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WordPress 4.0 preview with Helen Hou-Sandi

The next version of WordPress, version 4.0, is due for release in the next few weeks. At our next meetup, Helen Hou-Sandi, core-committer and release lead for this version, will preview 4.0, and discuss what it’s like to lead a software release that will power 20% of the internet.

As release lead, Helen is responsible for determining all important parameters for a release, like schedule, deadlines, which feature plugins are merged, and more generally, scope and goals.


Aram Zucker-Scharff will be walking through PressForward, a Sloan Foundation-funded open-source WordPress plugin designed to help WP users aggregate content across the internet. The plugin collects and archives content from across the web, allowing users to subscribe to RSS feeds, view lists of articles, read them in full, and then discuss and nominate items as a group. 


The experts from will be available throughout the evening to help you with your WordPress issues and answer your questions.


We will raffle off $1 for each user that RSVP's. This money will be split between:

• One WPNYC member.

• A WordPress developer that has donated a free theme or plugin to the community (chosen by the member winner) 

Check out our past winners >


Helen Hou-Sandi is the Director of Platform Experience at 10up, where she is sponsored to work on WordPress full-time. She is a core committer and the release lead for WordPress 4.0. Helen proudly lives in Jersey City, is a Virginian at heart, and a New Yorker by blood.

Aram Zucker-Scharff is a freelance web developer, journalist, and new media consultant. He also works as lead developer for PressForward, the content strategist for CFO Magazine, and CTO of OnAir Networks, a WordPress-focused knowledge management startup. In 2007 he needed a website to run election coverage on. Aram chose WordPress and hacked up an image map of election precincts that could be updated with live results using WP. He's been developing for WordPress ever since, but has happily never used an HTML <map> tag again. 

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  • Joly M.


    PressForward -

    WordPress 4.0 -

    1 · August 21, 2014

  • Gabriela L.

    Both presentations were great - very informative.

    August 20, 2014

  • Sherif

    Steve, thanks for organizing a very interesting meetup. Rindy thanks for the help desk assistance. I look forward to seeing you guys next month!

    All the best

    August 20, 2014

  • Hal

    I am the webmaster for a 501(c)3 group that puts on an annual parade and dance festival as well as many community activities throughout the year. May 16, 2015 will be our 9th Annual Parade. I am looking for volunteer help with our site. It uses the Catalyst Framework and extensive php code. I can be contacted at [masked] for more information. Both experienced php and wp users as well as those willing to learn are welcome to joint our team.

    August 14, 2014

  • Joly M.

    Sorry no live webcast tonight get I forgot my laptop power cord:-( I I'll expedite the video.

    August 19, 2014

  • Juan P.

    Hi, the RSVPs is closed... Can I come in and pay cash.

    August 19, 2014

  • Gabriela L.

    Currently looking for a project management position. I have a strong management and development background. I'll be at the meetup tonight. If you're hiring, let's talk!

    August 19, 2014

  • shaheen

    I want to bring a friend - how do I register 2 people on this website?

    August 19, 2014

    • Steve B.

      You will have to RSVP twice.

      August 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am so sorry :( I can not come to this meetup because of my project overload. I changed my RSVP to No.

    August 18, 2014

  • Dolores Q.

    So excited, I was waiting for the first meetup after the wordcamp.

    1 · August 11, 2014

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