Speakers: Tessa Kriesel

  • Tessa Kriesel: Configuration Management: WordPress Configuration in Code

    Tessa Kriesel: Configuration Management: WordPress Configuration in Code

    WordCamp Detroit 2018Speaker: Tessa Kriesel

    March 29, 2019 — Problem: You have a team of developers and you all work locally pushing up to one central development environment. Your client has been adding content to your live environment while your team is working away on other features. Your client decides they want to add calendar functionality to the site, which you can easily do with a plugin. However, configuring this plugin requires database changes. If you make any changes to your database, or even the development environment database, you are going to have to go make those changes again on the live site since they already have content in the site and you can’t copy over that entire database.

    UGH! There has got to be a better way! We have all been in this situation more than once. So how do we get out of this situation?!

    Solution: Configuration Management! We will talk about what configuration management is and how you can start to use it in your current workflow. We will also talk about WordPress plugins that make our lives easier by using similar methodologies.

  • Tessa Kriesel: Building Gutenberg Blocks with ACF

    Tessa Kriesel: Building Gutenberg Blocks with ACF

    WordCamp Phoenix 2019Speaker: Tessa Kriesel

    March 8, 2019 — For those of us that rely greatly on Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) for customizing our themes, the release of Gutenberg was and still is scary at times.

    Have no fear! acf_register_block() allows you to create your own Gutenberg blocks using just Advanced Custom Fields.

    You will learn:
    – ACF & it’s awesome capabilities
    – How to create Gutenberg blocks with ACF
    – A few other handy ACF tips & tricks

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  • Tessa Kriesel: Intro To Configuration Management

    Tessa Kriesel: Intro To Configuration Management

    WordCamp Sacramento 2017Speaker: Tessa Kriesel

    December 21, 2018 — The struggle is real. Managing WordPress core settings as well as other settings, like Advanced Custom Fields setup, and carrying those things over to other environments without completely wiping and replacing the entire database is a major pain point.

    Maybe your production environment is holding your content where your client is entering data but your development or local environments are still being developed and settings and configurations are still changing. You do not want to push up your entire development database to your production environment and lose all the content your client is creating. That’s where configuration management comes into play!

    We will cover what configuration management is, how you can start to use it and the concepts to take it even further!

  • Tessa Kriesel: Falling in Love with Your Development Workflow

    Tessa Kriesel: Falling in Love with Your Development Workflow

    WordCamp Philadelphia 2018Speaker: Tessa Kriesel

    December 5, 2018 — Whether you are just getting started with WordPress development or you are an advanced developer, there are always things that we can do to upgrade our workflows. Creating a process for your development workflow can help you save time, better estimate projects and in turn be more profitable.

    We will talk about example workflows and things to consider to help you “fall in love with your development workflow.”

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  • Tessa Kriesel: Developing a Culture of Mentorship p3of3

    Tessa Kriesel: Developing a Culture of Mentorship p3of3

    WordCamp San Diego 2018Speaker: Tessa Kriesel

    August 23, 2018 — It’s easy to spend your entire day, heads down, coding projects without thinking twice about other developers around you. We often get too absorbed with completing our immediate deadlines to spend any time considering the future of our projects, the future of our teams.
    By not mentoring new developers we are failing our future. We are failing at providing new developers with the industry experience they need to be a one-day successful candidate for our teams.
    Let’s talk about ways we can contribute to mentoring new developers in our teams and in our communities.

  • Tessa Kriesel: Developing a Culture of Mentorship p2of3

    Tessa Kriesel: Developing a Culture of Mentorship p2of3

    WordCamp San Diego 2018Speaker: Tessa Kriesel

    August 23, 2018 — It’s easy to spend your entire day, heads down, coding projects without thinking twice about other developers around you. We often get too absorbed with completing our immediate deadlines to spend any time considering the future of our projects, the future of our teams.
    By not mentoring new developers we are failing our future. We are failing at providing new developers with the industry experience they need to be a one-day successful candidate for our teams.
    Let’s talk about ways we can contribute to mentoring new developers in our teams and in our communities.

  • Developing a Culture of Mentorship p1of3

    Developing a Culture of Mentorship p1of3

    WordCamp San Diego 2018Speaker: Tessa Kriesel

    August 23, 2018 — It’s easy to spend your entire day, heads down, coding projects without thinking twice about other developers around you. We often get too absorbed with completing our immediate deadlines to spend any time considering the future of our projects, the future of our teams.
    By not mentoring new developers we are failing our future. We are failing at providing new developers with the industry experience they need to be a one-day successful candidate for our teams.
    Let’s talk about ways we can contribute to mentoring new developers in our teams and in our communities.

  • Birgit Pauli-Haack, Miriam Goldman, Nakeesha Charles, Natalia Real, Tessa Kriesel: Women in WordPress Panel

    Birgit Pauli-Haack, Miriam Goldman, Nakeesha Charles, Natalia Real, Tessa Kriesel: Women in WordPress Panel

    WordCamp Miami 2018Speakers: Birgit Pauli-Haack, Miriam Goldman, Nakeesha Charles, Natalia Real, Tessa Kriesel

    July 16, 2018 — The Women in WordPress panel brings together a diverse group of women from across North America for an honest discussion. Aiming to inspire encourage he WordPress community, but women in particular, the panelists will discuss their achievements, struggles, and give advice to those just starting out. They will also talk about how men can be better allies to women overall, but especially to those who are just starting out their WordPress journey, whether in development, design, marketing, or blogging.

  • Bridget Willard, Francesca Marano, Miriam Goldman, Rachel Cherry, Tessa Kriesel: Women In WordPress Panel

    Bridget Willard, Francesca Marano, Miriam Goldman, Rachel Cherry, Tessa Kriesel: Women In WordPress Panel

    WordCamp Seattle 2017Speakers: Bridget Willard, Francesca Marano, Miriam Goldman, Rachel Cherry, Tessa Kriesel

    February 25, 2018 — A frank and honest discussion with women who have been involved for different amounts of time in WordPress – ranging from development to designer to marketer.

  • Tessa Kriesel: Introduction to Configuration Management

    Tessa Kriesel: Introduction to Configuration Management

    WordCamp Jackson 2017Speaker: Tessa Kriesel

    December 19, 2017 — The struggle is real. Managing WordPress core settings as well as other settings, like Advanced Custom Fields setup, and carrying those things over to other environments without completely wiping and replacing the entire database is a major pain point.

    Maybe your production environment is holding your content where your client is entering data but your dev or local environments are still being developed and settings & configurations are still changing. You do not want to push up your entire dev database to your production environment and lose all the content your client is entering. That’s where configuration management comes into play!

    We will cover what configuration management is, how you can start to use it and the concepts to take it even further.