Today I’m presenting on Best Practices for WordPress at WordCamp Porto 2016. This talk is similar to my WordPress Best Practices for Enterprise talk but will be a bit more general and has some updated topics. Specifically, this presentation will include: Caching for high traffic situation Security techniques Writing maintainable/extensible code Optimizing database reads/writes Search [...]
On May 30 I am presenting at WordCamp Miami 2015. My session is titled “Modernizing WordPress Search with Elasticsearch”. I have revamped the talk a bit to accommodate less technical users. Rather than running through Elasticsearch configuration, I am talking more about example ElasticPress queries. I’ll be doing the same talk June 13 at WordCamp [...]
This weekend I presented at WordCamp Nashville 2015. My session was titled “Modernizing WordPress Search with Elasticsearch”. I’ve given this talk a few times but am excited to present it to the South! Here are my slides for the talk: Don’t forget that comprehensive documentation for ElasticPress lives on Github. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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