January 2, 2019 — Know a young child interested in learning computer science and coding, but the child’s reading level makes it difficult to know where to start? You’ve come to the right place! In this session we will go hands on with free online games that teach computer science and coding techniques to children as young as 4! These programs start with pre-reader courses and grow with your child so they can use the same program for years to come.
July 16, 2018 — Despite the enforcement of the “Act for Eliminating Discrimination Against People with Disabilities,” the actual workflow of web development has not, unfortunately, implemented the requirements properly. People find difficulty in changing how they develop things, due to various reasons.
In this session Hiroki will share the best-practices in team development and theme coding, so that the audience can see it’s not a special and difficult task to implement them.
October 4, 2017 — This session is for those that are thinking of upping their coding game and attending a coding bootcamp. It is intended for anyone who wants to know more about those coding camps and whether it is right for them or not.
May 17, 2017 — This session is all about kids and code. We will discuss why you should teach your kids to code. We will cover how to teach your kids to code. We will even talk about how to keep your young bloggers safe online. We will cover resources and what you as a parent, or teacher need to know to make sure your child is ready for the future in code.
April 13, 2017 — If “WordPress is not testable” then why bother about testable code at all?
Because writing testable code is the first step to testing your code, testing your code is the first step to testing ALL your code, testing all your code is the first step to reduce shipping times, reducing shipping times is the first step to fast response to feature requests and bugs that makes clients happy.
And because the first sentence is less true every day.
Let’s find a definition of “testable code” that applies to both WordPress and the current practices of testing; let’s see how we can stop ignoring the elephant in the room and embrace testing with a sane approach that improves code and coders quality without leaving anyone out in the cold.
I will present real-world examples of new and existing code, the tools used to write and maintain testable code and some simple rule-of-thumbs to keep in mind when developing for our beloved CMS.
March 18, 2017 — Does your organization send a lot of HTML Emails? Are you tired of getting in your Delorean every time and coding tables and inline styles, oh my? Let WordPress do the heavy lifting. At Vanderbilt, we’ve built out an Email Creator WordPress theme that allows our users to easily create HTML emails, using various template options. Come to this session to learn more about how to reduce the effort you’re putting into HTML marketing, and putting more control in the hands of your users.
December 6, 2016 — As self taught web developers, we only know just what we need to know for the kinds of projects that we are working on just now. However; Growing as a company is hard because it forces us to grow wether we like it or not. This is the Tale about all the times we made mistakes and how, in spite of everything, we managed to look at Every failiure as a way to grow and improve.
The talk is part business, part devops for beginners and intermediate.
August 17, 2016 — We want our code to be fast, to work well, and look good. But do we really need all the bells and whistles? Understanding the burdens we place on end users when we code, such as large plugins and themes with stringent requirements, is just as important as security.
June 7, 2016 — Guilt-free Coding is a philosophy, it’s about learning to let go of the guilt that you might have for not doing something the right way, or even newest way, and accepting sometimes it’s good to give yourself a break and just get it done. In this talk, I’ll walk you through my techniques of letting go of guilt, and finding real enjoyment in learning. Applying these techniques made learning React.js a joy for me; I’ll be covering some of the successes and failures I had during this process. Don’t worry, though, I won’t be suggesting you “throw out the rulebook”, as there can be consequences in doing that.