Sam's Talks

Sam is willing and able to give the following talks at your WordCamp, Meetup Group, or other event:

WORDPRESS AS AN API: THE POWER OF SEMANTIC DATA

Description:  As we move toward the “Semantic Web” or “Web 3.0″, the power of well defined, accessible information is getting greater and greater by the day.

In this talk, we’ll look at the way that data and the web are changing, and the possibilities that are created by allowing your data and your design to exist independently.

Presentations:

  • WordCamp Maine 2014
  • WordCamp Boston 2014
Upcoming:

  • WordCamp San Francisco 2014

WordPress Security

This talk is equally happy being in an advanced user track or a developer track.

Description:

In this talk, I’ll show you how to keep attackers out of your site. We’ll talk about the common attack vectors and what your vulnerabilities are as WordPress site owners. Then we’ll talk about ways to protect yourself including: setting up your site, connecting to your host, logging in, and writing safe code (if you’re so inclined). You’ll walk away with a list of action items, and a good grasp on how to be a safer netizen. This is NOT a dry, technical talk. It’s interactive and aimed at helping people at all levels get safer.

Presentations:

WordCamp Providence 2013
WordCamp Boston 2013
WordCamp London 2013 (given as a lightning talk)
WordCamp Phoenix 2014 (given as a 2-hour talk with Brennan Byrne from Clef)
WordCamp St. Louis 2014
WordCamp North Canton 2014
WordCamp Connecticut 2014
WordCamp Milwaukee 2014
WordCamp North Canton 2014
WordCamp Connecticut 2014

Upcoming:

WooConf 2014

Building and Managing Large Multisite Networks

This talk goes over the ups and downs of building and managing WordPress multisite networks with 1,000+ sites. It likes being in a developer or business development track

Description:

In my agency, we handle a couple of 1,000+ site multisite networks for the mortgage industry. This talk will go over the challenges we’ve faced, both technical and business.

Presentations:

WordCamp Atlanta 2014
WordCamp Chicago 2014
WordCamp New York 2014

Upcoming:

August 23-24, WordCamp Boston 2014

WordPress as a Web App Framework (retired)

This talk goes over the ups and downs of building and managing WordPress multisite networks with 1,000+ sites.

Upcoming:

This talk is retired

Panels

Sam is also available to participate in panel discussions

Presentations:

WordCamp Albuquerque 2011