain insight on the unique challenges of taking an app offline, as well as the technologies available and strategies for keeping data intact and the user experience seamless.

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  • Steve Grunwell: Professional Development for Professional Developers

    Steve Grunwell: Professional Development for Professional Developers

    WordCamp Northeast Ohio 2016Speaker: Steve Grunwell

    June 24, 2016 — The best and worst part about our chosen vocation is that there’s an endless amount of stuff to see, learn, and try and nowhere near enough time in which to do it. In an industry where “the new hotness” changes every week, what hope does a developer have of keeping up?

    This talk focuses on the professional development of a professional developer. How do we continue to grow as professionals without getting totally overwhelmed with information? We’ll touch on the topics of stress, education, humility, and more.

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  • Steve Grunwell: Accelerating the Mobile Web with AMP

    Steve Grunwell: Accelerating the Mobile Web with AMP

    WordCamp Northeast Ohio 2016Speaker: Steve Grunwell

    June 20, 2016 — Mobile users are sick of heavy, bloated sites eating up their precious data plans. In response, the open-source Accelerated Mobile Page (AMP) Project was born. AMP promises a lean, near-instant mobile experience for users with minimal effort on the part of publishers. Come learn what AMP is all about, how you can implement it in your projects, and why it’s so much more than “just a mobile version of the web.”

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  • Panel: Fight Impostor Syndrome

    Panel: Fight Impostor Syndrome

    WordCamp Columbus 2015Speakers: Drew Jaynes, Steve Grunwell, Angela Bergmann, Rich Robinkoff

    August 17, 2015 — If you’ve ever felt as if you’re “not good enough” to be part of a team, or you feel your success is owed more to luck than hard work and talent, you’ve likely dealt first-hand with Impostor Syndrome. It’s a common affliction, especially in the world of software, but if left untreated it can interfere with career advancement, wreck your personal life, or lead to total burn-out.

    This panel is meant to be an open and honest conversation about Impostor Syndrome, how it affects all of us, and what we can do to combat it. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of Impostor Syndrome and tips that they can use to fight it. Audience participation is encouraged; after all, we’re all in this together.

    Participating in this panel are:

    Angela Bergmann – Developer and Speaker
    Drew Jaynes – Web Engineer at 10up, WordPress 4.2 Release Lead
    Rich Robinkoff – Web Development Faculty
    Steve Grunwell – Senior Web Engineer at 10up

  • Panel: Fight Impostor Syndrome

    Panel: Fight Impostor Syndrome

    WordCamp Dayton 2015Speakers: Jeff Chandler, Angela Bergmann, Rich Robinkoff, Steve Grunwell

    July 18, 2015 — If you’ve ever felt as if you’re “not good enough” to be part of a team, or you feel your success is owed more to luck than hard work and talent, you’ve likely dealt first-hand with Impostor Syndrome. It’s a common affliction, especially in the world of software, but if left untreated it can interfere with career advancement, wreck your personal life, or lead to total burn-out. This panel is meant to be an open and honest conversation about Impostor Syndrome, how it affects all of us, and what we can do to combat it. Get a better understanding of Impostor Syndrome and tips that they can use to fight it.

  • Steve Grunwell: Keeping WordPress Under [Version] Control with Git

    Steve Grunwell: Keeping WordPress Under [Version] Control with Git

    WordCamp Grand Rapids 2014Speaker: Steve Grunwell

    January 31, 2015 — Learn how to keep your WordPress sites under version control using a git workflow refined over dozens of sites. We’ll cover repository organization, what belongs (and, perhaps more importantly, what doesn’t belong), and how to make deploying updates and working with multiple environments as painless as possible.

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