Teaching JavaScript Deeply at WordCamp San José 2017

Zac Gordon Advanced JavaScript Topics Talk at WordCamp San José Costa Rica

¡Pura Vida! Is the best way to start my review of attending WordCamp San José (formally WordCamp Costa Rica). Organizers Roberto Remedios and Alfredo "El Puas" invited me to do a workshop at WordCamp San José 2017 earlier this year while we were all hanging out at WordCamp Miami (also a great camp to attend). What started as a JavaScript … Continue reading Teaching JavaScript Deeply at WordCamp San José 2017

Workshopalooza at WordCamp Denver 2017

This weekend I had the opportunity to attend WordCamp Denver, a great example of a well attended and run local camp.  The first day included two tracks of great talks.  The second day featured 13 different workshops (including one from me on JavaScript + WP REST API). Site SEO Checkup Flexbox Defining, Mapping and (Sometimes) Automating … Continue reading Workshopalooza at WordCamp Denver 2017

Slides from WordCamp Baltimore – A Year of Learning (and Teaching) JavaScript Deeply

Today I had the chance to speak at WordCamp Baltimore 2016 about my last year of learning and teaching JavaScript Deeply. I had a great time preparing the slides and getting everything ready and hopefully it all went well 🙂  I'll add up the video once its on WordPress.tv https://speakerdeck.com/zgordon/a-year-of-learning-and-teaching-javascript-deeply  

Learn How I Built the JavaScript for WordPress Master Course and Teaching Site on the “How I Built It Podcast”

"If you're looking to setup an online course just grab this podcast!" I love hanging and chatting Joe Casabona.  Naturally, I was excited when I found out he wanted to chat with me on his How I Built it Podcast about how I built my JavaScript for WordPress Master Course. A lot of folks have asked me content related questions about … Continue reading Learn How I Built the JavaScript for WordPress Master Course and Teaching Site on the “How I Built It Podcast”

How to Save Wistia Video Player Speed in Local Storage with JavaScript, the Wistia API (and WordPress)

I love Wistia, the professional video hosting company with amazing stats.  I have used them since early on and host all the JavaScript for WordPress videos with them. They have had an API for a while that lets you control player speed.  Recently, they updated their player  and added speed control right into the controls. However, there is no caching mechanism for … Continue reading How to Save Wistia Video Player Speed in Local Storage with JavaScript, the Wistia API (and WordPress)

Deciding What Development Tools to Teach in my JavaScript for WordPress Master Course

Since the beginning of 2016 I have been working on my JavaScript for WordPress Master Course.  In the first part of this course I have a section on JavaScript Development Tools. For the past few moons I have been trying to figure out exactly what JavaScript Development Tools to include in this section and in what order to cover … Continue reading Deciding What Development Tools to Teach in my JavaScript for WordPress Master Course

Review of A Week of REST UK 2016

https://twitter.com/zgordon/status/772844071748530176 A big thanks goes out to Siobhan McKeown for following through on her idea from near a year ago (or more?) to have  A Week of REST.  The Day of REST conference earlier this year went quite well and plans were made to do a week long version of the conference where attendees would go … Continue reading Review of A Week of REST UK 2016

Comparing JavaScript Library and Frameworks for WordPress – WordCamp Miami

A super big thanks to all the folks at WordCamp Miami for putting on a Learning JavaScript Deeply Track. Here are my slide notes from the talk as well as some helpful links: https://speakerdeck.com/zgordon/js-libraries-and-frameworks-for-wordpress   jQuery Underscore Lodash Backbone Marionette Angular React Redux Please also check out my course, JavaScript for WordPress, which will cover all … Continue reading Comparing JavaScript Library and Frameworks for WordPress – WordCamp Miami