Featured Speaker: Linn Øyen Farley

“I’m a designer and developer based in Toronto, working primarily with WordPress. I have a degree in technical theatre, I teach with Camp Tech and Ladies Learning Code, and I share my office with a very rambunctious cat.”

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Presentation: Don’t Fear the Custom Theme

“Commercial WordPress themes have to be ready to handle thousands of use-cases, but your custom theme doesn’t. Reducing a theme to its essential components – index.php, style.css, and functions.php – gets your design into the browser as quickly as possible and allows for rapid prototyping based on client feedback. It’s also an easy way for beginners to start developing with WordPress, without getting lost in dozens of files.”