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  • State of the Word 2022

    Speaker: Matt Mullenweg

    January 4, 2023 — In the State of the Word 2022 annual keynote address, WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg reflects on WordPress in 2022 and aspirations for the coming year.

  • State of the Word 2022 Q&A

    State of the Word 2022Speaker: Matt Mullenweg

    January 4, 2023 — Hear the State of the Word 2022 question-and-answer session with WordPress co-founder, Matt Mullenweg.

  • State of the Word 2021

    State of the Word 2021Speaker: Matt Mullenweg

    December 15, 2021 — Livestreamed from New York City, State of the Word is the annual keynote address delivered by the WordPress project’s co-founder, Matt Mullenweg.

    Join Matt as he provides a retrospective of 2021, discusses the latest trends he’s seeing, celebrates the community’s amazing wins, and explores the future. Expect to hear about a range of topics, from WordPress 5.9 and Openverse to Web3 and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

    Learn more at https://wordpress.org/news/2021/11/state-of-the-word-2021/

  • State of the Word 2021 Q&A

    State of the Word 2021Speaker: Matt Mullenweg

    December 15, 2021 — Matt Mullenweg takes questions from the audience after the State of the Word 2021. Livestreamed from New York City, State of the Word is the annual keynote address delivered by the WordPress project’s co-founder, Matt Mullenweg.

    The questions included discussions about Gutenberg and its split licensing, bringing the next generation to WordPress, Virtual Reality, and supporting small web publishers, to name a few.

  • State of the Word 2020

    Speaker: Matt Mullenweg

    December 17, 2020 — In this first-of-its-kind, distributed State of the Word, Matt shares his thoughts on how WordPress has weathered 2020, and what the future holds for WordPress.

  • State of the Word 2020 Q&A

    Speaker: Matt Mullenweg

    December 17, 2020 — In this first-of-its-kind, distributed State of the Word Q&A, Matt and other WordPressers answer questions asked by WordPress enthusiasts around the world.

  • Aaron Brazell: Asynchronous Events

    WordCamp US 2015Speaker: Aaron Brazell

    December 11, 2015 — Whenever a post is saved, a page is loaded, a comment is created or a template is loaded, WordPress fires off events that, as developers, we have loved and cherished. These events are hooks. While hooks have been the quintessential building blocks of WordPress for over a decade, they come with a cost. Often times, developers will hook functionality into the save_post event, for instance, to fire off a notification to an external service or perform some sort of background task. The more of these tasks are hooked into WordPress, the slower WordPress becomes.

    In this talk, I will show you how to alleviate these bottlenecks with asynchronous hooks – hooks that can be used to perform the exact same tasks, but not block the rest of WordPress from running. Through a library created by 10up’s Eric Mann and John Bloch for TechCrunch on WordPress VIP, the overhead of running actions can be reduced to a negligible amount.

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  • 2011 State of the Word Q&A

    WordCamp San Francisco 2011Speaker: Matt Mullenweg

    July 18, 2013 — The question & answer portion of the 2011 State of the Word.

  • Matt Mullenweg: State of the Word 2010

    WordCamp San Francisco 2010Speaker: Matt Mullenweg

    May 12, 2010 — Matt Mullenweg discusses the year past and year ahead for the WordPress community in his keynote presentation at WordCamp San Francisco 2010.