Over the weekend I got to speak at WordCamp Philly in the Developer Track, presenting on automating parts of the theme development workflow.
It was my first time speaking at a conference, much less giving a technical presentation (I’ve taught classes on technical topics but that’s pretty different than a conference presentation in front of a peer group). I was way more nervous than I expected (especially with some people I really admire in the WordPress world in the room), but I’m pretty happy with how it turned out!
I started out by debunking three reasons developers might have for not checking out some of the newer more automated development tools:
Then I moved through a rundown of various things that can be automated and how you’d automate them broken up by rough phases of theme development.
There were a ton of other amazing sessions at the conference as well, and I believe they’ll all be up on WordPress.tv shortly if they aren’t already, so even if you weren’t around (or if you were but you missed a session) you can see them.
You can also check out my full slide deck if you’d like to check out the rest of the info that way.
Thanks so much to WordCamp for having me!