Let’s start demystifying back-end development! Ruby is a fun and beginner-friendly language that will give you the tools you need to start writing the logic that drives web apps. No prior experience of any kind is required! Anyone can get started, all you need is excitement to tackle some fun logic and problem-solving. We’ll introduce you to the core Ruby basics, and get you started writing code of your own right away. Please bring a laptop to this workshop.
Prerequisites: None! Please bring a laptop.
The second half of this 2-part workshop will dive deeper into Ruby fundamentals, and give you even more chance to be applying your skills by writing code of your own. We will discuss topics such as arrays, and looping, and methods.
Prerequisites: None! Please bring a laptop. Attending Part 1 of the workshop will be very helpful!
Since solopreneurs wear #allthehats, having an extra set of hands to help out can cut hours of your time spend on tedious (but necessary) tasks. But what if hiring an IRL person isn’t in the cards (or on your wishlist)? Using online services, tools, and apps connected to your website can help automate your work flow and act as your very own virtual secretary. Ya know, the ones who don’t just let anyone through the front door, don’t bother you with needless inquires, and maybe even give you a high five once and while? I’ll share my top picks to get you to transform your website from just an online brochure to a kickass employee.
With the popularity of 25% of all websites running on WordPress, it’s important to properly maintain your website to decrease the likelihood of it getting hacked. A successful exploit allows malicious people to expose your site visitors to malware, increase site load speeds, and reduce your search engine rankings - no matter the size of your website. In this session, you will learn how to prevent common hacks and best practices for keeping your WordPress site healthy.
Prerequisites: Experience with the WordPress administrative area on a self-hosted WordPress website. Basic knowledge of installing and activating WordPress plug-ins.
Gimme your tired, your weak, your hungry questions for an in-depth learning experience about WordPress. We’ll go behind the curtain to learn about how WordPress works, takes the scariness out of the Codex and how it can help you, what are those settings are for that you never touch, and show you behind the scenes examples on what you can do with a few powerful plugins with your site. Even if you never plan on coding a site yourself, having a knowledge of the platform before hiring someone to do it for you is uber helpful. And who knows, you might like it!
Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Experience working with a WordPress site and a willingness to dig around in code will help you get the most out of this workshop.