August 10, 2017 — Learn the basics of functional programming and how to apply its principles & techniques to WordPress code. Referential Transparency, pure functions, first-class functions, currying, and partial application will be explained clearly, without unnecessary buzzwords. Examples in PHP code will show how small, well-tested units of code combine to make powerful functions.
July 20, 2017 — Nirav is referred to as an Entrepreneur Geek. One who likes technology as much as businesses. Nirav has built a rather impressive track record over the last 17 years whilst which he launched India’s first electronic magazine at the age of 18, started a thriving web agency at 19, and was asked to exit the company he started at 30.
In his words, “We are Indian Developers. For most people, what China is to manufacturing, India is to software development. Cheap, Bulk, Inferior Quality. And let’s face the truth, for a large part, that argument is not wrong. Consider other people you’ve worked with so far. Do you think they have great talent? Are they very good developers?
June 21, 2017 — I have been working in tech and open source sales since 2005.
There are a lot of parallels between the open source development world and Improv communities. The goal of this talk is to expose the similarities and directly apply the core principles from the stagecraft of improv to get better code, smoother projects and ultimately happier customers. At the end the audience will be able to take practical examples and very simple exercises back to their organizations to better communicate with customers and internal stakeholders alike as well as techniques to get ‘unstuck’ when hitting major blockages in creativity needed for elegant code.
May 30, 2017 — “- A sim, eu sei ‘programar para WordPress’”! Parabéns, você falou isso certo. SQN! Vou mostrar como iniciei no WordPress, desafios que tive e tudo que há de novo no WordPress. Mas não para por ai. Sai de desenvolvedor para gestor de equipe e hoje tenho uma grande equipe pelo Brasil a fora desenvolvendo os sites em WordPress.
May 16, 2017 — “Te han pedido alguna vez montar una plataforma de podcasts en web? Pues nosotros lo hicimos con Podium Podcast.
¿Qué solución ofrecerías, un Symphony, un Laravel, todo a pelo? ¡No! ¡WordPress puede cubrir todas tus necesidades! Con un poquito de paciencia, el Advanced Custom Fields y unos cuantos conocimientos de WordPress (nada fuera de la maravillosa documentación), podemos crear una plataforma capaz de albergar una mediateca entera de audios e integrarla con un reproductor.
En la charla comentaremos los principales problemas que se nos presentaron:
Estructurar el contenido del site utilizando las opciones de WordPress (Programas – Temporadas – Episodios)
Blog para el site. Blog para cada programa. ¿Cómo lo hacemos?
Navegar sin perder el ritmo. Que el player siga sonando gracias a nuestro querido Ajaxify.
Yo elijo lo que muestro en cada página, hago lo quiero con mi WordPress.
¿Que quieres las URL personalizadas? Tranquilo, que yo te las reescribo
¿Alguien dijo deadline?”
March 29, 2017 — There are a lot of parallels between the open source development world and Improv communities. The goal of this talk is to expose the similarities and directly apply the core principles from the stagecraft of improv to get better code, smoother projects and ultimately happier customers. At the end the audience will be able to take practical examples and very simple exercises back to their organizations to better communicate with customers and internal stakeholders alike as well as techniques to get ‘unstuck’ when hitting major blockages in creativity needed for elegant code.
Topics will include:
Parallels between the Dev Community and Improv
Core principles of Improv and how we can embrace them for better code, including
– Active Listening
-Embracing failure as part of the process
Simple group exercises for any size team to improve communications
March 21, 2017 — While many WordPress developers understand the security value of adding an SSL Certificate to a Website; few think through the strategy necessary to minimize the loss of essential back-links that are key to SEO. In this session we’ll cover an effective SSL Implementation Strategy that will not only reduce impact on your SEO but use this opportunity as a way to build engagement with visitors.
January 21, 2017 — Le Contributor Nights saranno dedicate a studiare e lavorare insieme: ogni mese selezioneremo uno dei team attivi su make.wordpress.org. Per alcuni team potremo contare sul supporto di lead, italiani e stranieri, mentre per altri ci auto gestiremo con lo studio, leggendo la documentazione, andando a vedere quali sono le discussioni attive su trac e su Slack.
Per questa prima serata siamo felici di avere con noi John Blackbourn, WordPress engineer presso Human Made e uno dei WordPress Core developer, che ci aiuterà a scoprire il team Core.
December 11, 2016 — When companies are in search of new developers, they look for people who fall into one of three categories: Front-End, Back-End, and Full-Stack. I feel that these categories can be limiting, and tend to be geared toward proficiency in specific programming languages. If we take a moment to consider how we think about how we use the labels we use in hiring , we may not only end up hiring more qualified people, I put forward that we might create teams more well-suited to build a wide variety of websites and applications. In this talk, I introduce a new way of thinking of the stack, and how we hire the people who build it.’