Boone Gorges is a plugin developer for WordPress. He’s also a lead developer for BuddyPress, and an overseer in the development of the CUNY Academic Commons, Anthologize, and Participad.
You can find him on twitter @Boone and on his website.
What they’re sippin’ on
Boone – Brooklyn Lager
Dre – Water
Brad – Johnny Walker Black
Boone started out on a track in academia—teaching, studying philosophy, attending graduate school. Boone began utilizing blogs, and WordPress.com in particular, to assign writing assignments in the classes he was teaching. He began to realize the important relationships between a free, open-source tool like WordPress and higher education. With this thought in mind he made his transition into the WordPress community, and has become the lead developer for BuddyPress.
Commons In A Box
Commons In A Box is a free software project birthed as a project of the City University of New York (CUNY). It utilizes the infrastructure that powers the CUNY Academic Commons to provide a free, easy-to-install software package. It provides an effective way to enable you to get your site up and running, all while utilizing various features of BuddyPress.
BuddyPress 2.0 is scheduled to be released in April. There are many new, exciting features to look for in the update. For example, the various updates to the administration tools.
Additionally, the software has been updated for greater speed, functionality, and overall performance.
Open Source BuddyPress.org
The doors have flung open. BuddyPress.org—a long-standing project of BuddyPress—is now available. This allows for open-source participation from the WordPress community to develop enhancements for the site.
WordPress 3.9 Beta 2
WordPress 3.9 Beta 2 is available for testing. There have been a lot of bugs fixed since the release of Beta 1, and further testing is needed to meet next month’s release date.
Contribute to the official WordPress developer resource
developer.wordpress.org is in the works. This educational site will act as a centralized resource of tools, materials, and best practices for WordPress. You can get more information on contributing to its development here.
Dre – Who’s Hiring WordPress? There is a growing demand for WordPress developers, if you’re interested in a position you should check this out.
Brad – Macworld starts today! AppPresser is 1 of the 6 finalists in the 6 About to Break competition.
Boone: Words for Windows is now available to the public.
WordCamp Atlanta – March 15-16
WordCamp Miami – May 9-11
WordCamp Philly – June 7-8
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