Steve Grunwell

Open-source contributor, speaker, and coffee snob

Tag: WP-CLI

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Lightning Talk at WordCamp Grand Rapids 2018

I’ve written in the past about my love for WordCamp Grand Rapids, and I’m excited to announce I’ll be returning this year for WordCamp Grand Rapids 2018 on Saturday, June 30! Even better, I’ll be joining two of my colleagues — Chris Lema and Andrew Norcross — as Liquid Web (apparently) takes over the conference!

The theme for WordCamp Grand Rapids 2018 is around tools and services (an area I’m particularly passionate about), so I’m especially excited. This year, I’ll also be giving my first-ever lightning talk, Up and Running with WP-CLI.

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WordTech! 2018

Update March 27, 2018: Speakers just received word that due to low ticket sales and sponsorship, WordTech! won’t be happening this year.

I’m proud to announce that I’ll be giving my Writing WP-CLI Commands That Work! talk at the inaugural WordTech! conference this Star Wars Day (May 4, 2018) in Toronto.

While this is a brand-new conference, I have a special attachment to it: Lead Organizer Peter MacIntyre (one of the organizers of Northeast PHP) reached out to Eric Mann and I all the way back in January of 2017 about organizing a new, development-focused WordPress conference; he noted that WordCamps often cater to the broadest range of developers, meaning it’s rare for a camp to have more than a few “advanced” development talks. While I’m a fan of development-oriented WordPress conferences (such as LoopConf), I don’t have the bandwidth to help organize a conference. I told Peter that I’d still be happy to submit when the CFP is open. Fast forward a year or so, and I’m excited to be among the inaugural batch of speakers!

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WP-CLI @ WordCamp Cincinnati

I’m proud to announce that I’ll be speaking at the second-ever WordCamp Cincinnati this November, giving my “Writing WP-CLI Commands That Work!” talk.

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Writing WP-CLI Commands That Work! at LoopConf 2.1

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!

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[RESCHEDULED] Writing WP-CLI Commands That Work! at LoopConf 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.

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Two Talks @ WordCamp Columbus

WordCamp Columbus will always have a special place in my heart (I became interested in speaking after attending WordCamp Columbus 2012), so I’m proud to announce that I’ll be returning to the WordCamp Columbus stage this August with two talks.

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Writing WP-CLI Scripts that Work! @ WordCamp Dayton 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.

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