How BuddyPress Was Built Over The Internet


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"How BuddyPress Was Built Over The Internet"

Presented by Paul Gibbs at WordCamp Transylvania, 2013.

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How BuddyPress Was Built Over The Internet

  1. 1. HOW BUDDYPRESS WAS BUILTOVER THE / @pgibbsWordCamp Transylvania, 2013
  2. 2. What is BuddyPress?Coverts WordPress into a social networkwith activity stream, groups, privatemessages, forums, extended user profiles,and much more.
  3. 3. BUDDYPRESS Vital SignsFirst commit: 25th March 2008First release: 30th April 2009Releases: 41Commits: 7,132+Support topics: 31,786+ & 120,223 replies
  4. 4. working in thesame officeeasy to walk AROUNDeasy to arrange meetingseasy to record decisionssame timezoneeasy to see each other
  5. 5. working ON theINTERNETIMPOSSIBLE to walk AROUNDHARD TO ARRANGE meetingseasy to record decisionsDIFFERENT timezoneSHARD to see each other
  6. 6. COMMUNICATIONLET’s TALK ABOUTforums, irc, p2, skype, wordcamps.
  7. 7. Communication channelsForumsGreat place for us to have groupdiscussions with end users.IRCIdeal for near-realtime public groupconversation; meetings, troubleshooting.
  8. 8. Communication channelsP2 (theme)Group blogging for short updates, likeTwitter. Asynchronous, public.SkypePrivate, back channel. Also keeps usconnected socially.
  9. 9. WHAT WE’VE LEARNTCommunication is oxygen.Secrets don’t strengthen your project.Recognise frequent contributors.