This past weekend we held the first WordCamp in the Twin Cities area in almost three years. To top it off, we held a BuddyCamp as well. A giant thanks to Kiko Doran, Justin Foell, Toby Cryns, the sponsors, and the rest of the volunteers that made WordCamp Minneapolis 2013 happen. These guys and gals put on a great event, as everything went very smoothly the planning and effort they put into it really showed. These are my pictures from the event. Continue reading
This weekend, I presented The Power of Custom Types a reworked version of a talk with a similar name that I gave at WordCamp NYC 2012. Similar to the situation at WordCamp NYC 2012, I gave a encore presentation later in the day for those who missed it due to interest in other sessions in the same time slot. Those looking for the slides have two options, either a PDF export of the slides or the original PPT (ends up being more portable than other formats).
My presentation titled “The Power of Custom Types” was accepted into the “Intermediate” track for WordCamp Minneapolis 2013. This is based off of the presentation I gave twice at WordCamp NYC last year. Based on some feedback from organizers this presentation will take a slightly different path than its predecessor.
Yes, it is still on Custom Post Types. However, custom taxonomies and post (custom) meta will also be covered. Inspiring members of the audience to use WordPress’ custom types in their next project is the aim of the presentation. In the presentation I will be covering the basics of CPTs, taxonomies, and post meta, presenting a few cool tips and tricks, discussing when a CPT, taxonomy, or post meta use is appropriate, and showcasing some cool plugins that use a combination of CPTs, taxonomies and post meta. As always, there will be plenty of time for Q&A so bring your questions.
It has been confirmed, I will be speaking at WordCamp Minneapolis on November 13th, 2010. My presentation is titled How-to: Reporting Issues. I will be covering troubleshooting techniques, determining if an issue is a bug, and best practices for reporting bugs. This includes a quick primer on using the WordPress Trac. You will find this presentation in the beginner track, though it can be a good refresher for more advanced users that are not used to dealing with troubleshooting.
By the way, you may want to watch the WordCamp Minneapolis website for an announcement around October 4th. Yes, I already know what it is (it involves a change in venue, you didn’t hear this from me, capisce?).