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WordPress: Getting Under the Hood

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WordCamp Saratoga 2014

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WordPress: Getting Under the Hood

  1. 1. WordPress: Getting Under the Hood
  2. 2. Scott Taylor • Core Committer! • Sr. Software Engineer, The New York Times! • @wonderboymusic on Twitter/ Instagram/Swarm! • I like Music, NYC, and Mexican food
  3. 3. How I Started Coding
  4. 4. How I got started with WordPress
  5. 5. My First WordCamp:! WordCamp NYC 2010
  6. 6. WordPress at eMusic • 2 years of transition! • Java to PHP! • Monolith to Services! • Slow development to Fast! • Introduction to WordPress VIP! • Memcached, HyperDB, Multisite, Scaling(!), AWS! • Parallel HTTP Requests
  7. 7. WordCamp San Francisco 2011
  8. 8. WordPress 3.3 WordCamp San Francisco After-Party
  9. 9. WordPress 3.4 …. I did nothing :(
  10. 10. WordPress 3.5 Recent Rockstar #NailedIt
  11. 11. WordPress 3.6
  12. 12. The New York Times Sr. Software Engineer, Blogs Team
  13. 13. WordPress 3.7 • First release with commit! • Fixed a bunch of errors related to Unit Tests! • Maintenance release WordPress 3.8 • MP6 - Matt Mullenweg at the helm! • Bug-fixing, etc
  14. 14. WordPress 3.9 • Audio/Video 2.0! • MVP versus Features as Plugins! • Playlists, full-featured theme support! • TinyMCE previews
  15. 15. WordPress 4.0
  16. 16. How to Contribute • Have a Purpose! • Find ways to contribute! • Be prepared to wait! • Keep going, please do not stop
  17. 17. Any Questions? WordPress, Contributing, or Life in General!

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