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Slides and speaker notes prepared for a talk at WordCamp Raleigh 2017. Old News – Before WordPress Campus News In 2013, UTHSC’s online news was limited to a Press Releases page on the Marketing and Communications department’s site. There was lots of boilerplate press release stuff that was the same on all of the news… Continue Reading
This brain dump was written with love for a presentation at the Tennessee Higher Ed Tech Symposium 2017 and an internally talk for the fine folks I work with. Technology is constantly evolving and changing so it’s easy to dismiss hype as “new hotness.” I must hear “There’ll be a new thing in 6 months” on… Continue Reading
Here are the slides for the talk I gave at Techcamp Memphis on November 5, 2016 Abstract: I build websites for a diverse set of clients and the greatest challenge I consistently face is not code related; it’s educating clients about web content. Many people want to build a website for themselves or their business but are unaware… Continue Reading
Here are the slides for a talk on A11Y at Memphis Tech Talks hosted by FIT & MTF on June 16, 2016. I’ve gotten to focus on A11Y a good bit as part of a redesign and, though I’m no expert, I thought I’d have some valuable info to share.
Memphis PHP – Wednesday May 17, 2016 Vaco Midsouth Summary: Laravel ships with elixir, a gulp plugin with a clean syntax for building out your frontend assets. While elixir is great in a lot of cases, it comes with some limitations on projects with more complex frontend build requirements. I’ll talk about why elixir is… Continue Reading
Memphis Web Workers User Group – May, 10 2016 University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology As part of a complete redesign, we developed our navigation menus from scratch and ran in to quite a few challenges along the way. I’ve been working on a major redesign at work and even with the help of… Continue Reading
Tennessee Higher Ed IT Symposium – April 4, 2016 Fall Creek Falls Raffles are held occasionally at events around campus. A coworker and I worked together to build an ID badge driven online raffle for campus events to replace the antiquated ticket drawing and number calling method used previously. Instead of getting a ticket at the door,… Continue Reading
This post was written to accompany a talk about WordPress plugins at the WordPress Memphis User Group, which meets on the first Thursday of every month. What are plugins Chances are, if you’ve been using WordPress, you’re aready familiar with plugins but, if you aren’t entirely sure what they are, how they work, or even… Continue Reading