June 16, 2017 — *This is a 15-minute Lightning Talk*
July 4, 2016 — Advertising can be enjoyable, entertaining, moving and even beautiful. Why is it such an awful experience online?
This talk addresses these questions: Can we make ads better so we don’t have to hate them? Can developers learn to speak the language ad-ops uses?
December 13, 2015 — A lightning intro to Backbone.js: how it’s changing WordPress and how you can leverage it in your next project.
Backbone is Awesome!
Backbone + WordPress = Happy
Backbone and the JSON REST API
Go forth and Backbone!
September 22, 2015 — Backbone (and Underscore!) are bundled with WordPress – explore how you can leverage their power to deliver complex user experiences while keeping your code organized and maintainable.
~ When and why should you use Backbone?
~ How can WordPress help?
~ Backbone fundamentals
~ Backbone in core
~ A sample Backbone project
~ Using the JSON REST API
July 17, 2015 — Backbone (and Underscore!) are bundled with WordPress – explore how you can leverage their power to deliver complex user experiences while keeping your code organized and maintainable.
First, we will explore why Backbone is awesome, and what it lets you create is amazing! We will look at some examples of where and how it is used to power web apps and increasingly large areas of the WordPress dashboard. Seeing these incredible user experiences built in Backbone will help get you excited about using Backbone in your next project.
Next, we will dig into Backbone fundamentals to get a crystal clear understanding of the fundamental concepts underlying Backbone applications: Models, Views and Collections. We’ll look at how these tie to templates, events and routes for rendering, interaction and state handling. We discuss using Backbone in themes and plugins: how to include Backbone, how to interact with the back end to get and put data, including using the new WP REST API. We will cover WordPress specific helper functions that help our Backbone projects.
Finally, we will explore several very simple Backbone applications that demonstrate interacting with WordPress using the Rest API.
April 19, 2015 — This talk delves into a sample Backbone project and review major WordPress core components built with Backbone – including media, revisions and themes. And also covers using the JSON REST API to get data into and out of WordPress.
November 21, 2014 — Backbone (and Underscore!) are bundled with WordPress – explore how you can ‘grow a spine’ and leverage their power to deliver complex user experiences while keeping your code organized and maintainable. When and why should you use Backbone? How can WordPress help? Delve into a sample Backbone project and review major WordPress core components built with Backbone – including media, revisions and themes.
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.
September 10, 2015 — Panel members discuss ways to connect WordPress to other systems (and vise versa) using APIs. They also cover a bit of the wp-api project – and share some experience working with WordPress, APIs, and front-end tools that use them.