Decision-making in WordPress Core Development at WordCamp Europe

I was graciously invited to speak at WordCamp Europe 2016 on the way decisions are made while building WordPress.

It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to share with everyone there — thanks to everyone who helped out; it was an outstanding event.

You can check out the slides below:

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An Insider’s Look into 4.5 at WordCamp St. Louis

Had a great weekend at WordCamp St. Louis!

Was honored to be invited to share some of my experiences with WordPress 4.5.  Thanks to the organizers and everyone who attended for a great event!

Check out the slides here:

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A Year in Core at WordCamp LA

At WordCamp LA, I had the opportunity to share a retrospective on the happenings in WordPress core throughout the last year, and a short look into a possible future for WordPress in 4.4, coming in early December!

Thanks to the organizers and volunteers for an excellent event, and to everyone who came by to learn and chat about WordPress core!

You can find the slides in PDF here, or embedded below the break: Continue reading A Year in Core at WordCamp LA

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Connect the Dots at WordCamp Ventura 2014

Thanks to Konstantin Obenland, Alicia St. RoseErick Hitter, and Andrew Behla for the invitation to speak!

I gave a satirical talk called “Connect the Dots” at WordCamp Ventura about the WordPress community and its connections, whose slides you can see below.

Yes, it’s silly. Yes, I hope you enjoy it. I’ll post a link to the video when it lands on WordPress.tv.

If you’d prefer a download, you can find the PDF Here.

Have a favorite WordPress conspiracy theory?  Feel free to share it below!

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Heartbeat + WP REST API at WordCamp NYC

Thanks to the organizers, volunteers, and everyone attending WordCamp NYC for a great event!

Below, you can find the slides and code for my talk on the Heartbeat API for WordPress.

In this presentation, I also included a sample for a custom WordPress API endpoint (hat/tip Ryan McCue) for causing the WordPress admin to honk via a GET request (which is decidedly unRESTful, but equal to the way the Tesla Model S API works). I then provided this URL to the audience prior to discussing the code for much hilarity.

The code’s after the break. But think twice about deploying it on a production server, since it allows others to annoy you with unauthenticated requests. The JSON REST API plugin is required prior to the JSON API’s introduction in WordPress Core itself.

You can download the slides in PDF, and see the slides inline from Speaker Deck below.

Continue reading Heartbeat + WP REST API at WordCamp NYC

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Contributing to Core: Hassle to Hobby and Workshop at WordCamp Orange County

I had the pleasure of being invited to speak at WordCamp Orange County this weekend about core WordPress contribution, the problems that I ran into when first getting started, and some things that have since changed to make things simpler for new contributors.

Thanks to the organizers, volunteers, and everyone involved for an excellent camp!

You can find the slides in PDF here, and embedded from Speaker Deck after the break.

Included as well are the small set of slides in PDF used for the Core Contribution Workshop, and embedded below.
Continue reading Contributing to Core: Hassle to Hobby and Workshop at WordCamp Orange County

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