Justin Sternberg: Designeveloper – A Practical Designer’s Guide to Next-level Your Developexpertise

Bridging the designer/developer gap is a challenge not often accepted. Designers who are comfortable in PHP and in the ‘back-end’ of WordPress are rare enough that we’ve coined the term ‘unicorn’ to describe them. My personal favorite is ‘designeveloper’ (yep, it’s even on my Twitter bio). My transition began from a house painter and part-time graphic designer to a web designer for WebDevStudios. Over the course of my 4 years at WebDevStudios, I made the transition from a web designer to a developer and now even, a developer lead. I aim to give some practical insights and resources to help make that designer/developer transition and learning curve a little less scary. Maybe… even a little exciting.

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Sharon McMullen: Before You Quit Your Day Job

When I left my day job, I thought to myself “I’ll have so much more time when I’m full time working on my own business!” But that wasn’t the case. With clients knocking at my door and trying to grow the business, there were a slew of things I wish I had done before I left my steady paycheck to make the transition easier. I’ve gathered my top 10 things to work on before you quit your job to follow your design or development solo career.

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Miguel Fonseca: Lightning Talk – Git Small Hacks and Tips

Ever since that epic arms race against his childhood friend in 7th grade for the shiniest, most pimped-out personal website, Miguel has been nurturing his love for the Web and Open Source by playing with things and breaking them. When not in his cave, you’ll find him on his bicycle dodging cars up and down the Lisbon hills or dancing the Lindy Hop to Swing music in the park.

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John Eckman: Getting Outside the WordPress Bubble

Getting outside the WordPress bubble – by participating meaningfully in other conferences, conversations, and communities – helps bring new ideas into our community and also helps us bring WordPress into new contexts. I cover what some of those other communities are (in my experience) and also some examples of what we can learn from them.

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Joel Bronkowski: WordPress and eCommerce – Past, Present and Future

In this talk I discuss the emergence and popularity of WordPress + eCommerce and how it has quickly become the most popular way to sell online. From a general perspective I will discuss the drivers of this growth and how the community and stakeholders have taken WordPress eCommerce to the next level. From my role at WooCommerce I will discuss some of the lessons we’ve learned in looking at growth data and share some of the issues and perceptions which need to change to promote future adoption of WordPress + eCommerce at the enterprise level.

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Seth Alling: Deploying a WordPress Site with Minimal Work

Cowboy code, FTP to a development server, work locally and FTP, work locally and push changes with version control. There are so many different environments available for developing and deploying WordPress sites that it can seem a little daunting, and figuring out how to make it all work is even more so. Explore the different ways to deploy a website from a local environment, and learn how you can exponentially reduce your deployment time with a few scripts.

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Davis Shaver: How We Keep Development Cool, Calm, and Collected

Like many in the WordPress world, I started as a cowboy coder. Editing .php files right on the FTP server? You betcha. This is a great way to develop – if you don’t mind potentially catastrophic fatal errors, and unhappy stakeholders. I’ll share some strategies from our team at Fusion for integrating quality checks into a WordPress-specific product development process, plus some tips on keeping it fun. This talk will introduce you to the following concepts (including easy steps you can take to followup): – Product requirements document (PRD) – Github workflows and code review – Linting – Test-driven development (TDD) – Hackdays and team culture

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Reid Peifer: Reimagining Content Creation

While WordPress as a whole has evolved in amazing and powerful ways, the mechanics of content creation have stayed pretty static for years. Title field, TinyMCE Wysiwyg, metadata inputs, and a featured image. These elements have been our building blocks, all presented in a relatively unchanged WP admin experience. The future of WordPress is going to depend on how that experience evolves and grows to meet the needs of content creators. We’re going to discuss the recent explosion of page builders, panels and modules, visual editors, customizers and front end editors. Lets take a look at the pros and cons. What does it mean for content creators, designers, and developers? Even better, lets talk about what the future holds. I’ll use specific examples of how we implemented modularized dynamic content and rich long form editorial creation on enterprise clients including Fortune 500 retailers and Ivy League institutions.

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Mikkel Rommelhoff: Bliv mester i online betalingsløsninger

Med de mange betalingsløsninger der findes til WooCommerce og andre shop systemer er det efter hånden svært for mange at gennemskue hvad der giver mening. Jeg vil derfor gennemgå hvilke betalingsløsninger der findes til WooCommerce. Herefter klarligge hvilke fordele og ulemper de mest kendte besidder inden jeg viser hvordan man sætter en betalingsløsninger op direkte på siden med SSL og integreret betaling.

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Tony Kovanen: Lightning Talk – Blast off with Jetpack

Tony Kovanen works with Automattic as a JavaScript Wrangler tweaking Jetpack among other things. He is a core team member of Socket.IO and contributes to many other Open Source projects. He loves to explore new technologies and ways to improve user experience, code quality and performance. He is born and currently based in Helsinki, Finland.

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Anthony Burchell: Helping Core

This talk will highlight the many different ways to give back to Core WordPress. At a high level I will go over the core trac ticketing system and how to talk within tickets. I will even be diving into Vagrant and show how to set up a development environment and create a patch. This talk will take some of the ambiguity out of contributing to Core and focus mainly on teaching how to do the little things that lead to bigger impacts.

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David de Boer: iDEAL in WordPress van aanvraag tot productie

Ondanks dat iDEAL als betaalmethode helemaal ingeburgerd is, blijft er bij website bouwers veel onduidelijk over het hoe en wat van een iDEAL implementatie. Vaak wordt er daarom maar gekozen om “eCommerce” projecten dan maar niet te doen en aan een collega door te sturen. Onnodig, want als je eenmaal weet hoe het inbouwen van iDEAL in zijn werk gaat, kun je profiteren van de snelle groei van eCommerce in Nederland en je beter differentiëren van al die andere website bouwers! In deze presentatie leer je alles wat je moet weten over de iDEAL implementatie. We gaan het hele process doorlopen van aanvraag tot productie en eerste betalingen.

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Melodie Laylor: (Mis)adventures in Nonprofit Web Design

I will discuss the benefits of choosing WordPress to power a nonprofit website, point out special considerations and must-haves, cover recommended plugins and themes, and share resources available online to help nonprofits with their websites. I will draw from my experience as designer and webmaster for a house of worship and a couple of nonprofits, and showcase several nonprofit websites powered by WordPress.

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Valentin Vesa: WordPress for Charities – The Gift That Keeps on Giving

In this session you’ll hear about how my passion for WordPress helped me create an online presence for our family project turned multinational charity program and landed me my dream job, helping to protect WordPress sites at Sucuri. It opened opportunities, allows me to work remotely for an American company, while also providing enough time to manage the volunteers behind the ShoeBox Romania Project.

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Catherine Stewart and Matt Cohen: WooMattic – The Inside Story

In May, 2015 Automattic acquired WooCommerce. In July, 2015 the San Francisco WooCommerce meetup group joined the San Francisco WordPress meetup group to invite the architects of that acquisition to discuss the process of the deal, as well as the future of the newly joined forces from the Automattic Lounge in San Francisco. Watch the conversation between Catherine Stewart, VP of Business Development @automattic and Matt Cohen, WooThemes Product Team Lead, @automattic. Moderated by Brent Shepard, Founder @prospress and Beka Rice, Author-Content Manager @skyverge.

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Jenny Wong: Contributing to WordPress

When someone tells you that anyone can contribute to WordPress you may not believe them, but in this talk I will show you how this is true. Jenny will show you how you do not have to be a developer to contribute back to the open source project we all love so much, explain the different ways this is possible, how to set up and upcoming events that makes contributing back so easy. This talk is aimed anyone, regardless of skill set and ability, who has not contributed to the WordPress project or any open source project before.

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Hans-Helge Bürger: Boost Your Development with Vagrant

WordPress development can be quite cumbersome, especially if you deal with different clients and everybody has own server configurations or special needs. Using Services like MAMP are great for a quick start but if you need to match certain criteria it is good to be as close as possible to live environment. Vagrant is a tool, which lets you setup a Virtual Machine on your computer, which reflects your live environment. And people from the community already built some special VMs for WordPress developer. Setting up a new WordPress (Multi-) Site is just a mater of seconds and you’re ready to go. This session, will teach you what Vagrant is, how you can use it and what specific WordPress solution exists to boost your WordPress development.

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Roy Sivan: How To Level Up As a Developer

Becoming a developer is not easy. It isn’t much easier once you become one. You start by knowing very little to no code, and just as you feel confident about coding, you realize there are at least 2 languages you need to now learn. I’ve been there, and this talk is about some skills I’ve learned to help jump from that starting level, to the next. Tricks and things I’ve learned through over a decade of coding to help you in your developer journey.

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Justin Welch: Choosing a Lean WordPress Theme for Future Growth

“Bloated Themes” – You’ve probably heard the term if you’ve been around WordPress much. In this talk I’ll address the problems with using themes that come bundled with 900+ shiny objects. You don’t want that if you want a stable, secure, fast website that will last more than 6 months. I’ll cover criteria to look for and things to avoid when choosing a premium theme, or a starter theme.

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Glenn Zucman: Sustainable WordPress

IN THIS TALK I WILL: * Look at long-term sustainability issues for a WordPress blog * List best practices for sustainable WordPress websites * Describe solutions for individuals * Describe solutions and business opportunities for hosting providers * Survey how other Web2.0 platforms are approaching these issues, eg: Google’s “”Inactive Account Manager”” or Facebook’s “”Memorialization Request””

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