Developer: WordPress Loves Backbone JS

WordPress 3.5 is the first version of WordPress to include Backbone.js - a powerful and popular Javascript framework for taming your Javascript. With Backbone.js, your data can be encapsulated into models and collections that are then exposed to the DOM through views - views which automatically update as your data changes - with out-of-the-box integration to RESTful APIs and more.

We're excited to have Allen Snook and Beau Lebens, from Automattic's Team Social, tell us about some of their recent work with Backbone. They'll also walk us through an example plugin that you can use as a springboard for developing your own Backbone.js savvy extensions to WordPress.

Note: Due to limited space, we're capping signups to 70. If you RSVP and realize later you can't make the meetup, please change your status so someone else can attend.

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  • Daniel P.

    If you'd like to present your favorite plugin at the Monday group of WordPress Users on June 24th, we have some spots open. You get 10 minutes to present and show slides. Contact me at [masked]

    June 20, 2013

  • Allen S.

    Thanks everyone! It was great to give the talk and meet so many enthusiastic WordPress and new-to-WordPress developers!

    1 · June 13, 2013

  • Steven S.

    Great overview of Backbone.js! Thanks Allen!

    June 11, 2013

  • Robert L.

    Great information, well presented, well attended!

    June 11, 2013

  • Peter D.

    Learned a ton! Good crowd and speaker. Excellent beers.

    June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good evening and thank you all.
    I met new friends and learned new things.

    June 11, 2013

  • Daniel B.

    Informative and approachable. Allen is a solid speaker through and through.

    June 10, 2013

  • Dan W.

    great. i enjoyed the intro to backbone and the structure backbone can give on the client side. Allen's talk was informative and the Q&As were very helpful. can't wait for the next

    June 10, 2013

  • Daniel B.

    Allen has posted his slides in advance: http://www.slideshare.net/AllenSnook/wordpress-bbportland

    Zack also mentioned Percona is offering a free MySQL training next Monday: http://www.percona.com/news-and-events/percona-mysql-university/portland-oregon-2013

    June 10, 2013

  • Weston R.

    Decided against going, even though I was planning on it and really looking forward to it. Just got back from Seattle from attending WordCamp, and my family is exhausted. I really hope the talk is recorded!

    June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Giving up my spot :)

    June 10, 2013

  • Fitz R.

    I am really bummed to have caught a cold! This is going to be a good one.

    June 10, 2013

  • Michael S.

    Thanks for the query, Zack. I have missed too many good presentations lately, but hopefully my life and schedule will become more predictable soon. Best to give my chair and beer to someone else.

    June 10, 2013

  • Douglas R.

    Sadly I am not feeling well so I am out of this one.

    June 10, 2013

  • Matthew T.

    AARGH.. can't make it! Let's open up my spot for somebody that can. :)

    June 10, 2013

  • Justin S.

    Had a meeting come up that I had to be at instead. Bummed!

    June 10, 2013

    • Zack T.

      Big bummer! Thanks for freeing up a spot though! Wait listed folks will be happy with you.

      June 10, 2013

  • Mike B.

    Maybe too deep technically for my level of knowledge, but I'm game to sit and listen.

    May 26, 2013

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