New venue, new fantastic speakers and an exciting meetup ahead!
Speakers will be announced over the coming weeks, but our first presentation is...
From Local to Staging to Live Using Version Control and Deployment Tools
FTP is a great tool for transferring files from computer to server. Or is it? Perhaps it is about time we changed. This presentation looks at changing your development workflow to use version control and deployment in order to improve your development cycle.
Presented by Mark Wilkinson. Mark is a freelance WordPress developer and secondary school teacher from Lancashire. Using WordPress for over 7 years now, Mark as built lots of sites, including bespoke themes and plugins. He is passionate the WordPress platform, using it to create online opportunities for small to medium sized businesses. http://markwilkinson.me/
Themes, Plugins, and Accessibility
One of the recent WordPress accessibility initiatives has been the introduction of the 'accessibility-ready' tag for theme authors who wish to submit themes to the WordPress repository. The tag is used to indicate that a theme contains the best practices in web accessibility, and can form the basis of an accessible WordPress website.
But uptake has been slow.
This presentation looks at what you need to do to get your themes up to the 'accessibility-ready' standard - whether or not you intend to submit them to the repository. It's not hard to do, and the benefits can be enormous for many, many people. Graham will also be looking at whether it's worth following the 'accessibility-ready' steps for plugins too.
Presented by Graham Armfield - a Web Accessibility Consultant with his own company Coolfields Consulting. He works with organisations to help them improve the accessibility of their websites - by testing the websites for accessibility, and advising the designers and developers on how to fix issues found. He's also a WordPress developer, and has built many accessible WordPress websites for clients. He's an active member of the Make WordPress Accessible Team and has spoken on accessibility to many WordCamps and other WordPress meetups.
Contributing to WordPress
Open source projects like WordPress thrive on the community that surrounds it. This month, Jenny will be talking about:
• Why it is important that we all contribute
• How anybody regardless of skill levels can get involved
• How to get started
• Contributor Days
Presented by Jenny Wong. Jenny is a web developer at Human Made. Her love for development goes beyond the screen & is an advocate of both the PHP and WordPress communities.
As a WordCamp speaker, PHP North West organiser and PHP Women evangelist, she loudly cheers people on to share knowledge & contribute back to both communities.
P.S. Because we sometimes serve beer to kick off the night, this meetup is restricted to people over 18.
P.S.S PLEASE if circumstances change please change your RSVP to let others on the wait list attend.