“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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“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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