Database Theory, Elasticsearch, Search, WordCamps, WordPress Plugins

ElasticPress at WordCamp Paris

This weekend I presented at WordCamp Paris 2015. My session was titled “Modernizing WordPress Search with Elasticsearch”. The talk ran through issues with WordPress search, what Elasticsearch is, setting up an Elasticsearch cluster, and configuring ElasticPress.

Elasticsearch is a very exciting technology and I am thrilled at the chance to spread information about it. I (and 10up in general) am very proud of the work we have done on ElasticPress. My hope is that more people will install the plugin and give us feedback as a result of the talk.

Here are my slides for the talk:

Don’t forget that comprehensive documentation for ElasticPress lives on Github.

Computer Science, WordCamps

Computer Science in WordPress

Last year I did a presentation at WordCamp Orange County, WordCamp Birmingham, WordCamp Toronto, and WordCamp Providence called “What You Missed in Computer Science”. I have a Computer Science degree which I believe has provided me with some tools to think about problems in a certain way. This presentation will teach you about some of those tools, specifically Big-Oh Notation and race conditions. I will frame these Computer Science topics in terms of WordPress.

You can see a video recording of me giving the talk here at WordCamp Providence. I am reposting the slides on SlideShare since they seem to have disappeared:

Command Line WordPress, WordCamps, WordPress Plugins

WordCamp Ottawa

This weekend I was lucky enough to present at the 2nd annual WordCamp Ottawa. My talk was titled “Saving Time with WP-CLI”. WP-CLI is a plugin that lets you interact with your WordPress installations via the command line. My talk runs through some cool built-in WP-CLI commands as well as creating custom commands. My slides for the talk are here: