Rebooted meetup #3 (sorry for the super late posting!). Starts at 6 pm at the Hacker Lab. Show up anytime between 6 pm and 7 pm for networking.
At 7 pm, we'll have a 35-40 minute presentation. We promised to get a bit more technical at this one, and I (Jake) volunteered myself to speak. While I didn't end up having enough time to prepare a new "WordPress performance" talk, I'm going to share a new talk I've given one other time called "10 Questions I Ask Every Developer (And the Answers)". This is 1/3rd a WordPress PHP developer beginner's talk, 1/3rd a pro WordPress developer talk, and 1/3rd a WordPress development philosophy talk. Here's the full description:
I have personally hired more than 30 WordPress developers over the last few years, I've hired more than 45 people, and have considered over 175 candidates in the last 5 or so years.
There are about 20 questions I ask most serious candidates, from philosophical – “Tell me about something that really frustrates you about WordPress right now”- to big picture technical – “Tell me about the two fundamental hook types in WordPress, and the difference between them” to granular – “What’s the best way to prevent posts in a specific category from showing up in the blog home?” Sometimes there’s more than one right answer, sometimes there’s really one right answer. There are also some *really* bad answers.
This talk is a cheat sheet for 10 of the most important questions I ask that offers tips to beginning developers, pro developers, and expores some development philosophy.
Following the talk, we'll open the floor to general Q&A for our community - whether you're trying to conquer a problem with WordPress, or just looking for a recommended plug-in, our audience is a wealth of knowledge!
We'll still do "WordPress performance" in the not too distant future!
Technical or not, hope to see everyone there.