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Lorelle Interviews WordPress Rock Star Andrew Nacin at WordCamp Developers

wordcamp-developersThe secret is now out. I’m putting on the gloves and taking on Andrew Nacin at WordCamp Developers in Vancouver, BC, on May 5, 2011.

As described in the announcement on the WordCamp Developers site, I’m going to put Andrew Nacin, the new rock star of core WordPress development through a ringer to let the world know who he is, what he is doing, and where he came from. Within a little over a year, Andrew came from obscurity to world fame helping to lead the WordPress core development community through the most recent versions of WordPress, including WordPress 3.1 and its subsequent security releases.

Tickets are almost gone and they have been discounted in the past week due to some fantastically generous new sponsors. Tickets must be purchased by Sunday night at midnight, so get your tickets right now to be at one of the most exciting, first ever, totally WordPress development specific and oriented WordCamps, WordCamp Developers.

You’ve been asking for it for years, a conference on WordPress totally dedicated to the technical aspect. Andrew Nacin will help set the tone for this must-attend WordCamp to help you really understand what is going on behind the powerful publishing platform we adore, .

I and Dave Moyer of and will also be there leading the participants in the WordPress Codex update project, so come join us online or in person to help give back to WordPress.

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  1. Posted April 29, 2011 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    Hi Lorelle
    Hope all goes well and make sure that you really “… put Andrew Nacin, the new rock star of core WordPress development through a ringer” LOL

  2. Kyle
    Posted April 30, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    Ask him when WP is gonna ditch its frail core and move to a MVC architecture so developing a site that’s more complicated than a blog isn’t like pulling teeth.

    The various interfaces are pretty much well and done; it’s time to make the back end not suck. Enough with the 1500 global functions and variables with no consistency in naming or parameter convention. Enough with the hundreds of undocumented hooks and the notion that having to hook into things to do anything is a good idea. Enough with the hacked implementation of custom post types and all the “core” global functions that still don’t support them.

    • Aaron D. Campbell
      Posted April 30, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

      And by “patches welcome” he means for the core of WordPress AND for the thousands of plugins that would stop functioning when we start renaming/moving/removing functions. Backwards compatibility is a pain, but it’s part of why WordPress is doing so well.

    • Aaron D. Campbell
      Posted May 3, 2011 at 10:35 am | Permalink

      Just so I don’t sound crazy: There used to be a reply to this comment that said something along the line of “Patches are always welcome”, which I was expanding on. 🙂

      • Posted May 4, 2011 at 11:30 am | Permalink

        I’ve been traveling, so I don’t know which but I’ll check. Thanks!

  3. Posted May 1, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    Who is he outsourcing all that work he claims credit for to, because I know he can’t really be doing it all himself! (j/king)

    Seriously the thing I most want to know is when the media manger is going to be completely overhauled?

    The media manager is the biggest piece of core that hurts WordPress as a CMS. Media needs to have an organizational system more sophisticated than the file name + date uploaded… date uploaded organization is tolerable for a blogging platform but we all know WP is much more than that. We need folders, categories, tags, taxonomies, etc… Media needs metadata organization.

    Note, CPTs was a huge step in that direction but it needs a proper UI built into core, perhaps something like Easy Custom Content Types. I’m operating on this developing as a given though whereas I really wonder if and when Media is getting overhauled.

    I’m looking forward to meeting you both in Van!

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