Video: Seven years of framework development at Boston University

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus Online website at https://online.wpcampus.org/schedule/seven-years-of-framework-development-at-boston-university/.

Session Description:
The inside look at how the four most terrifying words ever uttered in development history have worked out for Boston University. We’ll cover seven years of successes and lessons learned in framework development, including enforcing brand guidelines in the site, when to allow customization and when to say no, and how on earth to make one codebase flexible enough to accommodate the requests we foresee – and the ones we don’t. If you’ve ever considered using a theme framework to power your WordPress sites, this is the case study for you.

Speakers:
Steve Rudolfi
Ashley Kolodziej

Session Video

Ashley Kolodziej

UX & Product Design Lead, Boston University@ashleykolodziejhttp://www.lastletterdesign.com

Ashley Kolodziej is the UX & Product Design Lead at Boston University and spends most of her day investigating ways to make theme development, content management and customization within the Boston University WordPress environment easier for both developers and end users. She guides the addition of new features and functionality to Boston University’s custom theme framework and regularly contributes to the design and front-end development of university-wide user interfaces. Ashley is a big believer in education, documentation and her two pet bunnies, Nellie and Peppermint Patty.

Steve Rudolfi

Steve Rudolfi is Senior Web Developer at Boston University. He spend his days developing and steering the university’s WordPress themes and plugins and maintaining and enhancing a responsive theme framework. Coding standards, maintainability, expandability, and innovation are at the forefront of Steve’s decisions. He is a maker, FOSS enthusiast, frequenter of conferences and meetups, and lover of running, outdoors, science, animals.