Cloudinary MDEs will receive prioritized access to the Cloudinary platform, products and internal resources, as well as training opportunities and community events.
Certified MDEs will also play an important role in contributing to the broader developer network across the media management ecosystem through a variety of efforts including open-source projects, hackathons, meetups, conferences, workshops, content opportunities and more.
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Learn how to use Cloudinary from a trained Media Developer Expert.
Cloudinary today unveiled its Media Developer Experts (MDE)
program, a program created to foster knowledge sharing and community building for developers.
What is Cloudinary?
Cloudinary is an end-to-end image management solution for your website and mobile
apps. Cloudinary covers everything from image uploads, storage, manipulations, optimizations to delivery. You can easily upload images to the cloud, automatically perform smart image
manipulations without installing any complex software. All your images are then seamlessly delivered
through a fast CDN, optimized and using industry best practices.Cloudinary offers
comprehensive APIs and administration capabilities and is easy to integrate with new and existing
web and mobile applications.
2019 Cloudinary Developer Experts
Certified MDEs will also play an important role in contributing to
the broader developer network across the media management ecosystem. This will be with
efforts including open-source projects, hackathons, meetups, conferences, workshops, content
opportunities and more.
MDEs are unique software and design advocates who share their knowledge, expertise,
and insights at community events and across the social web, aided by Cloudinary’s products and
More on Cloudinary
Cloudinary is a SaaS technology company headquartered in Santa Clara,
California, with an office in Israel. The company provides a cloud-based image and video management
solution. It enables users to upload, store, manage, manipulate and deliver images and video for
websites and apps.
Cloudinary is used by more than 450,000 web and mobile application
developers at more than 5,500 companies including Condé Nast, Dropbox, WeWork, Outbrain, Taboola and
Answers.com. Inc. Magazine has called Cloudinary the "gold standard" of image management on the web.
Deliver AI generated tags and responsive images on the fly using Cloudinary.
Ire is a self-taught UI/UX Designer and front-end developer based in Lagos, Nigeria. With degrees in Experimental Psychology and Law, she’s adept at technical writing and explaining complex concepts to audiences of all knowledge levels.
Jen is a product-obsessed software developer who loves building something out of nothing, jumping all over the stack, and listening to users. She’s happiest when creating something meaningful. Fun fact: Jen writes crime novels when not writing code.
Nick is a developer, tech enthusiast, UX lover, and blogger who’s worked in software development for a decade. He counts advertising, psychology, and cinema among his myriad interests. Nick enjoys sharing his insights on user experience through articles on Medium, UXPlanet.com (for which he serves as editor-in-chief), and many other online publications.
Tim is a tech lead who specializes in web development, focusing on the balance between the idealism of development and the pragmatism of delivering on time and on budget. Most of all, he enjoys building innovative, accessible, and responsive user interfaces that perform like a charm.
LaQuita is a Seattle-based web developer who’s passionate about making the web—and the industry that builds it—a more diverse and accessible place. She revels in front-end and Vanilla JS-based development, also specializing in NodeJS, Express, and MongoDB on the back end.
Neil is a UX engineer and lifelong learner with over five years of experience in software programming. Dedicated to designing and developing highly-optimized user experiences, he’s also the founder of OmahaCode.com, a learning platform for aspiring front-end developers and designers.
Mohammed is an undergraduate Computer Science Engineering student from Gandhi Engineering College in Odisha, India. He’s also an ethical hacker, a cyber-security researcher, and a leader of several developer communities, such as the OWASP Foundation. Mohammed has worked with and been acknowledged by 100+ companies, most of which from Silicon Valley.
Grant is a Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, and Data Studio specialist with over 15 years of experience in the digital sphere. He started out as a developer, working across multiple verticals, including e-commerce, publishing, startups, and travel. He has deployed data solutions within a bevy of well-known companies, including Dreams, Missguided, Victoria Beckham, Arsenal Football Club, Photobox, and Virgin. Grant enjoys speaking at conferences and meetups, having delivered talks at BrightonSEO, Magento Live, and other events in the U.K. In his spare time, he builds with Lego alongside his kids.
Harry is an award-winning software consultant, front-end architect, writer, and speaker from the U.K. He has consulted internationally with many clients, including the United Nations, the BBC, England’s National Health Service, Google, and the Financial Times. Harry specializes in CSS architecture and front-end performance for large and long-lived sites and applications. He’s constantly writing, coding, speaking, and running workshops worldwide on pragmatic, product-led approaches to building and scaling large front ends for long-running projects and products.
Chris is a web developer who’s zealous about performance on the client side. With almost a decade of development experience, he’s the founder of the popular web-dev tutorial site Scotch.io, which he started as a blog a few years ago and which now reaches millions of developers every month with superb tutorials and cutting-edge articles. When not coding, Chris engages in heavy lifting.
A senior front-end developer and educator based in Israel, Dima is much revered for his superb communication skills. He frequently hosts workshops on such topics as usability on mobile devices and UX for developers. Dima is also well-known for his engagement and mentorship in hackathons and has long been a community leader for Vue.JS in Israel.
Hosting many images within your WordPress site slows down your sites performance and increases bandwidth. An Image CDN makes the process of serving images as seamless as possible. It increases the speed of your website by offloading images and caching static content. Image CDN’s also interpret the screen size and resolution of the device, the DPI, as well as supported image formats. In addition, an image CDN is able to dynamically render a master image to correspond with the specifications of the device.
Create a cloud name used to configure Auto Cloudinary Plugin.
Once your signed in, you’ll be able to view a custom dashboard with your account details.
Your Cloudinary account details include:
Create a new Folder within the Media Library
The new folder will be used to automatically serve your new and existing images from a Cloudinary Image CDN. If you have a large site with many images stored within your WordPress Media Library, using a CDN will increase the performance of your website immediately.
Configure Your Cloudinary Settings
Now, select the settings icon located on the top right of the page within your dashboard menu.
Select Upload Settings
After selecting the uploads tab, scroll down to Auto Upload Mapping settings.
Input the Name of the Folder You Created
Since I created a new folder titled omaha-code-cdn, this will be used as the name of the auto upload mapping folder.
Now, Input the URL prefix of your WordPress uploads folder. The URL Prefix will appear as the your domain name and wp-content/uploads/. As you can see, my URL Prefix appears as https://omahacode.com/wp-content/uploads/. Note: Replace with your own domain. “https://yourdomain.com/wp-content/wp-uploads/”
Download The Auto Cloudinary Plugin
Navigate back to your WordPress dashboard and select the Plugins tab. Click Add New Plugin, then type “Auto Cloudinary” into the search bar. You may have noticed that Cloudinary also created an official plugin. I prefer the Auto Cloudinary plugin because it’s much easier to setup.
Auto Cloudinary Plugin Benefits
The official Cloudinary Plugin is somewhat of an overkill, and takes over the user interface of your image admin within WordPress. Auto Cloudinary Plugin has also been tested with the latest WordPress Update, and the official Cloudinary Plugin is untested with the latest WordPress Update.
Super simple and light-weight.
Totally seamless and out of the way.
A flexible tool for WordPress developers.
Under Tools, Select the New Cloudinary tab
Within your WordPress Dashboard, select Tools > Cloudinary.
Configure Auto Cloudinary Options
Input your Cloud Name and the name of your auto mapping folder. My Cloud Name is Omaha-Code, and my auto mapping folder is omaha-code-cdn. Choose “Automatically use Cloudinary for all Images” to create a super easy Auto-Upload feature in the Fetch API. This plugin tells Cloudinary where to find the files on our server (or on S3 or anywhere on the Internet), and it automatically downloads it from there, thus saving it on to it’s servers the first time you ask for it, like a CDN would!
Now Cloudinary will automatically fetch and serve the images from your WordPress media library using a Cloudinary Dynamic File name.
Engineers from the Cloudinary office in Petah Tikva also collaborated with remote Engineers in the United States to create 16 new features. Learn about 7 new exciting projects that were created during the Hackathon.
Cloudinary recently moved their office in Sunnyvale to Santa Clara, California.
7 New Features
Although the Engineering team at Cloudinary is incredibly small, they are comprised of technological leaders.
The winning project is a file system like operations in a terminal, that is incorporated into Cloudinary’s Media Library.
Cloudinary-Usage Site Crawler
This second-place winner enables analysis of Cloudinary’s service usage at a customer site and the potential to increase the service usage there. The site crawler can also detect usage trends, both positive and negative, over time.
This third-place winner opens the Cloudinary platform by extending the transformation flow with WebAssembly modules or AWS Lambda. This project has been productized and is now part of Cloudinary’s service.
This is a simple desktop app that automatically syncs user file systems with their Cloudinary accounts. We’ll open-source this project in the upcoming weeks.
Cloudinary Chrome extensions
We built several Chrome extensions, most of which for analyzing image usage and potential improvements in visited sites.
Cloudinary Google Docs and Gmail Add-On
This project incorporates images and videos from Cloudinary’s Media Library within Gmail and Google Docs.
Cloudinary-Google Assistance Integration
This project enables voice commands for querying account-related information.
A content delivery network, or content distribution network is a geographically distributed network of proxy servers and their data centers. The goal is to distribute service spatially relative to end-users to provide high availability and high performance.
In other words, CDN’s improve site speed by reducing the amount of bandwith on a server, increasing the performance of your website.