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WordCamp NYC 2014

Blogging from WordCamp NYC 2014 on Ghost—I’m a crazy woman.

After a busy week at work, I attended WordCamp 2014 at the Marriott New York at the Brooklyn Bridge. (The first thing I did was spill coffee on myself, so there’s that.) NorthPoint Digital employees were sporting sweet new shirts.

The NorthPoint Digital shirts. Photo Credit: Arwin Holmes

I mean, check them out. They’re awesome.

Coding Beyond Logic

The most inspiring talk I went to is Daryl Koopersmith’s (@koop) talk on Code Philosophy. Where the most profound message he sent (that I was able to catch) was a paraphrase I actually tweeted: Well-designed systems anticipate and encourage change. This is a concept that most programmers don’t seem to get. I actually wasn’t aware that there was a programming concept called Quine, named after Willard Van Orman Quine.

High Performance WordPress

I caught a very informative talk by Mikel King (@mikelking) on High Performance WordPress. Informative, because I learned which plugins are good for caching. For example, using Batcache (caching) with memcache and HyperDB (DB clustering). (W3 Total Cache, a very popular caching plugin, is not compatible with HyperDB.)

All of the videos from WordCamp NYC 2014 can be viewed here.