In this crash course on developing websites and services with WordPress, Steven will guide you through the development cycle of a typical WordPress project from installation to product deployment. He will discuss why PHP developers should consider using WordPress for future projects, compare WordPress with other development platforms, and discuss security and best practices. Additionally, Steven will cover theme and plugin development as well as provide a look at job opportunities and making money in the WordPress ecosystem. Whether you are a PHP veteran or a web development novice, this session aims to encourage you to take a look at leveraging WordPress for your next big project.
Steven Word is a senior web developer working at Oomph (http://www.thinkoomph.com) Inc’s office in Boston, MA. Originally from Arlington, Texas, Steven made the move to Boston in 2011 after seven years of freelance web development. At Oomph, he specializes in developing enterprise-level websites on the WordPress.com VIP hosting platform. When he’s not swearing at bugs or celebrating a successful product launch, Steven enjoys spicy food, Toyota sports cars, banging on the drums, and pretending to be a beer snob. Rumor has it that he also plays a mean game of foosball. Steven currently lives with his incredible and loving wife in Melrose, MA.
6PM - 7PM - Free Pizza
7PM - 7:10PM - Announcements
7:15 - 8:45 - Main Presentation
8:45 - 9PM - Q&A
9PM - ? - Beers at Champions Bar?