Stéphane Boisvert

Stéphane Boisvert

Stéphane Boisvert is a French-Canadian international speaker who works for WordPress.com VIP working on some of the world's largest site. Stéphane spends his time helping clients with architectural decisions, reviewing code for security and performance and jumping in when a site is misbehaving.
He has over a decade of experience working on the web, specializing in WordPress, PHP, MySQL, and Javascript.

Montreal 2018 sessions

Mental Health: Lessons Learned and Tips and Tricks

English session - Beginner

A refreshingly candid take on mental health and supporting coworkers who struggle with mental health. This presentation broaches topics that will be enlightening not only to who have depression, anxiety, or the imposter syndrome, but also to those who work with them. Guided by years of experience, Stéphane will provide participants with a better understanding of mental health as well as practical tips to help reduce stress and burnout.

WordPress Code Security

English session - Intermediate

We will go over some of the most common attack vectors in code and how to protect against them while you write or edit a theme or plugin. This will include:
Escaping in WordPress
SQL and Data sanitization
Permissions with current_user_can()
Using Nonces to protect against CSRF
WordPress and PHP Security Gotchas

Vancouver 2016 sessions