WordPress Site Performance Performance by Aaron Koch
In this talk, we'll cover why site speed is important, and then talk about some ways you an optimize your WordPress site so that it runs as quickly as possible. Aaron will cover site testing tools, LAMP stack optimizations, W3 Total Cache, database caching, object caching, page caching, disk caching, and browser caching. He'll also cover minifying and using a CDN.
About Aaron Koch
Aaron Koch, ZeroLag VP of Direct Sales, is an e-commerce, online marketing, and web infrastructure expert, with a deep understanding of online business growth strategies and technologies. As a sales leader in the e-commerce industry for more than a decade, Aaron has worked with and developed solutions for companies such as the New York Stock Exchange, Coleman Camping Company, LegalZoom, Vistaprint, AEG Worldwide and MacMillan Publishers.
WordPress 3.9 Introduction by Suzette Franck
WordPress 3.9 is due to be released on April 16th - the same day as our meetup. Even if the official release doesn't make it on time, we'll still cover WordPress 3.9 - all the new features, the improved WYSIWYG editor, and more!
About Suzette Franck
Suzette Franck is the WordPress Evangelist at (mt) Media Temple in Culver City, California, where she educates and advocates for WordPress and the WordPress Community. In 2013, she attended 80 WordPress meetups where she presented at 25 of them, spoke at 12 WordCamps in 8 different states and two countries, as well as presented online at WordSesh #2 with Natalie MacLees. Suzette has 5 published talks that can be found on WordPress.tv. She blogs at suzettefranck.com about WordPress events and is a regular contributor on WPWatercooler.com, which has been running weekly for over a year and has over 5 million views. Suzette also co-hosts WP Unicorn Project weekly hangout and podcast along with WordPress rockstar Natalie MacLees, sponsored by (mt) Media Temple. Suzette is passionate about traveling and educating on the wonders of WordPress, as well as front-end coding and theme development. When she is not WordPressing, she paints and collects art, and she resides in the NoHo Arts District located in North Hollywood, California, with her partner.
Who is this for?
This topic is suitable for anyone with a WordPress site - some of the information will be more developer-oriented, but anyone should be able to take away some great tips and understand how they can get their WordPress site running a bit faster.
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Location and Parking
The gate leading into the parking lot on 26th between Olympic & Colorado). So people can Enter through the gate on 26th.
Enter the building through the patio by the parking lot entrance. There are big sliding glass doors that lead directly into the meetup area.
Dinner will be provided from Ugo. Italian food for both vegetarians (pasta and salad) and non-vegetarians (chicken).