DonateWC Reaches Fundraising Goal

DonateWC, an initiative focused on providing less fortunate people an opportunity to attend large WordCamps has reached its fundraising goal of 1,000€. Ines van Essen expressed gratitude and appreciation for the donations. “The responses and feedback that have come in during the past week have been overwhelming,” She said. “I can’t believe we can already move to legalizing things and …

WPWeekly Episode 275 – The JavaScript Framework Rabbit Hole

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I celebrate WordPress’ 14th birthday. We discuss the removal of HHVM from WordPress’ testing infrastructure and how it was likely the reason PHP 7 gained so many performance improvements. For a majority of the show, Jacoby and I spoke in-depth on which JavaScript framework WordPress core should choose. We discuss what’s at stake, …

The Challenges of Organizing a WordCamp From Abroad

Earlier this year, a WordCamp incubator program was created to help three cities establish their first WordCamp. After receiving 182 applications, the three cities selected for the program were: Denpasar, Indonesia Harare, Zimbabwe Medellín, Colombia WordCamp Medellín is scheduled for November 5th and is the first of the three incubator events to take place. Andrea Middleton, Community Organizer for the WordPress open source project, …