January meetup

Designing WordPress Admin Icons

by Laura Kalbag @laurakalbag

The WordPress admin has really evolved into something lovely over the last few years. So when you create plugins and custom post types, you want custom icons that feel at home in the interface. Laura is going to discuss her top tips for creating icons, and attempt to live-design a WordPress admin icon to show you step-by-step how she does it.

Bio: Laura Kalbag is a designer easily excited by web design and development. Among her list of ever-changing pet subjects are responsive web, semantic web, web fonts and WordPress, but she's really fascinated by anything in the areas of web, mobile and design.

Accelerating WordPress sites with CloudFlare

by John Graham-Cumming @jgrahamc

This talk will introduce CloudFlare's free services and talk specifically about how they accelerate WordPress sites.

Bio: John Graham-Cumming is a computer programmer and author. He studied mathematics and computation at Oxford and stayed for a doctorate in computer security. As a programmer he has worked in Silicon Valley and New York, the UK, Germany and France and currently works at CloudFlare. His open source POPFile program won a Jolt Productivity Award in 2004.

He is the author of a travel book for scientists published in 2009 called The Geek Atlas and has written articles for The Times, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, New Scientist and other publications.

He can be found on the web at jgc.org and on Twitter as @jgrahamc.

If you've heard of him at all, it's likely because in 2009 he successfully petitioned the British Government to apologize for the mistreatment of British mathematician Alan Turing.

He is a licensed radio amateur.

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  • Eugene

    Hello everyone,
    I know it's been a while but I need to revise the talk about CloudFlare. I can't seem to find any slides or video about it.

    Could any of you kindly point me in the right direction?

    Thanks

    Eugene

    August 28, 2013

    • Keith D.

      Hi Eugene, I don't think that there was ever any video or slides for this talk.

      August 28, 2013

    • Eugene

      Hi Keith, thanks for getting back to me. It was probably that month when no one had a camera, was it? But I do recall John using slides, I don't suppose he shared them at the end with anyone?!

      August 28, 2013

  • Graham A.

    Another superb meeting with two excellent talks - will the slides be available?

    1 · January 18, 2013

    • Keith D.

      I'll have to follow up on the slides but I'm currently editing the videos!

      January 18, 2013

    • Elzette

      Hi Keith. Gutted to not have been able to make it to the first one of the year. Was wondering if you could let me know when you have some vids available. Thanks!

      January 24, 2013

  • Jordan M.

    Hi, that was really nice to attend both to see the Campus and to assist this great group. I would be really interested to get in touch with developers so feel free to drop me a line. Cheers

    January 21, 2013

  • Eugene

    Thanks for yet another very informative talks.

    1 - I know a guy on the first row mentioned who the competitors of CloudFLare are but I didn't quite get it as I was sitting in the back, can anyone remember who those are?

    2 - If I get CloudFlare on my main site, do all the sites I got in the sub-domains benefit from the same service (since same IP address I guess)?

    Ciao

    January 17, 2013

    • Steve J.

      There were 2 guys in the front row talking about it - I was one of them. I use Nettica for my DNS. They have 5 nameservers, loads of redundancy and it all works pretty well. You buy "blocks" of domains to use their service - I look after 100 client domain, so its pretty useful. I just wanted to see if CloudFlare worked in the same way, ie. you could have one account managing multiple domains, as this is essential for me.

      January 18, 2013

    • Eugene

      Hi Steve, thanks for getting back to me, I'll look it up.

      January 18, 2013

  • Jevgenijs C.

    I beg thy pardon, dudes, I gravely missed the party, since I am moving home. See you all on the next one.

    January 18, 2013

  • John

    Deserves more then 5 stars.

    January 17, 2013

    • Keith D.

      Thanks John! Really glad that you enjoyed it.

      January 18, 2013

  • Keith D.

    Possibly my favourite one so far! Great talks and a really fun atmosphere (thanks to the beer and pizza!).

    1 · January 18, 2013

  • Steven M.

    Great event! Sorry had to leave early... See you next month!

    January 17, 2013

    • Jamie G.

      Great chatting to Steven... See you at the next one.

      January 18, 2013

  • Pat

    Really good

    January 17, 2013

  • Robert M.

    Great to get back into the swing of things! So-long and thanks for the beer and pizza!

    January 17, 2013

  • John

    Great start to a new year and very well presented.

    January 17, 2013

  • Wesley B.

    I here there is going to be beer and Pizza. Flippin amazing, thanks CloudFlare!

    1 · January 17, 2013

  • Gen A.

    Looking forrward to tonight's meetup. First time I'm attending this group's meetup and I'm hoping I'll make it to more meetups in the future. Topics tonight look great. Love learning new things related to Wordpress. :)

    January 17, 2013

  • Darshana

    Will this be OK to take in for an Wordpress absolute beginner? Daft question perhaps but why not just ask.

    January 16, 2013

    • Keith D.

      These meetups are mainly aimed at WordPress developers, but that doesn't mean that you won't learn something useful! ;)

      January 16, 2013

  • Robert M.

    If anyone is interested in a web designer and web developer position at UAL (University of the Arts), speak to me tomorrow and I'll give details.

    January 16, 2013

    • Pat

      Hello, are you elearning at UAL, or just web stuff?

      January 16, 2013

    • Robert M.

      Hi Pat, I am working on UAL website.

      January 16, 2013

  • Martin

    Made it off the wait list, phew!

    January 15, 2013

  • Jamie R. R.

    Looking forward to it!

    January 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are there really no spots left already? Damn was real keen to see Laura talk!

    December 14, 2012

    • Scott C.

      Don't worry Darren, add yourself to the waiting list and closer to the event we open up the event to more people. If you are on the waiting list then you are auto added to the attending list. If the past events are anything to go by then we usually open up to 100 spots.

      December 14, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh ok cheers I thought 40 spots was pretty slim! I realised that I'm going to be out of the country anyway though so won't be able to make it afterall...

      December 15, 2012

  • Jevgenijs C.

    Hopefully I will have my impressions on 3.5 consolidated before the meeting.

    December 14, 2012

  • Graham A.

    December 5, 2012

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