Hello WordCamp Salt Lake City!

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Fall’s arrival is nearly official, and we’re ready for another awesome WordCamp! WordCamp Salt Lake City 2016 is THIS SATURDAY, September 10th, 2016, and one of our Developer Leads, Chris Reynolds, is not just presenting, but is also an organizer.

Although I find it hard to believe that any of our regular readers are unfamiliar with WordCamp (come on, now!), for those of you that are completely green: WordCamps are events held all over the world where WordPress nerds unite to share their skills, insights, and learn a whole lot from a bunch of other smarties.

Below, we’ve picked out a few presentations that caught our eye, and we hope we’ll see you there!

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The Six Questions Developers Need to Ask Before Turning in Tasks

Developers, ask yourself these six questions before turning in any task

Everyday I spend time working on products for our great clients, I specifically spend a great deal of it writing code and building features. But I’m not just creating new features, I’m also creating new opportunities…opportunities to break that product. Here are the questions developers need to ask before turning in their tasks, and how they’re going to help you code smarter.

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Make Your Company Values Count: Show; Don’t Tell.

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Even if you don’t know anything about writing, you’ve probably heard of the age old adage, “Show; don’t tell.”

In creative writing, that means presenting the story in a way that lets the reader infer what the characters are feeling or thinking based on context clues. Rather than simply saying, “Roland never respected Sandra,” a writer might create scenes that include pieces of information like:

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Winning With Code Reviews

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Here at WebDevStudios we put a lot of emphasis on code quality. After handing off a product to a client, we never know who may be looking at and/or maintaining our code. We want to be proud and confident that the next person will not have an OMGWTFBBQ-head-smashing-into-keyboard moment, but one of delightful surprise.

How do we consistently create and maintain a high level of quality code? Through peer code reviews.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Be Using InVision as a Project Management Tool

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One of the great challenges project managers run into is the best way to accurately scope a project with a client. To 100% nail down each user interaction is a hefty task. One of the biggest game changers when it comes to that process is a tool called InVision.

We started using this tool at WebDevStudios roughly a year ago when InVision was just a wee platform with half the tools it has today. The team over at InVision introduced feature after feature in the following months making this platform a formidable opponent of some classic project management tools.

Today, I’m here to give you ten reasons InVision is a must-use project management tool.

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Snippets Saved My Life: How Sublime Text 3 Snippets Changed Everything


We are always striving to find better, faster ways to do the mundane tasks we have in our lives.

We got bored with having to make our coffee in the morning, so some brilliant mind created an automatic coffee maker with a timer so we could tell that machine when to make our coffee and how much of our coffee it should make.

We grew weary of the painful necessity of talking to actual human beings in order to have food arrive at our front doors, so the greatest pizza scientists in the world made it possible to order a lovely cheese pizza–just for me–by texting a single emoji. ?

We became so incensed at our watermelons constantly rolling away from us that the top watermelon doctors on the planet engineered square watermelons.

…Yes, the first milestones in human advancement that I can think of are all related to food and I will make no apologies for that.

When I’m not eating food or thinking about eating food, though, I’m probably working on a fabulous WordPress website using my editor of choice, Sublime Text 3 (ST).

ST is simple, yet robust, and offers countless packages to help speed along your development process. In addition to offering fully-developed packages for mass consumption, ST also offers the opportunity to craft custom snippets to take the legwork out of the things you type over and over again from day to day. In this post, we’ll show off a handful of examples we’ve picked up along the way as well as some that we’ve crafted for our specific uses at WDS.

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Emotional Intelligence in Project Leaders: EQ Over IQ

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Think of someone during your occupational experience who made an impact, be it negative or positive, on your career path. Have someone in mind? Ok. Now think about how and why they came to mind. Were you impressed by their academic abilities and accomplishments, or intrigued by the manner in which they expressed themselves? Perhaps you were influenced by the way they addressed you or others, or quite possibly a combination of the above or for other reasons. What ever the result may be, what if I told you that both the Intelligence Quotient (IQ) and Emotional Intelligence (EQ) came into play?


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