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WordPress.com VIP Training Days - San Francisco, June 2014

WordPress.com VIP Team

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 8:30 AM - Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

San Francisco, CA

WordPress.com VIP Training Days - San Francisco, June...

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Developer Fundamentals I Training Day
1-day Training held Wednesday, June 18th, in San Francisco, California.
Ended $850.00 $0.00
Developer Fundamentals II Training Day
1-day Training held Thursday, June 19th, in San Francisco, California.
Ended $950.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Please note this is not a single course with three consecutive days of training, but three separate and distinct courses with their own dedicated training day. Separate tickets are required for each.

VIP Training Days - San Francisco, June 2014

  • Developer Fundamentals I Training - June 18th, $850 course fee.
  • Developer Fundamentals II Training June 19th, $950 course fee.

VIP Training Days are 1-day, small group (max. 20 participants with a team of VIP instructors), in-person training courses which will be repeated throughout the year in different locations, and new courses will be rotated in and out as interest demands. VIP Training Days are open to the public, but space will be prioritized for current VIP clients.  

These courses are suitable for both self-hosted and WordPress.com VIP sites/superusers/developers - the large majority of the material will focus on core WordPress functionality/features. 

All transportation, transfer, and lodging costs will be the responsibility of each student, as well as any other expenses not explicitly stated. Lunch will be provided. Payment is required to confirm registration.

If you're interested in VIP training and can't make it to this location or these dates, you can register your interest and let us know your location preferences. It's possible we'll add more dates or locations in the future.

Developer Fundamentals I Training

Description

WordPress Fundamentals I is a day-long, intensive course meant to introduce PHP developers to programming for WordPress. Attendees should be familiar with WordPress as a tool, and have a working understanding of its general terminology. Proficiency with PHP is also a must, but no knowledge of the WordPress code itself is expected. This is a great course for developers looking to build sites which will scale to VIP levels, and write secure and scalable code.

Prerequisites

  • Proficiency with basic PHP development.
  • Awareness of WordPress as a platform, including common terminology such as a post, a page, widgets, and sidebars.
  • A local development environment running WordPress Trunk. We will provide a virtual machine ahead of time for participants who don’t have their own development environments, but they will be responsible for setting it up ahead of time.

Course Materials & Requirements

Each student will provide their own computer (laptop) for the course, with working wifi functionality. A lunch break and light lunch will be provided by WordPress.com VIP. Students should have a local working copy of WordPress trunk installed and tested prior to the training. To download trunk: http://wordpress.org/download/svn/

Curriculum Overview

  • Intro to WordPress core, SVN, and Trac, history and culture
  • Developer environment and debugging tools
  • WordPress Development Best Practices
  • Introduction to Plugins
  • Actions and filters
  • Introduction to Themes
  • The Loop & WP_Query
  • More on themes
  • ...and more!

Developer Fundamentals II Training: Security, Performance, & Debugging

WordPress Fundamentals: Security, Performance, & Debugging is a day-long, intensive course meant to improve WordPress developers’ in advanced concepts like security and performance. Attendees should be familiar with developing WordPress plugins and themes or should have attended our Developer Fundamentals I course.

We’ll cover the basics of writing fast and secure code. Attendees will see and try popular profiling tools and we will show common performance problems, both on the front- and the back-end. Instead of just listing vulnerabilities, attendees will learn how to think like an attacker and exploit the vulnerabilities before fixing them.

Prerequisites

  • Proficiency with PHP development.
  • Awareness of WordPress as a platform, including common terminology such as a post, a page, widgets, and sidebars.
  • Proficiency with basic WordPress plugin and theme development – actions, filters, loading assets, main core APIs.
  • The latest version of VirtualBox: https://www.virtualbox.org/

Curriculum Overview

  • Performance: common reasons for slow back-end code
  • Performance: profiling back-end code with WordPress tools
  • Performance: profiling back-end code with lower level tools
  • Performance: profiling tools for front-end code and asset loading
  • Security: common types of vulnerabilities
  • Security: exploiting and fixing XSS problems
  • Security: exploiting and fixing SQL injection problems
  • Security: exploiting and fixing CSRF vulnerabilities
  • Security: exploiting and fixing remote file inclusion attacks

Refunds

We'll provide a full refund if the cancellation is requested within 30 days from the event date, and 50% thereafter. No refunds will be provided for cancellations 5 days before the event.

Have questions about WordPress.com VIP Training Days - San Francisco, June 2014? Contact WordPress.com VIP Team

When & Where


Automattic Lounge
132 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 8:30 AM - Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 5:00 PM (PDT)


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