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Let's Build a Better WordPress @ WordCamp NYC 2018

September 16, 2018

Let's Build a Better WordPress @ WordCamp NYC 2018

Building a better WordPress is more than refactoring code. It’s a 10,000-foot view of what we can learn from the tech community at large, affecting everything from how we build our applications to laying the foundation for what comes next.

WordPress is more than just a CMS. For some, it’s the backbone of their business, it’s their real-estate, it’s their voice, and channel for communicating online.

What can we do to make that experience better?

Let’s explore what Gutenberg could mean for the future of service providers and freelancers. Let’s also explore what the future of SaaS.

I would like to share my research on what I what I believe to be the greatest opportunities for WordPress and the community that supports it.


September 16, 2018

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  1. Agenda What’s this talk about? What is WordPress Core? WordPress

    Alpine WordPress Developer Edition What can WordPress learn from DevOps? Measuring WordPress What can WordPress learn from SpaceX Technical Debt WordPress 5.0 aka Gutenberg
  2. https://codex.wordpress.org/Editing_Files Note: It is not recommended to change WordPress core

    files other than wp-config.php. If you must change anything else, take notes about your changes, and store a copy of these notes in a text file in your WordPress root directory.
  3. An API First WP allows us to focus on creating

    a lean version
 of WordPress that’s more secure and extendable.
  4. DevOps is a software engineering culture and practice that aims

    at unifying software development and software operation.
  5. It measured things like how often they deployed code, 

    how often those deploys failed,
 and the amount of time it took to recover.
  6. The Gist Slow and steady does not win the race.

    Data shows that high performers get it all.
  7. High performing teams are not always perfect but they do

    publish errors ⅓ less than any other team in this study.
  8. What data and tools to we have to measure

    development of WordPress Core?
  9. Based on history, a major release of WordPress happens every

    4 months or so. Suggest and vote on ideas for future releases at the WordPress Extend Ideas site.
  10. Statically, teams which a high amount of friction in the

    development environment has the lowest retention. According to DORA State of DevOps Report 2017
  11. The SpaceX model: “go get all the talent.” — Marc

    Andreessen, interview with Elad Gil
  12. How do we keep that? Is Gutenberg the the silver

    bullet or should
 we also be dong thing to attract the best talent?
  13. Gutenberg is going to be a game changer. Are we

    giving it the best possible chance to succeed?