“What would we build if we were starting from scratch today, knowing all we’ve learned over the past 13 years of building WordPress?” At the beginning of 2014, the folks at Automattic asked themselves this question. The result is what now known as Calypso. It is not only a product combining some latest web technology, but also the demonstration of what we see as the future of WordPress. In this session, we cover a brief history about the evolving of Calypso, how we chose our development stack, what we learned from it, and what potential it shows to us.
June 30, 2016 — This talk tells how a completely distributed team works using the example of Hyperion, one of the teams that worked on the new WordPress.com, codenamed Calypso. The audience will be able to see in a deeper detail how a distributed team is organized and it will get a few driving principles on how to replicate that themselves.