Speaker Spotlight: Colin Vernon!

Colin Vernon

WordCamp Montreal is only a week away! We’re excited to bring you a new speaker spotlight series this year!

Our next spotlight is Colin Vernon!

Founder of Stresslimit design, Colin has directed, architected and developed CMS platforms, intranets, applications and websites of all shapes & sizes for over a decade. His company and projects focus beautiful, useful, multi-platform communication, based mostly on WordPress as an extensible web platform. As well as being a long-time advocate of web standards, open source and the semantic web, he has lots of WordPress experience: his plugins have been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times and he has worked directly with Automattic on a number of projects. He is now also part of the WordPress-powered PressBooks project which aims to merge web, e-pub and print publishing for small and large authors and publishers. He also runs a record label.

Colin will be giving a talk titled WordPress Workflows and Process for small teams.

What is your favorite improvement to WordPress this past year?

Drag-and-Drop Media Uploader ? [3.2]

is_main_query() ? [3.3]

adding ‘ep_mask’ to register_post_type() ? [3.4]

Future potential of new CRUD XMLRPC APIs for all built-in and custom post types ? [3.4]

Why did you decide to speak at WordCamp Montreal?

We’ve been so deep in web development in general and WP specifically for so many years, it’s fun to share & give back some knowledge, plus I always learn something when presenting ideas to an interested audience.

What is your talk going to be about?

Lots of general tips for intermediate developers and small teams

What is the one thing you want people to walk away with from your talk?

At least one method, process or tool that will save them time or hassle from now on.

Who in the WordPress community inspires you? Who do you follow?

All the core devs and contributors are awesome, but Matt is my favourite he’s so cute.

What new feature would you like to see in the future?

A simple, robust theme options API that works, without coding forms or relying on externals frameworks or classes.

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