Here are the slides from my talk at WordCamp Chicago 2017, titled “Interrupting WordPress”. The presentation walks through the hooks that plugins can use to modify WordPress as it loads, and outlines some reasons why you might use one over another of these hooks.
I just finished giving a talk at WordCamp Chicago titled “Backward Compatibility as a Design Principle”, in which I discussed WordPress’s approach to backward compatibility, how it’s evolved over the years, and its costs and benefits when compared to the alternatives. I’m not sure that the slides are very helpful in isolation, but someone asked me to post them, and I am not one to disappoint my Adoring Fans. Embedded below.
Here are the slides from my WordCamp Europe 2013 presentation, on the subject of using the BuddyPress activity component for neat purposes: http://hardg.com/presentations/wordcamp-europe-2013/bp-activity/