WP-Tonic Live: November 22nd, 2014

November 23, 2014

For November’s WP-Tonic Hangout we had a great panel of WordPress experts. Here’s a list of things that the panel discussed.

1.   WordCamp SF 2014 reflections.

2.   Language packs.

3.   WordPress JSON REST API.

4.   Should Automattic open its own commercial theme and plugin marketplace?

5.   What could be the key developments in WordPress in 2015?

6.   What could be the main threats to the growth of WordPress in 2015?

7.   How can web design and development for higher education be improved?

Additional Information About Our WordPress Panel

Morten Rand-Hendriksen: of Mor10.com

Is a staff author at lynda.com and the Director of Pink & Yellow Media Inc. – a digital media company based in Burnaby, BC.

Morten is also the co-creator of several startups, a co-organizer of the Vancouver WordPress Meetup Group and WordCamp Vancouver, and the creator of the 12×12 Vancouver Photo Marathon.

You can stalk him on Twitter @mor10 and like Pink & Yellow Media on Facebook.

Flynn O’Connor: WordCamp Vancouver 2014

Flynn has been a WordPress developer for the last 5 years. Interested in all things javascript, PHP and Elasticsearch he is always eager to share and learn with others. He has been involved in the Vancouver WordPress community for several years and has helped organize the last two WordCamps.

David Bisset : of David Bisset 

David been building unique WordPress themes and plugins since WordPress 1.5 (that’s 2005). He has been with BuddyPress since the beginning (version 0.1). and has been a full-time freelance developer for over a decade.

Adam Silver: of Kichensinkwp.com

Adam Silver owns & operates Silver Lining Productions based in Redondo Beach. He occupies his days as a social media manager, website developer & photographer. He also runs the South Bay WordPress Meetup and shares what he knows over at kitchensinkwp.com with a weekly podcast.

John Locke: of LockedownDesign.com

John Locke is a web consultant and WordPress developer based in Sacramento, CA. He empowers entrepreneurs and business owners to greater success by improving their websites and helping them with an effective web strategy.

David Laietta: of OrangeBlossomMedia.com

I started OBM in January of 2009 to finally put an official name for the freelance work that I’d been doing. I organize the Orlando WordPress Meetup, as well as WordCamp Orlando. Education is truly a passion of mine, as is crafting tools to allow for as simple an interaction between my clients and their websites as possible.

Brian Bourn: of BournCreative.com

As Bourn Creative’s fearless leader, Brian manages the business, team, and day-to-day operations.

From restoring classic cars, to remodeling homes, to imagining solutions for the web, Brian is a designer at heart who strives to create simple, seamless experiences on devices of all types and sizes.


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