Lately I’ve taken up a fondness for speaking at conferences, meetups, and other gatherings. If you’re interested in having me speak with your team or at your event please get in touch and we’ll set something up!
June 10, 2017
Grand Rapids is one of my hands-down favorite cities in Michigan, and I’m absolutely bummed that I haven’t been there since I spoke at WordCamp Grand Rapids a few years ago. Luckily, that’s about to change, as I’ve been invited to give I’d Like to Write the World Some Docs this June at Beer City Code 2017.
Tags: Beer City Code, Documentation, Grand Rapids
June 24, 2017
I’m proud to announce that I’ll be giving Computers <3 Structured Data for the second time this June at WordCamp Kent.
I was fortunate enough to give two talks at WordCamp Northeast Ohio (NEO) — the conference’s old name — last year, and it truly is a fantastic conference. Last year, we had keynotes from Eric Meyer and Chris Lema, and this year we get a keynote from the one and only Carrie Dils (who, if you follow her OfficeHours.FM podcast, invited me to speak with her last fall).
Tags: Structured Data, WordCamp
June 1, 2017
I always love experiencing a new (to me) conference in a new city, so I’m ecstatic to announce that I’ve been accepted to give Building for the PHP Command Line Interface at Music City Code in Nashville, TN.
Tags: CLI, Music City Code, PHP
January 10, 2017
From the day I began speaking at conferences, I’ve joked that CodeMash is my “white whale”; a seemingly unobtainable speaking position, as the conference attracts some of the brightest developers not just in Ohio, but from all over the world.
I attended my first CodeMash in January of 2013 at the recommendation of my mentor, Matt Jones. I had just started at Buckeye Interactive, and I was ready to soak in as much knowledge as possible. Over subsequent years, CodeMash has become the gold standard of what I feel a multi-disciplinary conference should be, and this year I finally get my chance to speak.
Tags: CLI, CodeMash, PHP
February 8, 2017
After LoopConf was delayed due to Hurricane Matthew in October, the organizers invited me to speak at the conference in its new venue, the Sugar House in Salt Lake City, Utah.
I’ll be giving the same talk that was scheduled for Ft. Lauderdale: Writing WP-CLI Commands That Work!
Tags: LoopConf, WordPress, WP-CLI
April 20, 2017
This spring, I head south to the Dallas-Fort Worth area for my first Lone Star PHP conference, where I’ll be premiering two new talks: Computers <3 Structured Data and I’d Like to Write the World Some Docs.
Tags: Documentation, Lone Star PHP, PHP, Structured Data
October 7, 2016
Thanks to some late changes to the schedule, I’m happy to announce that I’ll be speaking this October at the second-ever LoopConf in sunny Fort Lauderdale, FL!
The focus of my talk will be “Writing WP-CLI Commands That Work!”, which I’ve previously given at WordCamps Dayton and Columbus earlier this year. As such, slides are available on GitHub.
Tags: LoopConf, WP-CLI
December 15, 2016
On my way to #10upSummit, Mr. Cal Evans reached out and asked if I’d be interested in giving my “Building for the PHP Command Line Interface” talk at December’s Nomad PHP (EU Chapter) Meetup. “Me?”, I asked, “giving a talk to an international audience?” Yes, please!
Tags: CLI, Nomad PHP, PHP
February 6, 2016
The internet is an amazing tool for sharing information with users all over the world, but what happens when “online” isn’t a guarantee? This was the question posed after 10up built an web-based product catalog for one of the world’s leading water technology providers. With a sales team of hundreds, how could we be sure that the sales materials were always available to the sales team, regardless of internet connectivity?
This session is a case-study on taking a web application offline, synchronizing JSON data and assets while maintaining a consistent user experience. Attendees will gain insight on the unique challenges of taking an app offline, as well as the technologies available and strategies for keeping data intact and the user experience seamless.
Tags: IndexedDB, localStorage, Offline, SunshinePHP, WordPress
March 5, 2016
WP-CLI is a great tool when you don’t need a fancy UI, need to write scripts to perform regular maintenance, or to provide deeper functionality to your awesome plugin. Like WordPress, it’s free, open source, and far more powerful than some people give it credit for.
This session covers the components necessary to write great WP-CLI scripts; from structure to execution, arguments to output, attendees should leave the session with everything they need to know to implement WP-CLI commands in their next project.
Tags: Dayton, WordCamp, WP-CLI
October 22, 2016
This month, I’ll be giving my second-ever talk at Columbus Code Camp: Taking the Web Offline. This will be my first Columbus Code Camp since 2014 (I skipped last year on account of having a newborn to take care of), and I’m excited to connect with other developers in the Central Ohio area.
Tags: Columbus Code Camp, Rev1 Ventures
May 26, 2016
This May, I’ll be presenting two brand new talks at php[tek] in St. Louis. This will be my first time speaking at php[tek], so I’m extremely excited to get to present two brand new talks: Professional Development, Professional Developers and Building for the PHP Command Line Interface!
Tags: CLI, PHP, php[architect], php[tek], Professional Development
November 22, 2016
A few weeks ago, one of the organizers of the Washington D.C. WordPress meetup group reached out and asked if I’d be willing to speak while I’m in town for php[world]. Never one to pass up and opportunity to speak to new groups (to be fair, there was also mention of free pizza and beer), I happily accepted.
I’ll be giving my new Up to my Eyeballs in Technical Debt! talk, just days before it officially premieres at php[world].
Tags: Meetups, php[world], Technical Debt, Washington D.C., WordPress