Tired of listicles about how to optimize your WordPress site that suggest a caching plugin and a CDN? This talk will dive into the internal WordPress structure to discuss what is slow, why it is slow, and how you can write good WordPress code that performs and is able to handle billions of pageviews.
Stéphane Boisvert (@stephboisvert) works for Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com as a VIP Engineer Team Lead where he helps some of the world's largest sites stay secure and optimized. He was formerly a senior adviser for the Canadian Federal Liberal party for 4 years leading the party's growth in online data acquisitions and donations. He's been working with PHP since 2003.