Speakers: Steven Word

  • Steven Word: Alexa, VR, & More: WordPress as the Hub of Your Digital Experience

    WordCamp Boston 2018Speaker: Steven Word

    November 13, 2018 — As the demands placed on the web continue to rapidly expand, businesses will move away from a browser-centric and siloed internet presence towards more pervasive and multichannel digital experiences.  Integrations across a larger set of technologies will become dominant with emphasis on user expectations for security, personalization, and cross-device utilization.

    Modern organizations will continuously develop, deploy, and undergo change and the demand for a centralized content hub will only become more critical.

    WordPress, with 30% of the web’s audience listening, is positioned to be the solution of choice for this hub.

    Through integrations with emerging technologies such as voice assistants, chatbots, IoT devices, and AR/VR, WordPress has the potential to manage and push content outside of the browser and through this impending evolution.

    In this session, we will explore the array of technologies entering these new spaces and discuss how to prepare your business practices and development teams for the next iteration of the web.

    We’ll focus on new market opportunities, possible product ideas, and how to leverage cloud services to mature your websites into future-ready digital experiences, powered by WordPress.

  • Discussion Panel : Working in the Open (Source)

    WordCamp Boston 2017Speakers: Dwayne McDaniel, Jared Novack, Mel Choyce, Steven Word

    August 8, 2017 — A panel discussion with leaders and contributors in the WordPress project, and other open source project owners. How do you get started contributing to open source software, like WordPress? How have your contributions to open source helped you?

  • Steven Word: Enterprise-Grade WordPress Development – Building Bulletproof Software That Is Ready for the Masses

    WordCamp Boston 2017Speaker: Steven Word

    August 8, 2017 — What distinguishes good WordPress development from great WordPress development? What tools can I use to improve my development process? How do I make my code extensible for future adopters? Why should I bother with following the coding standards and best practices? Will my software scale? How can I ensure my code will perform in the wild?

    This crash course session will dive head-first into answering these questions as we explore the development practices of professional WordPress developers. Through exposure to tooling and popular development workflows, you will become familiar with the best practices from the industry. Geared towards creators of all skill levels, this session will help you build confidence when developing with the web’s most popular content management system.

  • Steven Word: Breaking Away From The Blog: Unconventional WordPress

    WordCamp Boston 2013Speaker: Steven Word

    January 2, 2014 — This session explores many of these unconventional applications of WordPress, as well as to encourage exploration into the many possibilities offered as the platform continues to advance.

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  • Steven Word: Why PHP Developers Should Leverage WordPress

    PHP Meetup BostonSpeaker: Steven Word

    September 8, 2013 — This presentation guides you through the development cycle of a typical WordPress project from installation to product deployment. It discusses why PHP developers should consider using WordPress for future projects, compares WordPress with other development platforms, and discusses security and best practices. It also covers theme and plugin development as well as provides a look at job opportunities and making money in the WordPress ecosystem.

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