Past Meetup

WordPress London Meetup - July 2018

This Meetup is past

58 people went

Yoti, Foundation House

130 Fenchurch Street, EC3M 5DJ · London

How to find us

Nearest Underground stations are: Monument ~ 5 minute walk, Aldgate ~ 6 minute walk, Bank ~ 8 minute walk, Tower Hill ~ 8 minute walk

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Details

This months #WPLDN will feature an Open Q&A session during which you'll be able to bring your WordPress related questions for the team to work through. We'll also be hearing about how to improve our development workflow with a starter theme.

## Supercharging WordPress Development in 2018

Towards the end of 2015, Rareloop launched their WordPress starter theme Lumberjack, which built on open source tools such as Bedrock and Timber. We wanted to move Lumberjack forward inline with everything we have learnt over the years of using it - which meant completely re-writing it from the ground up. The new Lumberjack is now stable and ready for use!

This talk is aimed at anyone involved in working with WordPress, regardless of how technical you are. The beauty of Lumberjack is that you can use as much or as little as you like, so whether you’re new to web development or a seasoned software engineer there will be something here for you.

Presented by Adam Tomat. Adam is the lead developer at Rareloop - The Digital Product Studio. Advocate for progressive enhancement, accessibility, collaboration, open-source and making code easy to change.

I'm Full-Stack and have used WordPress for several years, and always been frustrated at how difficult some WP sites are to change. So we've spent a lot of time bringing Laravel-esk features to WP. Follow him @adamtomat (https://twitter.com/adamtomat).

# Open Q&A Session

This is an opportunity for you to bring those unanswered questions you may have about WordPress, whether that's the business of WordPress, the development side, maybe you want to know more about contributing or need to get to the bottom of how to get yourself setup? We'll cover a wide variety of topics.

Running Order (STC):

18:30 - Arrive for networking and refreshments
19:00 - Opening remarks
19:20 - Speaker - Adam Tomat
19:55 - Break
20:10 - Open Q&A Session
20:45 - Closing remarks
21:00 - Social

Follow #wpldn (https://twitter.com/wpldn) on Twitter for all the latest and join the Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/wpldn/) to take the conversation further. Have a talk you'd like to present? We'd love to hear from you.

The WordPress London meetup is supported by a team of volunteers: Dan (https://blue37.com/), Gary (https://gamajo.com/), Diane (http://sitebydiane.co.uk/) & Paul (http://www.paul-smart.co.uk/).