“Designeveloper — a Practical Designer’s Guide to Next-level Your Developexpertise” Presentation – WordCamp Philly ’15

Bridging the designer/developer gap is a challenge not often accepted. Designers who are comfortable in PHP and in the ‘back-end’ of WordPress are rare enough that we’ve coined the term ‘unicorn’ to describe them. My personal favorite is ‘designeveloper’ (yep, it’s even on my Twitter bio). My transition began from a house painter and part-time graphic designer to a web designer for WebDevStudios. Over the course of my 4 years at WebDevStudios, I made the transition from a web designer to a developer and now even, a developer lead. I aim to give some practical insights and resources to help make that designer/developer transition and learning curve a little less scary. Maybe… even a little exciting.

— https://philly.wordcamp.org/2015/

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Better Javascript, a WDSLunch presentation

In March, I (re)presented on some of the fundamentals of writing better javascript for an internal WDSLunch presentation. The slides contain a ton of useful info and are an accumulation of a lot of tips & tricks I’ve learned along the way. I definitely recommend checking them out. The two resource slides at the end are gold. dsgnwrks.pro/wdslunch-better-javascript

WPSessions: “Custom Meta and Settings with CMB2”

Last Friday I had the privilege to present on CMB2 for WPSessions. If you use CMB2 at all or are interested in getting started, I HIGHLY recommend you purchase that session.

Please support WPSessions and CMB2 by purchasing the session here.

My presentation/notes for that session can be found here.

“CMB2: The Metabox Strikes Back” Presentation – WordCamp Raleigh ’14

This talk will cover using custom metaboxes, fields, and forms to provide structure to your data, as well as keeping WordPress very easy to use for clients. By leveraging CMB2, a major rewrite of the popular “Custom Metaboxes and Fields for WordPress” library, you’ll be able to enable all sorts of awesome things in your WordPress sites with minimal code effort.

— https://raleigh.wordcamp.org/2014/

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