WordCamp PDX 2015 has an amazing round-up of speakers on the schedule. If you are a developer and determined to take WordPress to the next level under the hood and through the front end, here are some speakers that should be catching your eye on Saturday.
Alex Mansfield will be presenting on Building Extensible Themes With Hooks And Filters, ideal for the intermediate to advanced WordPress user and developer. Alex will take you to the middle ground in WordPress theme development using hooks and filters along with page template files to build a quick and easy framework for WordPress Themes, modified on a per-use basis for flexibility. With almost a decade of WordPress experience to share, bring plenty of questions and be ready to learn.
He warns that familiarity with WordPress Theme development and PHP are essential to be able to walk out of the talk with a smile on your face and future plans already in motion in your head.
Ben Martin is a Security Analyst and Remediation Lead at Sucuri. His presentation is Why Security Matters, guaranteed to shake up your thinking about an issue confronting all of us on the web today. He will be talking about the how and why WordPress sites are attacked and how to improve the security of your WordPress site. He spends his day playing with malware to make the Internet a safer place and helping others keep their sites safe.
Security isn’t something you can just wish away or assume happens to the other guys. Every site on the web is assaulted daily, and you are a click away from something nasty on the web, so get this talk on your schedule to feel a little safer when you walk home after WordCamp in the…dark. Continue reading Speakers: Developers Challenge Our WordPress Way of Thinking