April 17, 2014 · 6:30 PM
This presentation will be one and a half hour lab style presentation and is targeted at developers. Coding skills are essential. You are encouraged to bring your laptop to follow along.
WordPress theming using Backbone.js is a new territory that opens up exciting possibilities for Single Page Applications in WordPress. As a contributing author to one of the first Backbone.js driven WordPress themes, Zack will guide you through how to get started with building these intriguing new themes. To begin, you will learn the basic organization of Backbone.js. Next, Zack you teach you how to apply a Backbone.js structure to WordPress themes in a standards compliant manner. Finally, he will address the inherent issues with Backbone.js WordPress themes including problematic pitfalls.
As part of the presentation, you will have the opportunity to build a starter WordPress theme using Backbone.js. If you would like to code along with the presentation, it is recommended that you have a working WordPress installation available on your computer during the meetup.
About Zack Tollman
Residing in Portland, Oregon, Zack longs for the cold, snowy days of his Alaskan youth. He enjoys strumming his guitar, playing hockey, and spending time with his wife and dog. Otherwise, you'll find him at his computer meticulously spinning lines of clean WordPress code working as a developer at The Theme Foundry.