Link Category: Videos
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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:
A Good Talk on Personal Data Security
In an effort to make sure I miss nothing for my forthcoming security course (which may or may not be coming in November…), I’ve been watching a lot of WordPress.tv talks tagged with “security”. Many of the talks are very very good, but this one has an added interesting trait: it’s got little to do with WordPress.
Do the WordPress Wiggle
WordCamp Denver was last weekend. And it was a really great event which I would recommend that everyone try to get to in future years. I got to hang out lots of nice friends, old and new, and it was a very good (and tasty) time. But the most sharable highlight is definitely a song commissioned by Zack Katz of GravityView, by the artist Jonathan Mann who may be best known as “Song-a-Day Mann.” It’s *real* catchy, and it’s all about WordPress:
Learn the Business Side of Running a Premium Plugin Shop with Making Pro Plugins
If you’ve ever wanted to offer a WordPress plugin on the open market, you’ll know a lot of questions come right up. “How?” and “Is my code good enough?” and “Will I immediately drown in support tickets?” are just three.