August Big Media WordPress Meetup

This is a past event

75 people went

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The "Big Media" WordPress Meetup focuses on issues concerning the operation, development, and scaling of large, high-traffic WordPress websites. Topics tend to be technical, but not exclusively—all are welcome, including folks from editorial and business teams.

Doors open at 6:00pm, talks begin at 6:30pm. Please check in at the security desk at the NE corner.

The following presenters will be giving 10 minute "flash" talks, followed by 5-10 minutes of questions:

Andrew Nacin (Lead Developer, WordPress) – How WordPress Evolves Without Breaking Everything
Austin Smith (Co-Founder, Alley Interactive) – Elastic Search on in Action Jaymin Patel (Manager of Technology, NYTimes Blogs) – What's Next for the NYT Blogs Josh Kadis (Web Applications Technologist, Quartz) – Building, a web app powered by WordPress After the talks, we'll take 30 minutes to break out into the following discussion groups. If you have questions about a particular topic, sit down with the group and the group leaders will help moderate discussion.

Editorial Strategy and Workflows – Chris Scott (Voce Communications), Jeremy Zilar (NYTimes), Steph Yiu ( VIP) Front End Development Tools – Scott Taylor (NYTimes), Josh Kadis (Quartz) Content Migration – Jaymin Patel (NYTimes), Austin Smith (Alley Interactive) Performance and Caching – Andrew Nacin (, Paul Gibbs ( VIP), Nick Daugherty ( VIP) Afterwards, we'll be heading to a nearby bar for drinks.
If you are interested in presenting at future Big Media meetups, please email Steph Yiu ([masked]).