December 11, 2016 — The New York Times recently launched a version of the site in Spanish and is expanding to more languages in the future. The workflow and architecture is built on top of WordPress. This talk will show how the NYT uses WordPress’ built-in i18n capabilities, generates translation files using Gulp, and takes existing projects (not built on WordPress) and turns them into a cohesive theme using Mustache. I’ll explain how we use Guzzle to talk to S3, and the REST API to syndicate content and offload expensive processes.
December 20, 2015 — 4.4 is going to be an exciting release. This talk will give a first-hand account of the development process, changes and future changes planned for core, and a preview of all of the exciting things in the release.
December 10, 2015 — The New York Times has been using the forthcoming WP REST API in production for over a year. It was initially developed for use during the 2014 midterm elections, but has become the de facto Breaking News platform at the Times. This talk will explain how the project sprang to life, why the REST API was an obvious choice, how WordPress interacts with it, Backbone, and React to power Live Coverage at the paper of record.
July 28, 2015 — Konstantin and Scott, the release leads for WordPress 4.3 and 4.4, are going to be on stage to share some of their thoughts on the immediate future of WordPress, and to answer all the questions you may have around everything WordPress. They have over 1500 commits to WordPress Core between them, and share big media and big blogging experience from their work at the New York Times and WordPress.com.
January 15, 2015 — The learning curve for contributing to core can be steep. If something goes wrong, it’s not a catastrophe—just start over and do it again. Prepare for failure, and you’ll eventually get there. This talk will center on my experiences contributing to WordPress and the media features I’ve authored along the way.
September 8, 2011