Two Talks @ WordCamp NEO

Word came in last night that I’ve had two talks accepted for WordCamp NEO (Northeast Ohio, formerly North Canton):

Accelerating the Mobile Web with AMP

A brand new talk on a timely topic, Accelerated Mobile Pages has been a hot topic at 10up recently.

Mobile users are sick of heavy, bloated sites eating up their precious data plans. In response, the open-source Accelerated Mobile Page (AMP) Project was born. AMP promises a lean, near-instant mobile experience for users with minimal effort on the part of publishers. Come learn what AMP is all about, how you can implement it in your projects, and why it’s so much more than “just a mobile version of the web.”

Slides are available on GitHub.

Professional Development for Professional Developers

Shortly after it premieres at php[tek] 2016, I’ll be giving my “soft-skills” talk on professional development at WordCamp NEO.

The best and worst part about our chosen vocation is that there’s an endless amount of stuff to see, learn, and try and nowhere near enough time in which to do it. In an industry where “the new hotness” changes every week, what hope does a developer have of keeping up?

This talk focuses on the professional development of a professional developer. How do we continue to grow as professionals without getting totally overwhelmed with information? We’ll touch on the topics of stress, education, humility, and more.

Surprise surprise, these slides are on GitHub, too!