Video: Code is poetry - why code quality really matters

Constant code refactoring, missed deadlines and exploding costs are some of the consequences of bad code quality. In this talk I will try to convince you that good code quality, whether you are a one-man shop or a full-fledged development team, will help you to become truly Agile, honor deadlines and will improve the general […]

Video: Future-proofing against the next big change

A few years ago, everyone had to overhaul all of their websites to become ‘responsive’ and now we’re overhauling everything to be ‘accessible’. As we plan for Gutenberg and GDPR, we have to ask ourselves: What are the next big changes up ahead and how do we better anticipate them to get prepared before the […]

Video: Keeping everyone in the loop

Preparing to release a new update to your website or app? This lightning talk will discuss how to prepare all stakeholders as launch day approaches. You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2018 website at https://2018.wpcampus.org/schedule/lightning-talks/keeping-everyone-in-the-loop/. Speaker: Shawn Hooper What is WPCampus? WPCampus 2018 was the third annual in-person conference for the […]

Video: Managing Change Moments Across Diverse Groups

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus Online website at https://online.wpcampus.org/schedule/managing-change-moments-across-diverse-groups/. Session Description: WordPress 5.0 is around the corner and should contain a major upgrade to the default post editor. Project Gutenberg and the changes that it may be bringing to the WordPress ecosystem has been a hotly debated topic over the […]

Video: Unbundle Your Institution: Building a Web Ecosystem

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus Online website at https://online.wpcampus.org/schedule/unbundle-institution-building-web-ecosystem/. Session Description: Content management systems like WordPress are incredibly powerful, but we can get accustomed to the benefits, drawbacks, and development environment of the system without thinking about the bigger picture: what’s coming down the road? What’s new? Does this system […]

Podcast: Your Campus Web Ecosystem

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On many campuses, WordPress isn’t the only CMS in use. And if we start thinking about learning management systems, campus portals, and the many other ways our schools use the web, WordPress is clearly just one part of a complex web landscape. This episode features WPCampus community members Brian DeConinck and Eric Sembrat. Eric is a developer and […]

Video: The Making of a Web Team

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus Online website at https://online.wpcampus.org/schedule/the-making-of-a-web-team/. Session Description: A year ago our web shop went from two harried full-timers to three full-time staff, one part-timer, a couple interns, and a partnership with another unit. The two people whose idea of communication meant yelling across the hall at […]

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