Speaker: Jake Goldman, “Leveraging WordPress’s HTML5 Media Player”

Incredible speakers keep joining our team to make WordCamp Connecticut into a real can’t miss event. Our newest speaker to sign on is Jake Goldman. Jake is the President of 10up, a full service digital agency that imagines, builds, and grows amazing websites with WordPress. At 10up, Jake serves brand name clients like TechCrunch, ESPN, Consumer Reports, NBC Universal, and Google. In less than 3 years, Jake built 10up from 1 to more than 50 full time employees.

Jake has been building websites since the mid 90’s, and has built web-based solutions for Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. Navy, major universities, and high profile non-profits. He has been quoted on publications like c|net, written for Smashing Magazine, taught at Boston University, and presented at conferences around the country. He is a core contributor to WordPress, maintains some highly rated WordPress plug-ins, and organizes the Sacramento WordPress Meetup.

His presentation will be on Leveraging WordPress’s HTML5 Media Player

Lost in all the conversation about the post format “shuffle” in WordPress 3.6 was the addition of MediaElement.js to core, an incredibly elegant, light weight media player for video and audio assets. MediaElement.js is an HTML5 video and audio player that falls back to Flash on unsupported devices. It can be easily skinned, and has a nice little JavaScript API to control its behavior (say, auto playing a video when the visitor switches to a tab or scrolls down to a certain point on the page). If you’re still using a third party video player like JW Player, want to jazz up your product site with some local video, or just skin the native video player to fit your theme, this talk is for you!