I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experiences with the greater development community in hopes that they can help those in the community. Feel free to watch any of my presentations below. I hope they are of use to you.

WPCampus 2019

Portland, Oregon – July 25, 2019
From Web to Print: WordPress as the Center of Your Print Publication Workflow

Many higher ed publications such as alumni magazines, annual reports, and course catalogues are created for both web and print. Publishing for both web and print often introduces inefficient workflows and frustrations keeping both versions up-to-date as information is updated between the web CMS and InDesign. Learn how WordPress can be extended to serve as the center of your print publication workflow. We’ll look at how Maine Today Media was able to completely change their 4 daily newspapers to be an efficient web-first workflow that allows their print designers to easily import data directly from WordPress into InDesign for print newspaper layouts.

WordCamp Europe

WordCamp Europe 2018

Belgrade, Serbia – June 14, 2018
Taming the WP Options Table

This talk was given at WordCamp Europe with over 2,000 conference attendees. The wp_options database table is the center of all WordPress websites. It stores critical site data and is used on nearly every page in WordPress. However, it’s also very easy for the wp_options table to slow your site to a grinding halt. This talk will review best practices for keeping your wp_options table in check to keep your site performant.

WordCamp Maine, 2018

Portland, Maine – November 3, 2018
Taming the WP Options Table

PechaKucha 20×20

Waterville, Maine – April 27, 2018
Keeping Tech in Check

PechaKucha is a type of storytelling presentation where the presenter has 20 slides and spends 20 seconds on each slide telling a story of their choosing. I told my story about how I balance the natural and plugged-in parts of my life to ensure technology doesn’t take over my life and I spend time to appreciate the important parts of life like being outdoors and being with humans.