Sunday, 16 Oct 2016 1:00 PM
Speed matters. No one wants to wait around for your site to load, especially on a phone. And WordPress isn’t known for being fast: one of the key selling points of WordPress managed hosting is the server-side caching.
Sonja London has been doing performance tuning since before WordPress was invented. She explains how to determine what’s slowing your site down and what to do about it. Don’t settle for the generic suggestions provided by Google PageSpeed Insights: following them may make no difference at all if your real problem lies somewhere else.
Sunday, 18 Sep 2016 1:00 PM
We get two short presentations and plenty of time for discussion, networking, and Q&A this Sunday.
The Roles you need to build your WordPress website and the software you can use to replace them
Anca Mosoiu takes a tongue-in-cheek look at assigning roles and capabilities in WordPress–especially for clients.
Is WordPress the Right Tool for This Job?
Sallie Goetsch just gave this presentation at WordCamp Los Angeles. WordPress is made of awesome, but sometimes it’s not what your client needs right now. Learn ways to identify jobs that are right for you, right for the client, and right for WordPress.
As always, we will have time for introductions, general Q&A, and pizza provided by our sponsor A2 Hosting.
The good news about web accessibility is that there are a lot of resources out there for developers who want to build accessible websites. Here are a few of the ones I’ve bookmarked.
These are not the result of a comprehensive search, which I’m sure would turn up many more resources, but rather articles I have come across in my regular WordPress and web development reading.
WordPress Accessibility Handbook
Make WordPress Accessible
Rian Rietveld’s State of Accessibility Presentation from WordCamp Europe
Elise Roy’s TED Talk: When We Design for Accessibility, We All Benefit
Web Accessibility Basics from Marco Zehe
Marco's Accessibility Blog
Free Web Accessibility Course from Udacity
WordPress.org Accessibility Support Forum
WordPress > Support > Accessibility
The A11y Project
Tota11y Accessibility Visualization Kit
WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool
Enter your URL to check the accessibility of your website.
Yoast’s Must-Read Accessibility Posts (A11y and SEO)
Carrie Dils: An Intro to Accessible WordPress Themes
7 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about Accessibility
Article on Medium by Jesse Hausler from Salesforce. Doesn’t want to do the content card thing.
Color Safe WCAG Palette Generator
Presentation by Michael Beil: How do I know if my web project is accessible?
More WordCamp Accessibility Videos
tuts+ Accessibility Learning Guide
Code Envato Tuts+
How to Make Your Website More Accessible (WPMU DEV)
WPMU DEV Blog
PageGauge: Quickly Assess Your Website’s Usability
How to Create More Accessible Content
WP Accessibility Plugin
Sunday, 28 Aug 2016 12:00 PM
Participants in the 2015 East Bay WordPress Contributor Day. Credit: Anca Mosoiu.
You don’t have to be on the core team to contribute to WordPress. There are all kinds of ways to help out: answering questions in the support forum, writing and editing documentation, making translations, helping with accessibility, and more.
Join us for a special extended session and give back to the WordPress community. We’ll show you how to do it and then get down to work. All you need is a WordPress.org (not .com) login and a laptop.
A2 Hosting is sponsoring pizza and Tech Liminal is sponsoring beer!
Links to Contributor Guides