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THE FUTURE OF WORDPRESS ( A N D YO U R R O L E I N I T ) @jeckman name • @twitter • #hashtag • www.url.com/slides
LO O K I N G B AC K WA R D • Julian West, prominent Bostonian, sleeps 113 yrs+, awakened in 2000 • Dr. Leete and his daughter explain 21st century to West • Nationalized production / capital - no inequality of wealth • Central distribution center (very Amazon like) with local sample stores (showrooming) • Telephonic access to music 24 hrs a day for every subscriber (Spotify/Pandora/Apple Music)
DYS TO P I A UTOPIA • Predict the future by exaggerating elements of the present • Reveal more about author’s present than future
HOW DO WE PREDICT THE FUTURE FOR WORDPRESS?
“The future has arrived – it’s just not evenly distributed yet” - WILLIAM GIBSON
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“Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.” –ANONYMOUS
WHO IS WORDPRESS FOR?
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P H I LO S O P H Y D R I V E N D E V E LO P M E N T
WordPress • Out of the Box • Design for the Majority • Decisions, not Options • Clean, Lean, and Mean Backdrop • Backwards compatibility is important • Write code for the majority • Include features for the majority • Striving for Simplicity • Ensure backdrop can be extended • Deadlines are not Arbitrary • Meet Low System Requirements • The Vocal Minority • Plan and Schedule Releases • Our Bill of Rights • Remain Free and Open Source
“The best way to predict the future is to create it” – A L A N K AY
W H AT K I N D O F W O R D P R E S S P L AT F O R M D O Y O U W A N T ?
W H AT K I N D O F W O R D P R E S S C O M M U N I T Y D O YO U WA N T ?
W H AT A R E Y O U D O I N G TO MAKE IT HAPPEN?
G E T T I N G I N V O LV E D • As a user / site owner • As a designer / UX / content person • As a developer • As an agency / business • As a community citizen
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PHOTO CREDITS 1. https://cup2013.wordpress.com/2010/12/23/touch-up/ 2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Looking_Backward#/ media/File:Looking_Backward.jpg, https:// upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0b/ Edward_Bellamy_-_photograph_c.1889.jpg 3. None 15. http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/thomashawk/ 4595386436/ 16. https://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/quinnanya/ 5403093622 17. http://blog.semilshah.com/2013/05/15/the-enterprisein-lay-terms/ 4. http://www.rowthree.com/2010/05/06/tcm-ﬁlm-festivalthe-complete-metropolis-1927/ 18. http://imgkid.com/building-framework.shtml 5. http://whysoblu.com/the-elysium-movie-review/, http:// timsﬁlmreviews.com/2013/04/11/elysium-trailer-1review/ 20. https://backdropcms.org/ 6. http://www.screenhead.com/details-of-blade-runner/ 7. None 8. None 9. http://time.com/3879428/children-at-a-puppet-showparis-1963/ 10. https://pantheon.io/blog/decoupled-architecturewordpress-and-drupal 11. https://make.wordpress.org/core/2015/05/27/ metadata-api-project-reborn-the-new-ﬁelds-apiproject/ 12. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Writing#/media/ File:Stipula_fountain_pen.jpg 13. None 14. None 19. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fork 21. None 22. https://backdropcms.org/philosophy and https:// wordpress.org/about/philosophy/ 23. None 24. None 25. None 26. None 27. None 28. https://imspmn.ﬁles.wordpress.com/2015/07/ tomorrowland-wolf-quote.png & http:// 1.bp.blogspot.com/-ccQRNivHZgo/ViV2mevqzhI/ AAAAAAABCho/sqqVZMnuOGY/s1600/ tomorrowland2.jpg 29. http://make.wordpress.org/ 30. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwL0HZSc2Sc