October 20, 2014 — Get curious. WordPress 4.0 release lead Helen Hou-Sandí talks about how digging into core and following along in some capacity with what core is doing can help you get things done in more efficient ways, start thinking about how to learn more, as well as write continuously better code.
August 21, 2014 — WordPress revisions got a jolt of Backbone and a complete interface overhaul in WordPress 3.6 (as did media in 3.5 and themes in 3.8). Hear the revisions rewrite story and description of the effort involved, plus a code overview and ideas for leveraging Backbone (and Underscore) in your WordPress project.
August 21, 2014 — As of WordPress 3.9, the Heartbeat API is no longer experimental! It’s intended to help developers synchronize data between the browser and server without manually sending individual AJAX calls. Learn Heartbeat basics and have a quick run-through on how it’s used by WordPress’ core.
August 11, 2014 — There are a lot of hidden, little-known, and under-documented parts of core that can be really handy to have in your toolkit. Let’s take a look at several of the most-loved and under-used parts of core that will make us all better developers.
September 2, 2012
January 23, 2010 — You’ve heard the rumors- MU is coming to WordPress Core in 3.0. Learn what this merge means to you and what it means for Automattic. Hear from Jane Wells about what UI changes are expected and what prompted the change from WordPress.
Special thanks to the Microsoft NERD Center for hosting WordCamp Boston.