Agenda for August Meeting
2:00pm Welcome and intro to group
2:05pm Site showcase
2:35pm: The RESTful future of WordPress
3:20pm: Q & A
3:30pm: Networking and troubleshooting
The RESTful future of WordPress
WordPress is great blogging software. We all know this. It owes its success to making things easy. WordPress allows all writers, developers, designers, content editors, and your average small businessman to easily create compelling websites.
In 2012 however, the front end of the development world began a revolution. WordPress is built on a stack known as LAMP and the world of front end development is evolving towards a stack known as MEAN. In order for WordPress to compete in this new world of MEAN development it must devise a strategy that will allow it to bridge the gap between both worlds. Enter the WordPress REST API.
Join me as I demystify terms like LAMP, MEAN, and REST then discuss how WordPress’ new REST API is key for it to survive the advent of Web 3.0, the semantic web.
Hasani Rogers (https://twitter.com/zerodivide85)
Front End Developer
My name is Hasani Rogers and I’ve been making websites for over a decade now. I first began in 2001 as a hobbyist. I made a simple Homestead site and was impressed with myself. Soon I learned using tools like Homestead wouldn’t give me the power to execute my visions. I began to teach myself code and my mind opened up to a whole other world.
Parking and Venue information
Grand Circus is located in the Broderick Tower (http://www.brodericktower.com/) (across from Grand Circus Park), and you enter from the Woodward-facing doors. Once inside, go to the end of the hall, and take the elevator to the fourth floor.
Parking is available at the Detroit Opera House parking garage, located on Broadway. Parking is $10 (unless there's a special event). There's also limited street parking on Woodward and surrounding blocks (free on Sunday).
The Detroit Opera House parking garage is a short walk up Broadway and around the corner from the Grand Circus space. Here's parking information from the Broderick Tower website (PDF) (http://grandcircus.co/GCParkingMap.pdf). Please arrive no later than 2:15pm.
The building is secure and there will be no one at the door to let people in after 2:15pm.