April 30, 2019 — I will be sharing my experience on how learning even a little bit of code can make WordPress even easier to use as well create more unique designs and also overcome road blocks while making you productive. This talk sheds more light on why WordPress is available to all. There are a lot of people out there writing series of code to make WordPress as simple as it is and easy to use. Hence, learning to code just to make WordPress even better isn’t a bad idea at all.
April 17, 2019 — Doing manual code reviews is boring. People keep on making the same mistakes.
Ulrich will be showing how you can improve your code by using automated tools and what the positive effects of it are.
We will be looking at a few different examples how automation has improved the code quality in a team, and also in open source projects.
February 28, 2019 — Much like playing an open world game, each of us approaches a new development challenge with different skill levels, knowledge, and philosophies. It may seem like a person starting their first coding project has very little in common with a seasoned developer, but in fact, we are all here because we see the value in using developer tools we have not written ourselves. We’ll discuss how we, as players of this game, choose from the tools available based on their strengths (value) and weaknesses (risk) relative to our own skills and ability to weild these tools. We’ll explore how these decisions change as players level up, or face different challenges. By discussing skill, value, and risk instead of code, we can gain empathy and understanding for the decisions of our fellow players.
January 4, 2019 — The freelance world can be an exciting life of waking up unemployed every morning, having a different view every week, and finding interesting clients.
When freedom is important, WordPress can allow you to live the life of your dreams with some of the best clients in the world. We will talk about the ups and downs of life on the road, finding clients, mixing fun, travel and code, how we get paid on the road, how we stay connected to the internet, and much more.
December 13, 2018 — Whether it’s a single line of wayward CSS that just won’t style right or the dreaded white screen of death bringing down your entire site, having the right approach to debugging is half the battle. Attendees will gain an understanding of how to break a programming problem down into smaller, bite-sized pieces, and learn the likely trouble spots for issues with their WordPress sites.
December 6, 2018 — When I started learning and playing with CSS, I didn’t know how to use the browser inspector (I use Chrome). The first time someone showed me how to use the Inspector, I was hooked on “playing” with code and learning how css properties relate to each other.
In this talk, we’ll focus on debugging tools in the Inspector for non-developers. We’ll play with the Inspector to edit some CSS on “live” websites without actually editing the code. We’ll discuss ways to make the most of using the inspector to save time in development by visualizing changes on the front end before editing the code in the style sheet. This talk will also be helpful for designers who want to give developers specific edits, such as font size, padding and margins.
May 7, 2018 — ¿Sabes que WordPress recomienda usar la ultimísima versión de PHP? Sí, la 7.2. ¿Y sabes porqué? Pues con esta charla te vas a enterar de dos de los proyectos que están poniendo al día el núcleo, plantillas y plugins de WordPress para mejorar su rendimiento y la calidad del código.
Con “Codename Servehappy” aprenderás todo lo que hay que saber sobre la “WordPress PHP education initiative”, y con “Project Tide” cómo mejorar la calidad de tu código para hacerla estándar con otros colaboradores y para que sea fácil de comprender por los desarrolladores.
Esta charla es muy teórica en la que se explicarán estos dos proyectos, enseñando fuentes de información del material publicado (Servehappy) y de la parte de análisis de código PHP -y resto de código- (Project Tide); de aproximadamente 20 minutos.
November 16, 2017 — As developers, we constantly strive to do better. Whether it’s writing better code, making a more performant site or just doing it faster; with automation you can have your cake and have robots feed you it too. You’ll work faster and get feedback on how to make it better.
This presentation is for front end developers who want to push themselves to be better, whether using a WordPress backend or not. After this presentation I hope that you feel empowered to find new ways to make your life as a front end developer better and your code even more awesome than it already is.
– Get feedback on coding standards and issues
– Minimize site assets automatically
– Generate and update image sprites and have your css updated for you
– Run several performance scans and aggregate them into a report
– And more!
October 23, 2017 — Plugin angst – That horrible feeling when you find a plugin that does *almost* exactly what you want but to get the right behavior you’ll have to change some code. And by changing the code, you lose the ability to update the plugin, which means missing out on security patches, bug fixes, and new features.
We’ll look at how plugin authors can help you avoid this angst by writing extensible code. Plugin behavior can then be modified without making changes the original code.