Lightning Talks: New to WordPress Development

The Art of N00b: Tips for beginners in the world of WordPress

Mickey Kay

New to the world of WordPress? Wondering how best to jump in? Intimidated by all the stuff you “don’t know”? Come join the party for an action-packed flash talk covering LOADS of goodies including: simple steps to getting involved, experience-based insights for developing your skills, plenty of useful resources for your bookmarks tab, and lots more. The talk will also cover some of my own adventures in WordPress land, including some of the projects, plugins, and people I’ve been involved with. So if you’re newer to the WordPress community and want to up your game (build a plugin, code a theme, get involved, etc), come join us!

Principles of Debugging

Jenny Wong

As any web developer will know, love it or hate it, we all need to debug at some point. When your role involves working with multiple languages and development environments, it can be very hard to know where to begin.

During this talk, Jenny will be running though some basic debugging rules which will make debugging that little bit easier. The talk is aimed toward beginners, and intends to convey basic debugging skills for HTML, CSS, Javascript and PHP.

From URL to Query, A Brief Introduction

Erick Hitter

Ever wonder what process WordPress undertakes when someone visits your site? Or how it translates that nice permalink to the database query that ultimately delivers the content your visitors requested? Or what it takes to load the appropriate template from your site’s theme?

I’ll highlight the major steps in WordPress’ loading process and shed some light on the various APIs used. You’ll leave with enough understanding to dig into WordPress Core for greater detail and a better comprehension of how its many APIs work together.