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WordPress Bournemouth September Meetup

  • Sep 29, 2016 · 6:30 PM
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This month we move to a new venue and welcome our first speaker! Hopefully this new format will prove more informative and provide a better environment for the Meetup. 

Pattern Libraries & WordPress - Chasing the Holy Grail

When working with WordPress, it’s common for frontend code to live within your theme; often mixing presentation with logic. Pattern Libraries help with this separation and allow you to build a backend-agnostic design system. In practice keeping the two in sync is fiddly & time consuming that makes future iteration difficult. As soon as they fall out of sync, the cons start to outweigh the pros.

This talk will show you how to maintain a clear separation between your front-end & WordPress code, without any of the integration headaches. It will also cover pattern library best practices, how to integrate a pattern library with WordPress and how embracing both can be empowering.

Presented by Adam Tomat - Senior full-stack dev at Rareloop - Advocate for progressive enhancement, accessibility and collaboration. Chasing the Holy Grail

The event starts at 6.30pm and the talk will start at 7pm.


WordPress Bournemouth is an informal and friendly meet up for WordPress newbies, enthusiasts and professionals. An opportunity to share and learn with WordPressers from in and around the Bournemouth area.

This event is open to all. From people who are wanting to learn more about the world's most popular content management system, to people who make their living with WordPress.

Follow #wpbournemouth and @WPBournemouth on Twitter for all the latest.  Have a talk you'd like to present?  We'd love to hear from you.

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  • Anton V.

    Thanks everyone, was good meeting like-minded nerds. I now know enough about pattern libraries to say that I'm probably not clever enough to use them. See you guys at the next one!

    1 · September 30

    • Iain P.

      Good to meet you, Anton. Thanks for the topic talk ideas and feedback :)

      September 30

  • George L.

    Photos look good! Bummed I didn't make it. Next time...

    1 · September 30

  • Rich S.

    Best one yet! Adam's Pattern Library talk was great. A+

    2 · September 30

  • Adam C.

    :( I'm unsure of whether i'm going to be able to make it or not at the moment, if don't hope it all goes well at the new venue, hopefully i'll be there though :)

    September 29

    • Iain P.

      No worries, Adam - hope you are all good :)

      September 30

  • Andrew P.

    Interesting subject leaving me with plenty to think about and some more research to undertake to see which systems will best serve my situation.

    September 29

    • Iain P.

      Great to see you - thanks for coming along!

      September 30

  • Pete N.

    Apologies for the no-show, I fully intend to become a regular in future but work commitments and the fact that I'd already seen the fine talk from Mr Tommat - Pete N

    September 30

    • Iain P.

      No problem, Pete - thought that. See you next time!

      September 30

  • Iain P.

    Thanks all for coming and thanks Adam for a great talk!

    September 29

  • Ben L

    Just found this meetup yesterday - sounds good. I'll have to dash off at 7:30pm though, no offence Adam if you're still speaking!

    2 · September 29

    • Adam T.

      No worries :) the talk is definitely longer than half an hour 😌 lol

      September 29

  • John Le P.

    I'll be there. I'm on the tentative recruitment path for folk who want the odd bit of development front and back end using predominantly Divi theme where my skills lack.

    1 · September 29

    • Iain P.

      Be good to see you, John!

      September 29

  • Jaro

    I can't make it tomorrow :( next month!

    September 28

    • Iain P.

      See you at the next one :)

      September 29

  • George L.

    I'll be there, and probably well out of my depth, but it'll be good to meet some fellow WordPress users, designers etc.

    1 · September 24

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