Speaker Spotlight: Rami Sayar!

Rami Sayar

Rami is a graduate of Computer Engineering from McGill University. While pursuing his studies, he worked at hot startups in Silicon Valley and Fortune 500 giants. Rami founded the Code Jam @ McGill, the university’s largest engineering competition, in order to improve training in the field. As a Teaching Assistant at his alma mater, he developed interactive educational tools to improve software engineering education. He was awarded the Scarlet Key for student leadership and significant contributions to the McGill community.

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Rami will be giving a talk titled Professional WordPress Deployment.

What is your favorite improvement to WordPress this past year?

The inclusion of the underscore and backbone JavaScript libraries was awesome as well as the general performance improvements of WP_Query.

Why did you decide to speak at WordCamp Montreal?

I hope to connect with other web designers, web developers and WordPress enthusiasts. I also wish to give back and strengthen the community in Montreal.

What is your talk going to be about?

This talk will formulate techniques for professional WordPress deployment using Vagrant, Git and GitHub. This talk will demonstrate techniques on how to use Git to deploy to Linux servers in the Cloud. Following this introduction to deployment with Git, the talk will continue to more advanced topics such as setting up Vagrant for WordPress development and using Vagrant for environment simulation.

What is the one thing you want people to walk away with from your talk?

I want people to walk away with the sense that they can do professional and automated WordPress deployment without leaving the terminal. WordPress deployment is a subject rarely talked about much, I hope to change that.

Who in the WordPress community inspires you? Who do you follow?

I am a big fan of Matt Mullenweg and with what he is doing at Automattic. The scaling and infrastructure issues they must be facing are tremendous. I would love to know how to they tackle problems.

What new feature would you like to see in the future?

I would love to see some improvements to the WordPress multisite functionality such as an API for developers.

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