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WordPress 3.5: Completely revamped media, and JavaScript trickery

WordPress 3.5 is just around the corner. It's going to be released on December 5th, and while anyone can check out the current beta (look out for beta 3 soon), we've got a special treat for you. Daryl Koopersmith, a WordPress Core Developer, is going to talk about WordPress 3.5's media manager and how he built it.

The killer feature in 3.5 is a a completely redone media experience. It's fast, it handles galleries intelligently, it looks beautiful, and it's a joy to use. As you can imagine, it bears almost no resemblance to the current media experience. Behind the scenes is a new JavaScript library in WordPress core, Backbone.js. Backbone is a JavaScript MVC framework that we're using to juggle the data and the state behind the redesigned media UI. Koop will walk through why we're using Backbone, what it does in 3.5, and how you can extend it to do your bidding.

If you want to see the future of WordPress media or learn about some serious JavaScript magic, you won't be disappointed.

Koop has been contributing to WordPress since version 3.0 and has been the lead developer on several of its recent user-facing features: menus, distraction-free writing, the theme customizer, and the media overhaul. Basically, if something makes WordPress cooler, there's a good chance he built it.

When Koop has a question about jQuery, he reads the minified version of its source. True story.

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  • Mark G.

    Just a follow-up on the message below. Is the presentation available somewhere?

    January 4, 2013

  • Ann B.

    Can we get the slides to your main presentation as well as those for the workshop as well? I thought they were very helpful and answered a lot of lingering questions I have about web app development in JS.

    November 19, 2012

  • Miller H.

    Best meetup been to ever. Been a web developer for 13 years, but this gave a crash course on a more modern approach to development. Inspired to learn a lot more now.

    November 17, 2012

  • Linda S.

    Excellent meetup!! The material was a little stretch but gave me a good idea where to put my attention in learning. Having the demo helps me to appreciate what went into the ux and code.

    November 16, 2012

  • &y

    The new media uploader looks dope. Thanks again for a great prezi and for the free pizza and beer. Long live WP!

    November 16, 2012

  • Tom H.

    Good intro. Great Energy. Nice folks

    November 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great. The concepts presented were fairly technical. Maybe provide some background reading links beforehand? Or make the workshop a little longer? Or, show the concepts in some practical application. I know time must be an issue, but I think it would've gone a long way for a lot of folks.

    November 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just jumped on Bart and hoping to make the workshop - Ill get off t 24th station automatic is two blocks away

    November 16, 2012

  • Kat L

    Bummed I have to work late and can't make it!

    November 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought I had signed up for this meet up, but I do not see myself listed - should I still come - I'm coming a long way (from Sacramento)

    November 16, 2012

    • Sam E.

      I just discovered I will not be able to make it- total bummer. So there's at least 1 spot that freed up.

      November 16, 2012

    • Cathy

      I just canceled mine.

      November 16, 2012

  • Johan L.

    Flew in from Stockholm. Love WP, finalizing a book on itegrated leadership: Lean, Internet services, Coaching and Cognition. Jacket and orange tee.

    November 16, 2012

  • Joseph

    Will this streamed or recorded?

    November 13, 2012

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