Highlights from WordCamp Raleigh 2013

WordCamp Raleigh 2013 was a great conference again! I offer a quick overview of my favorite presentations from this year.

W3 Total Cache and WPTouch: Cooperating at last!

Most people who’ve worked with WordPress for very long know, it’s important to implement some sort of caching plugin to make their site as fast as possible. Most would also agree that it is increasingly important to make your site available to mobile users. (Hey, it’s all about making the information digestible by anyone, right?) […]

Command-Line WordPress – WordCamp Philly 2012

This presentation, by Ben Doherty, was a bit of a surprise. The title given in the schedule referred to ‘wp-cli’ and I really didn’t know what that was, but stayed in the “Developer Track” room anyway. This is basically an implementation of WordPress entirely on the command line, which allows doing a lot of cool […]

Legend of the Headless Browser – WordCamp Philly 2012

So this session had to start out with a little humor and some clever storytelling, because it was pretty complex. The presenter of this session, Aaron Jorbin, is a really smart, experienced developer, who has built a strong name for himself in the WordPress community, contributing to the core development and sharing his knowledge with […]

Using Vagrant to create and destroy dev environments – WordCamp Philly 2012

So, this had to be the most cryptically-title session at WordCamp Philly, as evidenced by the number of people who stayed around in the developer track room, asking each other whether anyone knew what ‘Vagrant’ was. Was this really about using homeless people as cheap coding labor? Thankfully, no. Vagrant is an open-source project designed […]

WordCamp Philly Overview

WordCamp Philly, like most WordCamps, was both enjoyable and very informative. There were several very good sessions (I almost exclusively attended the Developer Track) as well as lots of great interactions with other attendees and presenters outside of the formal presentations. I’ve never been huge on networking at conferences, but everyone is so accessible at […]