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WordCamp Sydney 2016 Recap

Posted in WordPress on the 26th of September 2016 by @aaronrutley

I’ve been overseas recently, I arranged to be back in Australia in time for WordCamp Sydney & I’m really glad I made it back in time!

It was an awesome weekend, it was great to catch up with friends & great to meet a whole bunch of people from the WordPress community that I’ve only spoken to online.

I was stoked to see the schedule had a range of technical talks & I attended most of them!

Some of the highlight presentations for me included:

  • Contributing to WordPress Core
    Peter’s presentation was great, ideal for anyone that wants to start contributing to core. It was good to see a focus was on the simplest tools a developer could use to ensure it’s not too daunting for new contributors to get started.
  • Serverless Architecture for augmenting WordPress
    Japh blew me away with a case study on the photo service he’s been working on for some large scale WordPress sites. I know this would be ideal for some of the bigger sites I’ve worked on and I’d be keen to use a commercial version of this service!
  • Using WordPress as a headless CMS
    Bronson had a comprehensive overview of how we can use WordPress as a headless CMS. I’m excited to use this more in the future and can’t wait for the REST API Content Endpoints to land in WordPress core!
  • WordPress, Not just a blogging CMS
    Emir had a great case study on how he’s using WordPress to manage the generation of print collateral for large brands thanks to the very cool Gravity PDF. I really enjoy case studies to get an insight into how other developers solve problems.
  • Building Marketing Automation Funnels In WordPress
    Simon had some good tips for web developers on positioning themselves and some great advice on how to create an optimal marketing funnel using WordPress and related tools!

The organisers and volunteers did an amazing job (as usual), I’m really looking forward to the next WordCamp in Australia !

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