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The Future of WordPress (and Your Role In It)


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Keynote from WordCamp Ann Arbor 2015

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The Future of WordPress (and Your Role In It)

  1. 1. name • @twitter • #hashtag • T H E F U T U R E O F WO R D P R E S S ( A N D YO U R R O L E I N I T ) @jeckman
  2. 2. LO O K I N G B AC K WA R D • Julian West, prominent Bostonian, sleeps 113 yrs+, awakened in 2000 • Dr. Leete and his daughter explain 21st century to West • Nationalized production / capital - no inequality of wealth • Central distribution center (very Amazon like) with local sample stores (showrooming) • Telephonic access to music 24 hrs a day for every subscriber (Spotify/Pandora/Apple Music)
  3. 3. DYS TO P I A U TO P I A • Predict the future by exaggerating elements of the present • Reveal more about author’s present than future
  4. 4. H OW D O W E P R E D I C T T H E F U T U R E F O R WO R D P R E S S ?
  5. 5. - W I L L I A M G I B S O N “The future has arrived – it’s just not evenly distributed yet”
  6. 6. J S O N R E ST A P I
  7. 7. – A N O N Y M O U S “Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.”
  8. 8. W H O I S WO R D P R E S S F O R ?
  9. 9. B LO G
  10. 10. C M S
  11. 11. E N T E R P R I S E
  12. 12. F R A M E WO R K
  13. 13. D R U PA L 7 F O R K : B AC K D R O P
  14. 14. P H I LO S O P H Y D R I V E N D E V E LO P M E N T
  15. 15. • Out of the Box • Design for the Majority • Decisions, not Options • Clean, Lean, and Mean • Striving for Simplicity • Deadlines are not Arbitrary • The Vocal Minority • Our Bill of Rights • Backwards compatibility is important • Write code for the majority • Include features for the majority • Ensure backdrop can be extended • Meet Low System Requirements • Plan and Schedule Releases • Remain Free and Open Source WordPress Backdrop
  16. 16. – A L A N K AY “The best way to predict the future is to create it”
  17. 17. W H AT K I N D O F WO R D P R E S S P L AT F O R M D O YO U WA N T ?
  18. 18. W H AT K I N D O F WO R D P R E S S C O M M U N I T Y D O YO U WA N T ?
  19. 19. W H AT A R E YO U D O I N G TO M A K E I T H A P P E N ?
  20. 20. G E T T I N G I N VO LV E D • As a user / site owner • As a designer / UX / content person • As a developer • As an agency / business • As a community citizen
  21. 21. @jeckman
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