I wrote about two methods of backing up WordPress on the NEPA BlogCon blog:
I’ll be speaking at BlogCon with Joe Casanona on Saturday about customizing and securing WordPress.
NEPA Say What Now?
That’s right, NEPA BlogCon is Northeast Pennsylvania’s only blogging and social media conference… and those nutty squirrels have asked me to be a speaker! This year’s event will be held on Saturday, October 5th at Luzerne County Community College.
I’m partnering up with the infamous Joe Casabona - author of Building WordPress Themes from Scratch and the upcoming Responsive Design with WordPress – for a session on WordPress Customization & Security.
Joe and I are among quite a list of local speakers, presenting a some great sessions spanning marketing, technology, and business topics, so come out and get your blog on!
If you can’t make it out to BlogCon, but still want to talk WordPress – don’t forget that we run a monthly WordPress meetup in the Scranton area. Get more info at nepawp.com! We’ll be announcing our October and November meetups shortly.
Software engineers can be practical AND funny… when they want to be.
Take the Active Directory schema for instance. Most people … hell, even most SysAdmins … would probably never notice an attribute that’s buried in the nether regions of the system, just waiting to be linked and populated.
Straight from the Microsoft Developer Network documentation, I give you the “drink” attribute:
I mean, what SysAdmin wouldn’t want to store their users’ favorite drinks in the corporate identity system? How easy does that make it to run a report come time for the company Christmas party, amiright?
Personally, I would probably extend the schema to diversify it a bit. I’m sure we could find great uses for storing these attributes for our users:
When used efficiently, the directory should be able to tell us everything we need to know about our users. Therefore, this is only logical.
Last night I presented at the March Northeast PA WordPress meetup – WordPress is Installed… No What? – in which I gave a basic overview of site settings, themes, plugins, and general best practices for your new WordPress site.
We had a good turnout and had some great conversation. We also ran a live stream and chatroom for the event, to get folks involved who couldn’t make it out.
I’m loving the great response that we’re getting to this kind of meetup in the Northeast PA area!
View the video and slide deck at http://www.nepawp.com/2013/03/march-2013-meetup/.
This may surprise some people, but I really like to talk about WordPress. (Hmm… I think I just felt a collective groan from my coworkers, family, and friends.) Yeah… some might say that I talk about it just a little too much. So, to feed my WordPress habit – and to maybe help out a couple of people along the way – I’m helping to form the Northeast Pennsylvania WordPress Meetup group.