The Evolution of WordPress
Hear the juicy back-story of WordPress and get insights into the software that powers 20% of the top ten million sites on the internet. You don't want to miss this intimate chat with John James Jacoby, Director of Web Engineering at 10up.
John James Jacoby is the project lead and one of the lead developers of both BuddyPress and bbPress who has been developing WordPress plugins and themes since 2008. Formerly of Automattic's Dotorg, Social, and VIP teams, he has unparalleled experience building and supporting some of the largest and most powerful WordPress sites in the world. John helped organize the first WordCamps in Miami and Providence, speaks at numerous events around the world, and enjoys teaching and volunteering whenever possible. When he's not eating, drinking, or breathing WordPress, John enjoys walking his dog Paul, naps, potato chips, home improvement, mixing music, autocross, and more naps.
Join AIGA Wisconsin at the Urban Ecology Center to hear John discuss WordPress's ten year evolution, walking us through the early days of the software itself, industry trends and outside influences. Learn about official sister projects like BackPress, GlotPress, BuddyPress and bbPress (and how they fit into WordPress's story), and ultimately discover the why's and how's of the decision-making process that goes into changing the software that powers 20% of the top ten million sites on the internet. There's lots of juicy history and backstory, so come warm up with this intimate fireside-chat!
$5 / members
$10 / earlybird (until midnight November 20)
$15 / day-of and at-the-door*
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