We will have three tracks of fine talks and a community foyer. And maybe more. Registration will start at 9:00 and we’ll wrap up around 18:00 (to go for some food and rejoin at the after-drink).
- note: schedule can still be changed depending on speakers requests.
All the talks of this first day, in order of appearance
Community and open source evangelism
Case study on WooCommerce
Empowering Girls To Code
How we can work together to make the world of web more accessible.
WordPress deployment with GIT or how to kill your FTP habits
How to optimize your stack for better scalability
WordPress isn’t just used for your average blog that has 10 visitors per day. The tech industry has realized that the WordPress platform can be leveraged as the foundation for all kinds of content-driven websites. But when your website gets increasingly popular and your WordPress installation is under heavy load, that’s when things get more complicated.
WordPress is built on top of PHP & MySQL and in this presentations I will show you how to optimize your stack for better scalability. We’ll be talking about software like Varnish, Nginx, Redis & PHP-FPM. We will also cover topics like loadbalancing, session distribution, static file hosting, SSL termination & aggressive page caching.
Just enough infrastructure talk to make your WordPress bullet proof. But don’t worry, we’ll start from the beginning.
How learning WordPress changed my professional life
Going from employee with no technical skills to freelance WordPress developer.
CSS fun facts
3.14 things I didn’t know about CSS
This talk will showcase a series of obscure CSS fun facts, such
as CSS syntax gimmicks and quirks, weird tricks that involve CSS in
one way or another, and security vulnerabilities that are enabled by
(ab)using CSS in unexpected ways.
Ondernemen als student
DigitalWallonia.be: Full stack with WordPress
Digital Wallonia is a virtual and physical hub. It embodies the objective of the Wallonian Government to create an excellent digital playground beyond its territory, its actors and its users.
Digital Wallonia est une plateforme virtuelle et physique. Digital Wallonia incarne l’objectif du Gouvernement wallon de faire de la Wallonie une terre d’excellence numérique, à travers son territoire, ses acteurs et ses usages.
Do you really need a child theme?
Alternatives for your customized website.
Many WordPress tutorials suggest, that you need a Child Theme to customize the layout of your website.
While you should never modify WordPress core nor WordPress themes themselves, this session shows common pitfalls of Child Themes and provides you with save and efficient alternatives.
Target audience: beginners to intermediate
Reinventing the Website Creation Proces
A Customer Focussed and Content Centered Process
One Website, All the Languages — How to Set up a Multilingual WordPress Website With MultilingualPress
Realtime WordPress: working with WebSockets
In this talk we’ll take a look at the real-time web. We dive into concepts like reactivity and persistent connections. We’ll look into setting up a bi-directional application between clients and servers over websockets and we’ll use WordPress to power it all. Hang tight dorothy, we’re not in kansas anymore!
Let’s talk about the WP REST API
What is REST, what is an API, what the hell does this have to do with WordPress, how can we use it, and what are the benefits.
Expect a lot of acronyms like MVC, SPA, API, REST, JSON etc.. and what that mumbo jumbo actually means for a webdeveloper. Introductory session but still very dev-oriented.
Might contain traces of
nuts the Star Wars universe 😉
With BuddyPress, WordPress has the power to democratize collaboration
I’m using WordPress and BuddyPress to help me achieve the intranet projects my company is making me work on for 6 years now.
Although WordPress and BuddyPress are not necessarily solutions companies think of for their intranets, I have this conviction that considering a bit more some of their specific needs, my two favorite tools could help the hesitating ones to launch their collaborative or community intranets while making sure they keep the entire control over their data and knowledge.
During this talk I will tell you how I gradually developed a set of specific plugins to meet my needs around community intranets. I will also try to show you that WordPress, with a little help from BuddyPress can help any company of any size in improving the way their staff collaborates.
Bancontact and online payments for Belgian websites
It’s 2016 and eCommerce has grown tremendously, almost everyone now shops online. Still a lot of WordPress site developers don’t want to build eCommerce websites or webshops because they find eCommerce plugins and online payments complex.
And that’s a shame, because it could be really interesting to add eCommerce to your list of web development skills. Luckily, the good news is, you can learn how to implement online payments, allowing you to also benefit from the growing market.
In this talk I’ll tell you all you need to know about online payments for Belgian WordPress sites. We will discuss the entire process, starting with the software (WordPress, WooCommerce etc.) to the first payments. We’ll talk about MisterCash/Bancontact, but also the Dutch iDEAL (because the crazy Dutch like shopping over their border!).
And there will be room for questions!
WordPress performance tweaking
A thorough overview of a great number of techniques to optimize the performance…
For those who feel the need for speed…
WordPress, just another interface
Grow your Businesses by Connecting WordPress
- Use WordPress as interface for your customers to your business logic
- Use WordPress as platform for your customers to order stuff directly from an ERP
- Using WordPress as platform to request info from your administration and updating your CRM
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How to train your users to create accesssible content.
This talk is aimed at users, developers and project managers.
Every Penny Counts
Jenny volunteered to help the WordCamp Antwerp edition out. And she even stepped up to the plate when one of our speakers had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances.
She’ll be presenting a talk on how to contribute back to a community that has given her (and us all) so much. So please, if you want to learn, get involved and step up to the plate yourself, this talk will certainly motivate you and tell you how to do it.
RWD – Responsive / Responsible / Rant on Web Design
Since Ines cannot make it due to family matters, Tom decided to step in and do his talk on Responsible Web Design. This is mostly a UX oriented talk starting from the intent and the purpose of your site and how to incorporate that into a scalable, modular approach of building the architecture and frontend of your site.