Software Development, Web Design, Training


WordCamp Notes: Lessons Learned Releasing My First WordPress Plugin - Jamie Bergen

1. Scratch your own itch
think about pain points for YOU
if you built it, YOU would want to use it
will help you feel invested in the project

WordCamp Notes: Accessibility, Beginning The Journey - Ben Byrne

Accessibility is...
The degree to which a product, device, to services or environment is available to as many people as possible
pertains to more than just websites - also apps, etc.

WordCamp Notes: Start Your SEO Strong With 4 Key Pieces Of Content - Taylor Waldon

why your website NEEDS a blog
defining your place online
3 key pieces of content

WordCamp Notes: Local SEO The Old Fashioned Way - Jim Kaspari

local SEO vs global SEO
local = brick and mortar businesses providing services in the local area

WordCamp Notes: Getting Your First Online Course Published - Bodie Quirk

What do you need to build an online course?
7 things you must know about

WordCamp Notes: Podcasting With WordPress - Ray Ortega

The Podcaster Studio

Why WordPress for podcasts?
does everything a podcast needs
starts w/ basic creation all the way up to full blown sites and community
membership site, monetizing

WordCamp Notes: The Biggest Design Problem I've Confronted Is Project Management - Chris Ford

guiding principles in design
#1 skill is EMPATHY
REALLY care about people
genuine interest

WordCamp Notes: Site Migration? Redesign? Don't Tank Your SEO - Kathy Alice Brown

what's changing?
migration and redesign can mean a lot of different things
domain name?
design/ theme?
information architecture?
are you rebranding?

WordCamp Notes: Leverage Linting To Be A Better Developer - Matt Vanderpol

code quality tool

4 main components

1. the code
2. rules - describe what the code should look like when everything is working well
3. process - a program that runs, pulls in the rules, analyzes the code, figures out where it does NOT match the rules
4. reports - when the process is done, you need a way to see the output, where your code does not match, where the problems are that you need to address

September 26, 2018
WordCamp Sacramento 2018 Recap

Two weeks ago was WordCamp Sacramento 2018.  I’ve spoken there before but haven’t been able to attend in the last couple of years due to scheduling conflicts.   I was actually scheduled to teach an HTML/CSS workshop in San Francisco on the same weekend this year but the client had a conflict of their own and had to cancel, so off to WordCamp I went!