Speakers: Josh Pollock

  • Josh Pollock: Building Content Apps with VueJS

    Josh Pollock: Building Content Apps with VueJS

    WordCamp Miami 2017Speaker: Josh Pollock

    August 5, 2017 — Learn how to make use of post endpoints of the WordPress REST API using the VueJS framework. This talk will provide an introduction to VueJS, a relatively simple, yet extremely powerful JavaScript framework. We will use WordPress data, via the WordPress REST API, to create practical examples of how to use VueJS to edit and show a post, create posts lists and switch between them using the Vue router.

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  • Panel Discussion: JavaScript QandA

    Panel Discussion: JavaScript QandA

    WordCamp Miami 2017Speakers: Peter Carabeo, Michael Dyer, Jonathan Brinley, Auston Bunsen, Zac Gordon, Nizar Khalife Iglesias, Josh Pollock

    August 5, 2017 — A chance to ask any questions to the Learn JavaScript Deeply speakers.

  • Josh Pollock: Discovering The Content Endpoints Of The WordPress REST API

    Josh Pollock: Discovering The Content Endpoints Of The WordPress REST API

    WordCamp Atlanta 2017Speaker: Josh Pollock

    March 24, 2017 — WordPress 4.7 now includes the content endpoints of the WordPress REST API. These endpoints provide new ways to read and write data on your WordPress sites that is perfect for use with JavaScript-driven interfaces, apps and more. But do you know what exactly is available and how to to find them?

    In this talk I will give an overview of what endpoints are available and which endpoints might be available. Then we will talk about how to use the WordPress REST API to discover what is available from the WordPress REST API.

  • Josh Pollock: The WordPress REST API and The Evolution Of WordPress

    Josh Pollock: The WordPress REST API and The Evolution Of WordPress

    WordCamp Pittsburgh 2016Speaker: Josh Pollock

    September 21, 2016 — With the popularity of WordPress, the expectations of what WordPress can and can’t do — from the perspective of our clients and our end users — has solidified, for better or worse. The WordPress REST API provides an opportunity to break those expectations and use WordPress to deliver better experiences for end users and site administrators alike.

    In this talk, I will cover many of the possibilities for using WordPress in new and exciting ways as well as to improve how we build the most common elements of a WordPress site. There will be practical examples of how to use the REST API and wild speculation to encourage you to imagine fun new ways to use WordPress.

    This is a talk for developers, but it has no code. It is a talk about how and why to use the REST API and an exploration of the changing role of WordPress in the evolving web. Anyone with a basic understanding of WordPress will be able to follow it.

  • Josh Pollock: It All Starts With A Story

    Josh Pollock: It All Starts With A Story

    WordCamp Northeast Ohio 2016Speaker: Josh Pollock

    June 24, 2016 — WordPress has an origin story, two people in different countries, looking to improve their open source blogging software, that evolved into thousands of people working on or with that software. But who we are, humans, our evolution has been driven by our ability to tell increasingly complex stories.

    Storytelling is not just at the root of who we are — it is who we are.

    In this talk we will remind ourselves of what a story is. Once we are clear on the difference between a story and a statement, we will explore what understanding our stories means for us, as bloggers, business people and developers working in an open source ecosystem.

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  • Josh Pollock: Single Page Web Apps As WordPress Admin Interfaces Using AngularJS and The WordPress REST API

    Josh Pollock: Single Page Web Apps As WordPress Admin Interfaces Using AngularJS and The WordPress REST API

    WordCamp Miami 2016Speaker: Josh Pollock

    April 21, 2016 — If JavaScript and API driven interface are the future of the web, why should your plugin or theme admin interfaces be any different? With a highly-extensible tool for creating REST APIs included in WordPress, using JavaScript MVC frameworks to create great interfaces for your plugins, themes, apps and services is easier than ever.

    In this hands-on talk Josh and Roy will share their experience creating an Angular App, powered by custom REST API endpoints for their A/B testing plugin Ingot. They will address API creation, using Angular, and ensuring that the final product is extensible and accessible as a WordPress admin interface should be.

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  • Josh Pollock: Intro to AngularJS

    Josh Pollock: Intro to AngularJS

    WordCamp Miami 2016Speaker: Josh Pollock

    April 20, 2016 — AngularJS is a wonderful tool, extending the conventions of HTML5 that we all know and love, for building dynamic web applications. This beginner talk will provide you with a basic understanding of Angular templates, controllers, directives and factories. It will prepare you to get started with Angular and use it to build awesome interfaces connected to a RESTful API, such as the WordPress REST API.

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  • Josh Pollock: Extending the WordPress REST API

    Josh Pollock: Extending the WordPress REST API

    WordCamp Las Vegas 2015Speaker: Josh Pollock

    February 19, 2016 — The WordPress REST API is one of the most exciting new features of WordPress, but it is more than just the default routes and endpoints that it adds automatically to your site. It is also an awesome tool for creating your own RESTful API. We will look at how powerful this tool is, look at some practical examples of extending the REST API and learn how to create custom routes and endpoints. When you leave this talk, you’ll be prepared to create your own custom APIs, the WordPress way.

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  • Josh Pollock: Five Events In The Life Of Every WordPress Request You Should Know

    Josh Pollock: Five Events In The Life Of Every WordPress Request You Should Know

    WordCamp Orlando 2015Speaker: Josh Pollock

    January 19, 2016 — WordPress is a magical system that turns any URL into a web page, dynamically. In this talk, aimed at beginning wizards, looking to develop new WordPress powers, we’re going to take a look at five major events in the transformation of a request to your site, into a web page.

    This talk is for new plugin developers, or those looking to increase their skills in the art of custom site development. It is designed to show you where to look when you need to change WordPress’ behavior to fit your specific needs and increase your ability to make use of WordPress hooks.

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  • Josh Pollock: Creating Custom RESTful APIs The WordPress Way

    Josh Pollock: Creating Custom RESTful APIs The WordPress Way

    WordCamp NYC 2015Speaker: Josh Pollock

    December 19, 2015 — The WordPress REST API is one of the most exciting new features of WordPress, but it is more than just the default routes and endpoints that it adds automatically to your site. It is also an awesome tool for creating your own RESTful API.
    In this talk we will look at how powerful this tool is, see some some practical examples of how to extend the REST API and learn how to create custom routes and endpoints. When you leave this talk, you’ll be prepared to create your own custom APIs, the WordPress way.