Anca-e1412149787554In this month’s series of what we are calling “WordPress Power Users Series” we have really have a great guest Anca Mosoiu. Anca is an experienced WordPress developer and consultant who also runs Tech Liminal, one of the largest technology training centers in the Bay Area.

We talk in detail about the WP REST API and how it will open up the WordPress developer community to a whole new world of mobile app development.

LearnTech Labs and Tech Liminal are teaming up to offer an introduction to building JavaScript applications using WordPress as a back-end. This 2-day workshop will introduce WordPress and the REST API to JavaScript developers, and provide an overview for how to connect to it using JavaScript.  We will build a simple application that uses WordPress as a back-end.

More About Anca Mosoiu

Anca Mosoiu’s vision for a world of accessible technology tools compelled her to create the Tech Liminal principles and workshop.

Anca has worked in the business applications industry for more than 15 years in roles ranging from analyst to software engineer, in environments varying from start-ups to established corporations, and at companies that include Razorfish, Sony, Juniper Networks, and Cisco systems. After graduating from MIT with a computer science degree, she returned to her hometown of Oakland at the right time to participate in the Silicon Valley high-tech boom.

“I believe we can do whatever needs to be done as individuals, society and a species, but sometimes people need a little help getting things done.” She noticed that this was often the case with the businesses too small to support a dedicated technology department, who called her in as an independent consultant to solve their ad hoc computer problems.

She also saw regular folk thwarted in their goals by lack of technology know-how. The desire to help these two groups was in no small part the inspiration behind Tech Liminal. She likes few things better than sitting down one-on-one, working with people to solve their problems, and seeing their faces light up when they suddenly understand.

Anca has great optimism for the future. “To me the information age is like being at the beginning of the industrial age” so much opportunity. But opportunity is restricted to those who have knowledge and resources. By putting the pieces together explaining Twitter, for example ”you start leveling the playing field.”

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