Link Category: Videos
The Algorithms of CSS
I really loved this talk from Lara Schenck. Part of that’s because I love to have abstract technical conversations about things like “What is a programming language?” and “What even is life?” Part of that is just because she does a great job covering a complex topic with a fun touch on a touchy topic.
Why Do Keynote Speakers Keep Suggesting That Improving Security Is Possible?
A literally incredible tale
“Simple Made Easy” by Rich Hickey
My link post last week was inspired by my attendance at Southeast PHP. In response to the talk I gave there, a fellow speaker reminded me of this talk from Rich Hickey, a creator of the Clojure programming language. It’s a classic, and I was glad to remember and think harder about it.
Google’s strongest security for those who need it most
Secure your work, then copy the methods.
David’s Talk on Using Functional PHP
I gave one of my most-loved conference talks last week at Southeast PHP. (That’s Southeast United States 🤓) In preparation, I recorded the talk as a video and put it on YouTube. And, I made a valiant, but ultimately failed attempt to distill the whole talk into written text. I did get a non-zero amount of it into written form, and if there’s demand (which you can easily express on the linked page), I will try again to write-up the rest.
What’s better than an online conference with some of the best speakers in WordPress? I’ll get there in a second. Here are the schedule elements that caught my eye:
Watch My Free WordPress User Security Talk
Last night, I gave a talk at my local WordPress Meetup here in Fort Collins about security for site owners. Because I think it’s basically required that you rehearse a talk at least once before giving it, I went ahead and whipped out my screen recording software for one of these practice-runs and put it on YouTube. It’s here:
Mel Choyce’s Talk About Gutenberg + Customizer
I went to LoopConf a few weeks back and had a great time. The one talk there that I think absolutely everyone who’s even a little worried or curious about Gutenberg should see is Mel Choyce’s on the future of customizing WordPress now that we’re getting Gutenberg. If you’re ready, just start watching now:
Learn Git for Free with Dan Gitschooldude
Last year I put together a conference talk on Git. While researching it, and wanting to make sure I really understood Git, I stumbled upon a free YouTube channel that is just chock-full of good practical advice about Git.
Sandi Metz: You Are Insufficiently Persuasive
One of my favorite very nerdy hobbies is watching conference talks from tech conferences I don’t attend. In my time doing that, Sandi Metz — who is best known inside the Ruby community — is one the consistently good speakers I always seek out. Her talk from RubyConf in New Orleans last year is no exception to the rule. You should watch it and be nerdy like me: