January 10, 2014 — Leveraging resources available in external APIs is a hot topic in today’s web world, however how to leverage those resources from WordPress is not well known. This presentation walks you through the API functionality built-into WordPress and shows you how to retrieve information from an existing popular API.
June 18, 2013 — This presentation explores how to pull in data from 3rd party web services such as Dribbble, Google or your own private servers to create data powered WordPress plugins to pull in information like weather, social media and much more.
September 1, 2012
December 2, 2011
January 23, 2010 — Daniel Jalkut presents a high-level overview of the two major APIs that WordPress supports for remote integration: XML-RPC and AtomPub. He discusses a variety uses for these APIs ranging from desktop apps to cross-site integration to specialized iPhone clients. This talk is aimed at designers and plugin developers who might get use out of the API, or whose knowledge of it might help them make better implementation choices.
Special thanks to the Microsoft NERD Center for hosting WordCamp Boston.
November 14, 2009 — Justin Shreve presents his Google Summer of Code 2009 project creating a WordPress search API. The rationale behind the project, the lack of power and flexibility in the existing WordPress search engine, and aspects of the development process are discussed. The presentation concludes with an overview of the enhancements made with this project and some Q&A.