GitHub for the Rest of Us – WordCamp US, 2015

GitHub is one of the most important and least understood tools of the open source community. At the inaugural WordCamp US in Philadelphia, I presented a 10 minute lightning talk to help make sense of Git and GitHub through the prism of science fiction. Here are the slides.

Why WordPress? My WordCamp Seattle 2013 Keynote

Earlier this year I was honoured with the privilege of being the keynote speaker at WordCamp Seattle. The topic of my talk: Answer the question “Why WordPress”. My talk featured over 300 slides, anecdotes, statistics, and a fair portion of nonsense and Vikings – exactly what you should expect. Watch the video and tell me what your answer is.

Conversations with Mor10, Episode 4: WordCamp Vancouver 2012

WordPress wouldn’t exist without the WordPress community, and WordCamp is where the community comes out to play. Over the past two years I’ve had the honour of being a co-organizer of WordCamp Vancouver (WordCamp:Developers in 2011) and in that role I’ve met a lot of very interesting people. WordCamp conferences focus the attention on leaders…

Can WordPress really do that? A preview of my 2012 WordCamp Victoria talk

It all started with a simple yet befuddling question: “Can you create a WordPress site that sends SMS messages to users when things change?” My initial thought was that this could easily become the most annoying website in the world, but upon closer inspection it was a stroke of pure genius. To ring in 2012…

WordCamp Victoria Presentation: 10 Theme Hacks to Improve Your Site

Above is the slide deck for my WordCamp Victoria presentation entitled “10 WordPress Theme Hacks to Improve Your Site”. Unlike my regular presentation this one is entirely slides based which means if you just read the slides, you’ll get the gist of it. Below are all my code examples along with links to further information,…

Using WordPress in Alternate Configurations – My WordCamp Whistler 09 Presentation

Finally, after a full week of catching up, here is the video tutorial version of my presentation at WordCamp Whistler 09 for those who were there and those who couldn’t come. The video is also available on WordPress.tv if you’d rather watch it there. I recorded the video over the weekend and it contains the…

Code snippets from my WordCamp presentation

Here are some code snippets from my WordCamp Whistler presentation. This article will be expanded in the coming week but in the meantime here they are for anyone wanting to play around with them: Custom Page Templates in 5 lines of code Custom Fields in one line of code Custom Field that parses PHP code