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Everything you ever wanted to know about WordPress transients: in 10 minutes

WordPress has a native database caching system called the Transients API. This simple wrapper can be used for caching database queries, remote data, or other expensive routines.

In this technical talk you will discover how to best use the API and the pitfalls to avoid (content which is neither documented nor generally available, so this will be a genuine eye-opener for developers).

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WordCamp Glasgow 2020

For only the second time, I have the opportunity to speak at a WordCamp – and, again, in Scotland. This time, it’s Glasgow, a city I’ve only ever briefly visited before.

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My talk writing process

Shamelessly ripped off from my colleague, Tammie Lister, who has written a similar post, I thought I’d write a little more about my process for preparing for talks.

Okay, so, unlike Tammie, I’ve not done that many and my process is probably very new and unrefined. My intention is to re-visit this post at times, though, and update it as I go on.

Along the way, I’m also going to add some tips that I’ve learnt along the way.

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WordCamp Europe 2019: From Paris to Berlin

I skipped WordCamp Europe last year but didn’t want to miss this one, as it’s coming from Berlin.

And, as in Paris back in 2017, I’m here as a volunteer.

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WordCamp London 2019 – Third time’s a charm

No sooner have I got back from Belgrade, I’m on a train to London. I noted the irony of flying over my hotel as my plane came into land yesterday but a day at home between trips was appreciated.

For the third year running, I’m back for WordCamp London, an annual conference for all things WordPress, the biggest held in the UK.

But, unlike previous years, I’m not volunteering.