August 8, 2017 — What distinguishes good WordPress development from great WordPress development? What tools can I use to improve my development process? How do I make my code extensible for future adopters? Why should I bother with following the coding standards and best practices? Will my software scale? How can I ensure my code will perform in the wild?
This crash course session will dive head-first into answering these questions as we explore the development practices of professional WordPress developers. Through exposure to tooling and popular development workflows, you will become familiar with the best practices from the industry. Geared towards creators of all skill levels, this session will help you build confidence when developing with the web’s most popular content management system.
August 7, 2017 — Red8 Interactive builds custom WordPress themes for design agencies across the country. Several of our customers have told us that they are no longer designing websites because they can’t make money on the projects. In fact they frequently lose money. The presentation is a reaction to this. It’s based on our experiences and presents an approach that will lead to profitable projects. With a few changes to their process a website project can be profitable. But it does require change.
July 23, 2017 — Kat Slump is a rising senior at the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she is pursuing a degree in IT Innovation.
Kat has had experiences in a variety of areas — from development to marketing to design — interning at Interface School, Flywheel and Apple. In her spare time, Kat loves playing with her kitten, Swift, who happens to be named after her favorite programming language. She also has a love for fashion and blogging. You can find Kat on Instagram & Twitter via @katslump.
June 29, 2017 — WP-CLI, a tool not too familiar by many developers, and that is a shame. WP-CLI can speed up your development and maintenance time a lot by just typing a few commands in the terminal.
June 27, 2017 — 青森観光アプリ開発コンテスト 星野リゾート 青森屋を舞台に開催された、青森県主催のハッカソンで「もう一つ体験を多く」をコンセプトに多彩なイベントや食堂、お風呂など訪れた宿泊者が、青森屋 Watchというアプリで、イベントや施設の情報をタイムライン形式で表示。青森屋での体験をさらに充実するアプリを制作しました。 ロゴデザインも即日行い、ネイティブ・Web アプリの両方のデモ を開発し、AWSとAmimotoを使い、オーディエンスのデバイスでプレゼンテーション時にデモを確認できる などの工夫を行い、コンセプトやデモの完成度などを高く評価され W 受賞となりました。
June 21, 2017 — Website development companies have long struggled with the challenge of getting website content from clients in a timely manner. This causes a variety of problems for web development and programming companies including mismatched expectations, extended project timelines, excessive client communication, delayed project payment timelines, and in some cases unhappy clients. In some cases this can also lead to websites that are ineffective because although the design is functional, the content fails to compel the site visitor to take. During this presentation we will explore a variety of tools, best practices, and strategies that website development agencies can test and implement to help overcome this challenge
June 19, 2017 — Abhishek is a new face in the WordPress community, who has been working with WordPress for about a year now. This session will cover different approaches of developing websites in WordPress for divergent clients. He will be sharing his experiences as a WordPress developer and freelancer, working with client’s website in WordPress.He shared some ideas on delivering WordPress sites faster maintaining the quality output.
June 17, 2017 — Boing Boing is one of the longest running independent publications on the Internet. From our start as ‘zine to our currently self-hosted WordPress site, we’ve had our ass kicked by every platform we’ve tried. WordPress doesn’t have me in a murderous rage, but that is largely because the guys at WP VIP are so good at sorting out the weird and often suicidal things we do to ourselves. Actually, some issues with 2FA, and our cookies expiring weirdly leave me kinda frustrated… but hey, at least Google can crawl the site this week!
June 16, 2017 — No offense, but most local development environments are overkill. Vagrant is great if you want to match your site’s production environment, but it can often be fussy, and slow to spin up. Docker runs faster and is more lightweight, but it can be hard to get up and running if you’re not intimately familiar with how containers work.
Laravel’s Valet project is a simplified, local, PHP development environment for minimalists that uses lightweight packages—not virtual machines— to speed up development time.
In this session I will demonstrate how to install Valet, show off some of the features that make it so useful for WordPress developers, and share some power user tricks that I’ve learned while using it.
June 5, 2017 — Creating high quality content before designing and developing a custom WordPress site can be the difference between a successful project and one that goes over budget, wastes time and leaves everyone feeling frustrated. Unfortunately, the reality is that clients underestimate the enormous task of writing and editing and aggregating the right content.
After some trial and error, our team at Big Room Studios has worked to incorporate content gathering, writing and editing into every part of the web development process.
I’ll go over how we incorporate content creation into:
1. The sales process
2. Client intake and education
3. Wireframing and Information Architecture
4. Development sprints
5. Final writing and editing before launch