The WordPress Liverpool Meetup (https://wpliverpool.org) returns. We'll be going to the dark side with Tim Nash, hearing about WordPress security and Tom Nowell will talking to us about Composer as a tool to support our WordPress development workflow.
We will be holding an informal meetup for WordPress developers, designers, users and business owner to speak out and let us know what you want from your local WordPress meetup.
# Going to the dark side, they have cookies
Everyone should be a little bit worried about security of their site, and at conferences lots of security talks focus on practical steps people can take. In this talk Tim will flip the norms and instead focus on several real examples of sites being hacked but from the attackers perspective. We will see the whole attacks from the bad actors view identifying targets, analysing vulnerable sites, adding payload, exploiting in doing so showing how sites are infected, how some tools do prevent certain attacks and how clever and indeed not so clever bad actors can circumvent lots of hardening done.
Each step we can analyse what could have been put in place to prevent and frustrate the attack and then look at how this can be implemented on your site.
Presented by Tim Nash. Tim is the platform lead at 34SP.com for their Managed WordPress product in addition to being the companies developer advocate. One day he will work out what either of those job titles means. Until he does he spends his day in a mix of dev, security, ops and project management as well as speaking at user groups and conferences. He also helps run WordPress Leeds and writes for several publications including his own site timnash.co.uk. Follow him @tnash (https://twitter.com/tnash).
# Composer and WordPress
A talk on Composer deployment with WordPress
Presented by Tom Nowell. Tom’s day job is as a VIP Wrangler at WordPress.com VIP for Automattic. He reviews and deploy millions of lines of code each year for large sites at scale.
He is also a community moderator at WordPress Stack Exchange, project lead for the ‘WordPress The Right Way’ ebook, an Open Source developer and conference speaker. Follow him @Tarendai (https://twitter.com/Tarendai).
Running Order (STC):
18:30 - Arrive for networking
19:00 - Opening remarks
19:10 - First speaker - Tim Nash
19:45 - wp_update_post
20:05 - Break
20:15 - Second speaker - Tom Nowell
20:50 - Closing remarks
21:00 - Social
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LAB By Capacity is centrally located and just a two minute walk from Moorfields station. (https://labliverpool.co.uk/contact).
• Car - The NCP Car Park Liverpool Moorfields is a 4 minute walk to the venue (https://b37.co/WPLivCar).
• Train - Moorfields Train Station is a 2 min. walk to the venue. See this map (https://b37.co/WPLivTrain) for details.
• Bus - Regular bus services run to and from the venue.
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The WordPress Liverpool Meetup is intended to be a safe, judgmental free event for the local WordPress community to come together, share knowledge and grow. We have a code of conduct (https://wpliverpool.org/code-of-conduct/) that all attendees, speakers, volunteers, and organisers are expected to abide by.