In Ten Years of Automattic, Matt Mullenweg takes a look at the first decade of Automattic’s history.
Our work is far from finished, and I hope there are hundreds of failures we learn from over the next 20 years. One of the things that makes me happiest is that I get to wake up every morning and work on the hard problem of making the web a better and more open place, and I do it alongside close to 400 talented people at Automattic and thousands in the broader community.
I’m proud to be part of the team (for over half that decade). Here’s to the next ten!
Tucson-based web developer nerd Daniel Bishop wanted to test sites on multiple devices at once. So, he built a thing to do that. Awesomesauce.
I gave a talk at WordCamp Buenos Aires in May 2015 on finding and choosing the perfect theme.
Slides (in Spanish) are available here: Encontrar el diseño perfecto para tu sitio WordPress. For similar information in English, check out these Jumpstart resources on ThemeShaper.
It was a great event! Well organized and well attended; I was also impressed with the quality level of the presentations: from project management to extending the Customizer to web development psychology. Met a few people I’d emailed or seen online a bit in the WordPress.org community, and I’m very happy to see the WordPress community in South America growing and strong, and it was great to connect with the Argentinean open source community a bit more.
To see more about the event, here’s the #wcba15 hashtag on Twitter and the official WordCampBsAs stream.
(Photo credit: Zulema Ayala.)
I recently spoke with Namrata G from WisdmLabs about Automattic, WordPress, GPL, CSS frameworks, and more. Full interview here: Interview with Lance Willett – Sweeper at Automattic.
Theming With the REST API – Meet Picard
The future of WordPress theming may dramatically shift with the official adoption of the REST API but you don’t have to wait for the future to take advantage of it now. Clone Picard and Tango. Experiment and see what you can do. These are exciting times for themes!
The time is now.
Building themes with the WP REST API — must-watch recap (with video) of Jack Lenox’s presentation at WordCamp London.