After the threat of Hurricane Matthew postponed LoopConf, it looked like the conference may not happen at all. However, due to the hard work of the team, it has officially been rescheduled. Everyone has worked around the clock during the last two weeks to put together a do-over. The conference will now be held Feb. 7-8 in Salt Lake City, with workshops on Feb. 6. If you had a ticket to the original date and are able to attend in Salt Lake City, your ticket will automatically be transferred. Those that cannot attend the new date are asked to email […]
Hurricane Matthew is working is working its way toward the East Coast this week, meaning the folks at LoopConf have had to postpone the event. No details yet on the new date, but we hope all our friends in Florida stay safe this week. Don’t forget to check out our other editorial toons!
We’ve come a long way since the first WordCamp in 2006 in San Francisco. In 2015, 89 WordCamps were held in 34 countries with over 21,000 attendees total. That’s just WordCamps alone. There were 2,000 other meetups around the world attended by 40,000 people. Over the past few years, WordPress has seen a rise in niche conferences. And, as WordPress grows to be more dynamic, they will likely continue to gain popularity. Here are five niche conferences to look out for in 2016. A Day Of REST The WordPress REST API has gained momentum over last year and will be fully merged […]
Have a news tip or upcoming WordPress event you’d like to share? Write us at [email protected]. News Highlights: LoopConf Videos: Couldn’t make it to last week’s LoopConf? Great news, all 21 hours of talks are freely available online! The Trojan Emoji: Speaking of LoopConf, Andrew Nacin gave a fun and in-depth talk titled “Anatomy of a Critical Security Bug” in which he discusses a vulnerability fix that was added under the “guise of Emoji support.” DOM-Based XSS Vulnerability: Sucuri recently published info on a DOM-based Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability that could affect any theme or plugin that uses an example.html file, including the Jetpack plugin and WordPress’s TwentyFifteen […]
Over the past month or so, there’s been lots of hype surrounding LoopConf, a niche-Wordpress conference specifically for developers. The conference aims to provide an opportunity for WordPress developers, regardless of their background, to come together to tackle more advanced engineering and development. There are going to be topics that are geared toward enterprise level engineers, but we’ll also have sessions that are great for intermediate or self-taught WordPress developers who are looking to take that next step in their careers, Ryan Sullivan, event organizer indicated in an interview. If you love to code, and love to code on the WordPress […]
One very useful thing I’ve come to understand about attending a WordCamp is the need to specialize, to find my niche. This is something that’s been emphasized time and time again at WordCamp sessions. Taking that excellent advice is a part of the reason that, when I go to a WordCamp, I attend very few talks, as very few of them apply to me. Of course, I’ve also learned that there is more to a WordCamp than just attending talks. The last WordCamp I went to, WordCamp DFW, I only went to one talk besides the keynote — an incredible speech by […]