Not Beginner

November 2014 ***Not Beginner*** Meetup

Make your stylesheets sassy: Getting started with Sass

Sass is a CSS preprocessor that you can use to make your stylesheets faster, more succinct and actually enjoyable to write.  Sass stands for “Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets” (no joke) and this presentation is for developers who are new to Sass and looking to get started with their first .scss files (the ‘S’ stands for “sassy”).

Nathan will be covering how you can get your workflow ready for Sass, using the Scss syntax, and his recommended structure for your .scss files.  Additionally, Nathan will discuss how you can implement popular frameworks like Bootstrap and Foundation using Sass while avoiding the bloat of hundreds of lines of styles you have no intention of using.  Finally, Nathan will show developers how to integrate their stylesheets into their project using WordPress’ recommended way via the functions.php file.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop with them. You will benefit from installing a prepossessing application before-hand such as Prepos (Windows and Mac), Cactus (Mac), or CodeKit (Mac) all of which have free trial versions.  Using these applications  will get you up and running with Sass instantly along with other benefits which will be discussed during the talk.

Presented by Nathan Ferguson.  Nathan is an Ottawa web developer who builds client sites predominantly with the WordPress platform.  Nathan’s focus is on front-end development and is eager to share what he’s learned with the WordPress community.

Meeting Details:

This is a meetup in our “Not Beginner” series. This series of talks is for WordPress (or related) presentations that are not at a beginner level.  Anyone at any experience level is welcome to attend, but there will be an assumption in the presentations and discussion that attendees have some knowledge of WordPress.

Senate Room, 6th Floor – Robertson Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive.  Robertson Hall marked on Google: http://goo.gl/maps/1UkxO

Parking on campus requires payment, but all of the lots, including the garage just to the north of Roberson Hall, cap at $7 for the evening after 5pm. http://www5.carleton.ca/parking/visitors/parking-rates/

No donations for this meeting!  (We normally ask for a $4 donation to help cover the cost of the room and our Meetup fees, which total about $450/year)

Agenda

7:00 – General announcements

7:10 – Presentation

8:00 – Q&A

8:30 – Wrap-up

October 2014 ***Not Beginner*** Meetup

Getting started with WordPress development

Ready to start customizing WordPress but aren’t quite sure where to start? This presentation will help get you going in the right direction by showing you some tools, talking about some Gotcha’s and providing an introduction to some code.

Presented by: Ryan Welcher, a web developer with over 10 years experience working for Mediaplus Advertising here in Ottawa.

This is and introductory level talk for anyone who is interested in learning how to begin customizing WordPress. 

Meeting Details:

This is a meetup in our “Not Beginner” series. This series of talks is for WordPress (or related) presentations that are not at a beginner level.  Anyone at any experience level is welcome to attend, but there will be an assumption in the presentations and discussion that attendees have some knowledge of WordPress.

Senate Room, 6th Floor – Robertson Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive.  Robertson Hall marked on Google: http://goo.gl/maps/1UkxO

Parking on campus requires payment, but all of the lots, including the garage just to the north of Roberson Hall, cap at $7 for the evening after 5pm. http://www5.carleton.ca/parking/visitors/parking-rates/

No donations for this meeting!  (We normally ask for a $4 donation to help cover the cost of the room and our Meetup fees, which total about $450/year)

Agenda

7:00 – General announcements

7:10 – Presentation

8:00 – Q&A

8:30 – Wrap-up

Advanced WordPress Meetup, June 18, 2014

Full details to come, topic is expected to be wp-cli, the command line interface for managing WordPress.

Meeting Details:

This is a meetup in our “advanced” series. Anyone at any experience level is welcome to attend, but there will be an expectation in the presentations and discussion that attendees have some prior knowledge of, and working experience with WordPress.

Senate Room, 6th Floor – Robertson Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive.  Robertson Hall marked on Google: http://goo.gl/maps/1UkxO

Parking on campus requires payment, but all of the lots, including the garage just to the north of Roberson Hall, cap at $7 for the evening after 5pm. http://www5.carleton.ca/parking/visitors/parking-rates/

No donations for this meeting!  (We normally ask for a $4 donation to help cover the cost of the room and our Meetup fees, which total about $450/year)

Agenda

7:00 – General announcements
7:10 – Presentation
8:30 – Wrap-up

Advanced WordPress Meetup, February 19, 2014

A Peek into the World of WordPress Plugin Development

The ability to create a simple plugin shell, which can be used as a site plugin, is a valuable skill to obtain if you need to maintain or create WordPress websites. This session will give you a quick introduction to the construction of WordPress plugins. As we build a simple plugin to add a widget to your sidebars, I’ll summarize the resources needed to help you create your own plugins.

While you will definitely will need to learn PHP, HTML and CSS to create plugins on your own, no coding ability is required for this session. You will be able to create your first plugin by pasting the example code into files on your web site.

Presented by Rick Radko.  Rick is the founder of R-Cubed Design Forge, where he develops and designs web sites and applications using open source software. Rick specializes in custom development and multilingual websites.

Meeting Details:

This is a meetup in our “advanced” series. Anyone at any experience level is welcome to attend, but there will be an expectation in the presentations and discussion that attendees have some prior knowledge of, and working experience with WordPress.

Senate Room, 6th Floor – Robertson Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive.  Robertson Hall marked on Google: http://goo.gl/maps/1UkxO

Parking on campus requires payment, but all of the lots, including the garage just to the north of Roberson Hall, cap at $7 for the evening after 5pm. http://www5.carleton.ca/parking/visitors/parking-rates/

No donations for this meeting!  (We normally ask for a $4 donation to help cover the cost of the room and our Meetup fees, which total about $450/year)

 

Agenda

7:00 – General announcements

7:10 – Presentation

8:15 – Wrap-up

Advanced WordPress Meetup, November 20, 2013

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Date
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 7:00 PM
Venue
Carleton University: Senate Room, 6th Floor – Robertson Hall

“How do you deploy?”

Open sessions & round table discussion on WordPress website deployment strategies. Come out and chat about how you do it, or sit back and see how everyone else does it.

There are no “scheduled” presenters. Anyone who wishes to present about WordPress deployment strategies is welcome to present. Just show up ready to go, preferably with a laptop if you have slides. Please keep your presentation to between 5 and 10 min.

A suggested, but not required, presentation format:

1 – Who you are?

2 – What software do you use to make your deployments work?

3 – What does your dev process look like?

4 – What does your initial launch look like?

5 – What does your incremental update look like?

6 – What is good about your process?

7 – What could be better about it?

Meeting Details:

This is a meetup in our advanced series, and while anyone is welcome to attend, there will be an expectation in the presentations and discussion that attendees have some knowledge of WordPress.

Senate Room, 6th Floor – Robertson Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive

No donations for this meeting! (We normally ask for a $4 donation to help cover the cost of the room and our Meetup fees, which total about $450/year)

Agenda

7:00 – General announcements

7:10 – Presentation

8:00 – Discussion for future advanced meetings