Community Chat: Community chat with WPCampus President David Dashifen Kees

Date: Friday, July 14, 2023
Time: 9:00 - 9:45 am (CDT) (UTC-05:00)
Location: Room 1
Format: Community Chat

Who is this session for?

Everyone!

Session description

Join us for WPCampus's "State of the Organization" conversation where you can hear about what's changed, what's the same, and what might be in the works for the future.  This is also a great opportunity to ask questions like "What is the velocity of an unladen truck sheep?" or "What work will the board be focused on after the 2023 conference?"  Our hope is that this is not simply a speech or lecture about where we are and where we're going, but a real chance for you all to interact with WPCampus leadership to help us chart that course for the rest of 2023 and beyond.

Presenter

David Dashifen Kees

Headshot of David Dashifen Kees
Senior Full Stack Developer, Georgetown University

By day, David Dashifen Kees (they/them) is a mild-mannered software developer working on Georgetown University's web services team. By night, they're essentially the same thing, except asleep.

Dash has degrees in computer science, education, and divinity that they leverage to treat their technical career as something more like a service opportunity, an outlook that has served them well in their 20+ year career at various universities.  Involved with WordPress since version 3.0 (when the multi-site capabilities were merged into core), Dash's focus has been on plugin development for most of their career, and they've considered it their quest to make it possible to utilize WordPress in a modern, object-oriented way that is very different from the way many WordPress developers do their work.

Recently, their work at Georgetown University has included a lot of process scripting, what some folks call DevOps or WebOps.  They're for the Alliance, use two spaces after a period, and you can pry the Oxford comma from their cold, dead hands.

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