My talk at WordCamp San Francisco this year.
The Zen of WP Development is being one with the code, and creating compelling web experiences with proper uses of the core API. It involves: Focusing on the question at hand, and ignoring distractions. Distilling complex situations into simpler parts. Pulling from deep knowledge of… Continue reading →
Flew down to San Francisco this morning in preparation for WordCamp San Francisco. I’m excited and nervous; my Saturday afternoon talk will likely be in front of the largest audience I’ve ever seen. That is, unless everyone ends up in the other track.
Mostly though, I’m looking forward to hanging out with the community. And, if it’s possible, find people using Edit Flow who’d like to get involved with an upcoming release!
Deep background: I did this on a Latin American keyboard too. Hunt, peck, hunt, peck.
WordPress developers (especially core) should publish with their software on a daily basis.
Context: Non-technical users are generally only subconsciously aware of usability issues. Technical users know how the magic happens. When actively using their own software, they have greater visibility into usability issues, and what steps could be taken for improvement. In helping teach the Newbie workshop over the last two days, I’ve relearned just how painfully complex it is to learn how to publish with WordPress. If those who build or design with WordPress also published with WordPress on a daily basis, we’d have that much better software.
As an example: it would be awesome of all of these WordCamp San Francisco presentations were posted as WordPress galleries instead of as PDF or Slideshare.
Flying Alaska 224 down to San Francisco for a VIP/media services team meetup in Sonoma and WordCamp San Francisco at the end of the week. One of these days I’ll be able to fly myself…