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November WordPress Meetup: 4.1 Edition

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This meetup will coincide with PHP World, which means we were able to book some out-of-town WordPress community members to speak for us.

Konstantin Obenland

Konstantin is a WordPress developer, and WordPress Core contributor based in Southern California. After contributing to Twenty Twelve, he was the backup lead and main developer for Twenty Thirteen and Twenty Fourteen, the most recent default themes. At Automattic he’s is part of a team that contributes back to WordPress full time. He enjoys craft beers and good food — sometimes so much that he blogs about it.

Talk description:

By the time of this presentation, WordPress 4.1 will be in beta. This session will look at the new features and general improvements slated for that release, including the new default theme for 2015. We’ll close with a preview to what the future holds, including the REST API which is currently being built in the plugin-first approach that WordPress adopted in version 3.8 to build new features.

Eric Mann

Eric is a seasoned web developer with experience in languages from JavaScript to Ruby to C#. He has been building websites of all shapes and sizes for the better part of a decade and continues to experiment with new technologies and techniques. Eric is a Senior Web Engineer at 10up ( ( where he focuses on developing high-end web solutions powered by WordPress.

Talk description coming soon.

Erick Hitter

Team 51 lead at Automattic.

Talk description:

"From URL to Query, A Brief Introduction" - Ever wonder what process WordPress undertakes when someone visits your site? Or how it translates that nice permalink to the database query that ultimately delivers the content your visitors requested? Or what it takes to load the appropriate template from your site’s theme? I’ll highlight the major steps in WordPress’ loading process and shed some light on the various APIs used. You’ll leave with enough understanding to dig into WordPress Core for greater detail and a better comprehension of how its many APIs work together.


Like our last meetup at the Wonder Bread Factory back in August, food and drink will be sponsored by Perisphere Media (

And of course, thanks to WeWork ( for graciously donating the space once again.

641 S street NW · Washington, DC