WordSesh AMER 2020 originally broadcast live on May 25, 2020. Below is a list of all the presentations, speakers, and descriptions.
Making the Most of a Development Tool You’re Probably Already Using
With so many WordPress developers using GitHub these days, whether that’s for public plugins and themes or private work, let’s take a look at GitHub Actions, a newer feature to help with automation for repetitive tasks like testing and deployment.
We’ll cover WordPress-specific Actions, tying together multiple Actions into a workflow, and some ideas for how to keep improving our development processes.
Decoupling WordPress: What You Should Know
In this session, Rachel is going to provide personal insight on converting a traditional WordPress site into a headless installation with a static, Gatsby-based front-end. She’s going to share lessons learned, pros and cons, and a few tips and resources to help you begin your own headless journey.
Code-Free Ways To Speed Up Your WooCommerce Store
In a lot of cases, as a WooCommerce store grows, so does the load time. And a few seconds can make the difference between a customer who makes a purchase, and a lost customer who got tired of waiting.
By optimizing your theme, switching your host to one built for speed (with white-glove migrations to boot), compressing your images, and flipping on some of my favorite performance plugins, your WooCommerce store can get a healthy boost as you grow and expand.
Communication with Empathy
In our digital and remote tech world, clear communication is imperative. But communication (or should I say good communication) is often neglected. In this talk, we will talk about the signs to recognize our communication oversights and biases. Then we will dive into ways we can communicate in a radically candid manner once we are able to truly put ourselves in the shoes of others.
How To Find And Stop Money Leaks In Your Projects
Inflating an air mattress inside a sweltering tent in the middle of summer isn’t a fun job. What’s worse is waking up on the hard ground and realizing the only air mattress you have completely deflated due to an invisible leak.
In this session, you’ll discover how to spot project problem areas and fix existing profitability leaks so your projects stay on track and your profits match your efforts.
Jetpack Essentials: 15 mins til Takeoff
In this session, Jesse Friedman will review his favorite Jetpack features. We’ll cover security fundamentals, performance improvements, and even tools to increase engagement. Improving site integrity leads to more visitors, and we’ll share how to keep those visitors on your site longer. All this in just 15 minutes.
Beginner’s Guide to Contributions
Open source projects are sustained by volunteer efforts, and knowing what to expect as you get started is hard. This talk will look at the basics of open source contribution (or open source mentorship) and how to find your place as a WordPress contributor.
Five Ways To Make Your Projects and Events More Diverse
We all know that the tech space could stand to be more diverse. But whose responsibility is that, and what are the best ways to accomplish it without tokenizing people? In this session, we’ll review 5 things that you can do today to help enrich your space with more diverse kinds of people.
How to Manage your Clients and Their Websites in Less Time
Managing WordPress updates for multiple sites doesn’t need to be a daunting task. In this session we’ll cover the many ways you can use GoDaddy Pro to make light work of website management.
Solving Complex Client Needs Quickly and Easily
Naomi C. Bush
Naomi is going to show us how to better understand the problem that clients are trying to solve and translate those needs into a solution that can be built quickly. You may be surprised to learn just how many business requirements can be solved with something as easy as smartly-designed forms.
Five Important Tips for Client Contracts
I don’t know what you’re currently using for your contracts (hopefully you are using contracts), but it’s likely they have room for improvement. Rian will provide prime advice on how to improve your contract as well as important context for why you should implement this advice. After her presentation, bring all of your questions about contracts! Ryan will share from more than a decade of experience negotiating, drafting, and litigating contracts.