• 6:30: Networking & Pizza
• 7:00: Presentations
Presentation 1: Self Hosting Beyond Your WordPress Website
Self hosting WordPress offers more freedom and flexibility than using WordPress.com, but there are still restrictions. With the dropping prices and increasing performance of Virtual Private Servers, self hosting not just your website, but your entire server is quite possible. Jim will talk about why you should consider self hosting from the server level up, how to get started with a VPS, and the basics of configuring and monitoring your own private internet island.
Jim Reevior is a web developer for STAT, a medical and life sciences publication of Boston Globe Media Partners. He is a longtime technology lover, computer whisperer, WordPress developer and contributor, and also dabbles in DevOps. Linux is his operating system of choice, although he can speak Windows, OS X and even DOS on occasion.
Presentation 2: Easily implement webfonts using MyFonts WP-plugin
Jame Minior and Mark Berube
MyFonts has created a plugin for implementing webfonts from our site, myfonts.com. It’s a beta release right now, and we're interested in WP Boston’s feedback on it. We’ll discuss webfonts and typography then give a demo on the WP-plugin.
James Minior is a Technical Support specialist at MyFonts. As a typographic aficionado, he loves all font things. In his spare time he draws letters, runs along the Charles River, or goes exploring with camera in hand.
Mark Berube is a web developer at MyFonts. He develops and fixes features for the website and supports the customer service team with any issues that arise. He loves to learn new programming languages and applies them to his side projects.