Chris Jarvis — Nexcess

Chris Jarvis

Enterprise Support Group Representative, Nexcess

Best Practices for Hosting and Optimization

Thursday, April 30 | 9:30AM - 12:30PM

Have you ever wanted to have more control over your clients’ hosting environment? Ever thought about bundling hosting with your current service offering? Or offering a turnkey solution? In this workshop, we will review best practices to start, manage, and optimize a reseller hosting environment. Even if you are not interested in becoming a reseller, this workshop will give you the basics on how to set up a CMS, blog or forum application on a new hosting plan from scratch. While we will be using the Nexcess hosting environment and the InterWorx control panel, the topics and methodologies are host agnostic - everything you will learn is applicable (to a certain degree) on any hosting provider or control panel.

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Ben Parizek — Barrel Strength Design

Ben Parizek

Partner, Creative Director, Barrel Strength Design

Introduction to Content Strategy and Building Websites with Craft CMS

Thursday, April 30 | 9:30AM - 12:30PM

Craft CMS gives you an exceptional amount of control to balance design freedom, a flexible content architecture, and powerful management features for content strategists. In this workshop we will explore Craft's wide range of tools to help manage your content strategy. 

We'll discuss Craft Element Types from Entries, Assets, and Users to Categories, Globals, and Matrix Blocks; explore content architecture choices for repeat and one-off content, hierarchical content, and content with advanced layouts; and see how these decisions affect your publish workflows and connect to your Twig templates.

Whether you're a designer, developer, or content strategist, Craft CMS makes it easy to impress and is a pleasure to work with as you build beautiful, content-rich websites.

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Brandon Kelly — Pixel & Tonic

Brandon Kelly

Owner, Pixel & Tonic

The Future Of Craft Plugin Development

Thursday, April 30 | 9:30AM - 12:30PM

Craft is undergoing some major under-the-hood changes for 3.0. Be the first to know what has changed, why it’s changed, and what it all means for plugins in this three-hour workshop led by Brandon Kelly of Pixel & Tonic.

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Jack McDade — Statamic

Jack McDade

Founder/Partner, Statamic

Beyond Blogging with Statamic

Thursday, April 30 | 1:30PM - 4:30PM

Journey from simple to robust with the gentlemen of Statamic as they demonstrate the foundations to building almost anything with a flat file CMS. We will combine native features and tools with add-ons and best practices, to make something truly wild.

You will learn:

  • How to leverage user-submitted content and data.
  • How to build simple add-ons.
  • How to implement advanced routing.

You will receive:

  • A copy of slides used.
  • Access to the site and add-ons we build.
  • Something secret we’ll figure out later.

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Una Kravets — IBM

Una Kravets

Front-End Developer, IBM

Customizing Your Stylesheets: An Advanced Sass Workshop

Thursday, April 30 | 1:30PM - 4:30PM

So you’ve heard of Sass. In fact, you’re pretty good at using it. You write variables and use mixins like a pro. But are you using Sass to its full potential?

This workshop will explore advanced Sass functionality. We’ll talk about the fundamental differences in lists, maps, extends, and mixins, and will dive deep into writing custom mixins. We’ll discuss partials and how to further DRY out our Sass by leveraging available functions, then writing our own custom functions while documenting the process and architecting a fluid system.

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Ryan Irelan — Mijingo

Ryan Irelan

Owner, Mijingo

Git: Under the Hood

Thursday, April 30 | 1:30PM - 4:30PM

This 3-hour workshop led by Ryan Irelan will start with a simple question: How many of you have used Git for your web projects?

And you will all raise your hands.

In "Git: Under the Hood" you will learn some intermediate to advanced Git skills.


We'll start off learning:

  • how Git stores data (the "plumbing and porcelain"),
  • why commit objects matter and how they're used for nearly everything in Git,
  • and the secret of git-stash.


After learning some Git internals we will then move into practical examples and tools you can use immediately. You will learn:

  • intermediate to advanced usage of important workflow tools and commands (the Git verbs),
  • how to find whatever you want about the history of a repository,
  • and, the commands and information you need to get out of a jam and solve your Git problems.


The workshop will end with a group-led Q&A session so we can share information and experience with each other.

The course will include:

  • A copy of the slides used in the course (PDF)
  • Access to any demonstrated Git repositories (Github)
  • Written examples and explantations (PDF/HTML)

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