For our March meetup we'll have Topher DeRosia speaking about BigCommerce.
BigCommerce has traditionally been an ecommerce SaaS, but with their new headless initiative they hired Modern Tribe and XWP to build a WordPress plugin as their first major tool using headless ecommerce.
The DC Meetup BigCommerce talk will be a plugin review and overview of the capabilities and services of BigCommerce. We'll look at how the API works, how data is stored, and how the plugin can be extended. We'll also look at the advantages of using a SaaS instead of 100% local work.
Topher has been a web developer since 1995, and a WordPress developer since 2010. He lives in Grand Rapids MI with his wife and two daughters. Topher currently works for BigCommerce as a WordPress Developer Evangelist.
As always, food and drink will be sponsored by U.Group (formerly known as CHIEF). See their website at https://u.group/
We rely on accurate RSVP counts to estimate how much food and drink to purchase for the event. If you realize you can't make it, please update your RSVP as soon as possible.
If possible, try to arrive at the meetup before 7 PM. The doors to the building lock after 7 PM but we will have a volunteer in the lobby to escort people up to U.Group's DuPont Circle office.