The RESTful future of WordPress

Agenda for August Meeting

2:00pm Welcome and intro to group 
2:05pm Site showcase
2:35pm: The RESTful future of WordPress 
3:20pm: Q & A 
3:30pm: Networking and troubleshooting


The RESTful future of WordPress

WordPress is great blogging software. We all know this. It owes its success to making things easy. WordPress allows all writers, developers, designers, content editors, and your average small businessman to easily create compelling websites. 

In 2012 however, the front end of the development world began a revolution. WordPress is built on a stack known as LAMP and the world of front end development is evolving towards a stack known as MEAN. In order for WordPress to compete in this new world of MEAN development it must devise a strategy that will allow it to bridge the gap between both worlds. Enter the WordPress REST API. 

Join me as I demystify terms like LAMP, MEAN, and REST then discuss how WordPress’ new REST API is key for it to survive the advent of Web 3.0, the semantic web.


Hasani Rogers
Front End Developer

My name is Hasani Rogers and I’ve been making websites for over a decade now. I first began in 2001 as a hobbyist. I made a simple Homestead site and was impressed with myself. Soon I learned using tools like Homestead wouldn’t give me the power to execute my visions. I began to teach myself code and my mind opened up to a whole other world. 

I specialize in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript but I love to learn and innovate. Later in my career I began to realize the importance of solid content with a focus on simplicity on the web. I love WordPress because I believe it enables people to focus on this principle.


Parking and Venue information

Grand Circus is located in the Broderick Tower (across from Grand Circus Park), and you enter from the Woodward-facing doors. Once inside, go to the end of the hall, and take the elevator to the fourth floor.

Parking is available at the Detroit Opera House parking garage, located on Broadway. Parking is $10 (unless there's a special event). There's also limited street parking on Woodward and surrounding blocks (free on Sunday).

The Detroit Opera House parking garage is a short walk up Broadway and around the corner from the Grand Circus space. Here's parking information from the Broderick Tower website (PDF). Please arrive no later than 2:15pm.

The building is secure and there will be no one at the door to let people in after 2:15pm.

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  • Cam C.

    Hasani shared some great points on REST and its future with WordPress.

    August 17

  • TJ L.

    This looks like a really good session! Unfortunately, it's the day after my wedding, so I won't be there.

    Have a great time!

    4 · July 14, 2014

    • Tim Y.

      Congratulations, TJ!

      August 10

    • Steve G.

      Looks like you have your priorities -- in the right order, that is! Congratulations!

      August 11

  • kristi s.

    Great presentation! thanks!

    2 · August 11

  • Howard D.

    This is a good group open to all skill levels and willing to share knowledge.

    1 · August 10

  • Howard D.

    This is a good group open to all skill levels and willing to share knowledge.

    2 · August 10

  • Tim Y.

    The Meetup session on SEO we discussed is here... http://www.meetup.com/Social-Media-Club-Detroit/events/195684962/

    1 · August 10

  • Eric M.

    Woodward is closed in certain places. M10 is closed. Seek alternate route.

    August 10

    • Deborah E.

      Oops. It's I-94 that's closed at M10. Sorry about that.

      August 10

  • JP B.

    Hi, all. A bit of an emergency has occurred in my neck of the woods, and I cannot make it out to Detroit today. :( Here's to next time.

    August 10

    • Eric M.

      Hope everything is alright. See you next time.

      August 10

    • Deborah E.

      Sorry to hear it. Hope you're able to get everything taken care of. See you in September.

      August 10

  • Blake A.

    I have been trying to learn Wordpress for a couple months now but am still very new to the software. I was hoping to attend this Meetup tomorrow and expand my insight on the software. Is this a good meetup for amateur Wordpress developers?

    August 9

    • Eric M.

      It's probably a bit advanced, but it'll give a good overview of things if you are going to be a developer. If you want to attend come on down, you can make your payment at the door.

      August 10

  • Mary

    Sorry, going to have to miss this:(

    August 9

    • Eric M.

      No problem, see you next time.

      August 10

  • Steve G.

    Sounds interesting but I have a time conflict. See you next month.

    1 · August 9

    • Deborah E.

      We'll miss you Steve. See you in September!

      August 9

    • Eric M.

      See you next month.

      August 9

  • mrstechsalespro

    Can I pay when I arrive? I'm not sure if I can make it, but I'm going to try!

    July 30, 2014

    • Eric M.

      We would like you to RSVP if you can make it, reservation will be open until the day before. You can pay cash at the door when you get there, if you'd like.

      2 · July 31, 2014

  • Jim L.

    I too would love to attend, but I'll be out of the country.

    July 23, 2014

  • Nicole A.

    I'd love to attend, however I'll be out of town that weekend. :( to miss this.

    1 · July 15, 2014

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