Talks and presentations

Block Editors: The Next Generation of WYSIWYG

April 20, 2020

Presentation, ContentTECH Summit, San Diego, CA

With the general release of “Gutenberg” as the new default WordPress editing experience, the shift is clear - block editing tools are the content management platform of the next decade, enabling editors a degree of control over style and function never before available to a non-technical audience.

WordPress – Gutenberg – Fresh Opportunities

March 24, 2020

Presentation, PubCon, Miami, FL

With the general release of “Gutenberg” as the new default WordPress editing experience, the shift is clear – block editing tools are the content management platform of the next decade. And not just for WordPress – every major CMS is shifting toward this new paradigm to enable editors a degree of control over style and function never before available to a non-technical audience. We’ll examine how block editors change every aspect of the game from site design to content management to syndication and portability.

Creating Airstream Supply Company, An Editorial Commerce Brand, With Gutenberg and React

August 08, 2019

Presentation, WordCamp for Publishers 2019, Columbus, OH

An exploration of the operational and technical journey behind the creation of Airstream’s new retail brand: Airstream Supply Company. Includes an overview of the technical architecture used to capitalize on the bleeding edge of WordPress as a semi-headless CMS using the new block editor “Gutenberg” for an enterprise eCommerce site with redis caching, Reast component libraries, server-side rendering and GraphQL.