10uppers travel the globe every year to volunteer, speak at, and organize dozens of industry events. The pandemic may have limited the ability to travel to events, but it hasn’t stopped our team from giving back and sharing their expertise. Here are some recent highlights:
- Fabian Kaegy, Senior Front-End Engineer, is speaking today at WordCamp Europe. His presentation, Building Great Experiences In The New Editor, explores options for building custom blocks, creating block patterns, and styling core blocks, as well as best practices for engineering great editorial experiences.
- Dmitry Mayorov, Senior Front-End Engineer, published A Crash Course in WordPress Block Filters on CSS-Tricks. The article covers how to extend WordPress core blocks with filters and touches on when it’s best to build a custom block instead of customizing a core block.
- Helen Hou-Sandí, Director of Open Source Initiatives, presented Editorial Experience: An Important Part of the Full Stack at Click/Deploy by Jamstack Toronto this past week, and this week she is presenting You Can’t Have a Solution Without a Problem at GitHub’s Global Maintainer Summit. In April, Helen joined GitHub’s Twitch stream for a GitHub Virtual Meetup Open Source Friday to talk about using GitHub Actions like 10up’s WordPress Plugin Deploy Action and how the WordPress project uses GitHub Actions.
- Laura Lussier, Lead Project Manager, joined the Digital Project Manager Podcast; her episode, Managing Stakeholder Dynamics: Why Meeting Strategy Matters, discusses strategies and tactics to make client meetings productive.
- Vasken Hauri, VP, Platforms and System, co-hosted a webinar with WP Engine titled How to Optimize Search for Your WordPress Ecommerce Store that covered how analytics can be used to create dynamic search results that boost sales and how modern search tooling can set up an online store to scale smoothly as the business grows.
Much of our open-source community involvement is tied to code contributions — 2020 saw 10up invest 6,500+ hours across 50+ releases and 30+ projects, and fifteen 10uppers contributed to WordPress 5.4, 5.5, and 5.6, with Helen leading an all-women and non-binary release squad as Core Tech Lead for 5.6. But contributing code isn’t the only way to give back and get involved in the community.
If you’re looking for a speaker or a guest article on topics related to building a better web, reach out! I’m pretty sure we know someone.