Properly enqueuing assets can improve your site’s performance and reusability. In this talk, we will cover best practices and topics including (but not limited to): conditional tags, localizing data, WordPress helper functions, and the $post object. This talk will feature live-coding examples, ideal for hands-on learners.
June 27, 2019 — A short introduction to markup and CMS for creatives. A list of resources for learning more about WP, Gutenberg and editing themes. For developers looking to learn more about design; an introduction to design concepts and programs (freeware) for editing graphics.
April 25, 2019 — Being a developer of an open source software in a third world country is a marathon. Too much competition around the world and not enough resources in your own country to fight fairly. In this talk i’ll cover: -Internet issues and how we overcome them -Power issues and how we overcome them -Manpower issues and how we overcome them -Code thieves issues and how we had to let this one go -Quality assurance issues and how we’re still struggling to fix this
March 18, 2019 — As someone trained in both traditional design and web, with experience as a front end developer and as the principal designer at both a freelance company and a high paced start-up, I’ve learned how important it is to bridge the gap between departments. By understanding where all of the people working on your project are coming from you can increase efficiency, decrease workplace tension, and make better sites faster. Using real life examples from a variety of design and development situations, I’ll point out some of the main areas where confusion arises and where increased communication can make everyone’s life easier.
January 7, 2019 — Boston Globe Media has many WordPress sites under its umbrella. The biggest of these sites, Boston.com, is under constant development. We take a look at our developer workflow, how we automate tasks using Jenkins, and generally what the lifecycle of a task looks like. We’ll also talk about what comes next for us and what take aways you can apply to your own workflows.
January 4, 2019 — What does it look like to deliver value in the first week of developing a new product or service? Instead of waiting months to see something working, how can we offer something “by Friday”? I’ll provide a practical example of what it looks like to build something new while continuously delivering value at each step of the development process.
December 31, 2018 — Viviamo in tempi in cui saper imparare è molto più importante di quello che impariamo.
Tutto si muove velocemente, e dobbiamo imparare come imparare. O, in altre parole, come tendere all’eccellenza.
Perché alcune persone sono migliori di altre in determinati ambiti? C’è un segreto alla base della loro bravura? Oppure si tratta soltanto di talento naturale?
Unisciti a me in questo percorso per imparare come migliorare nel tuo campo, qualsiasi esso sia!
December 27, 2018 — A mother with a wailing baby in her arms – maybe the baby has an ear infection. A trainer at the rec center who is overwhelmed with requests for team building exercises. A gifted data scientist who just. needs. to. focus. An executive with the future of a three billion dollar company on his shoulders.
These are all people who use the intranet web site my team builds. The code we write affects their daily lives, their work, their health, and the company we all work for.
The developer to end user relationship is very direct. We are in the perfect position to advocate for site users, and ensure that the site we build is compassionate in its design, because we write the code. We are the gatekeepers, and we have a both a responsibility and an opportunity to help, and not harm, the users of our site.
December 25, 2018 — Let’s take a peek at what front-end development has become these days. Starting from what the role is, where we sit, and the expectations of us. Then we’ll get into the problems we face, how to approach them, and the tools we have at our disposal. We’ll look at how Gutenberg might fit into our lives as front-end developers.