November 2015 Meeting

This will be our last meeting of the year, the meeting for December has been canceled. The November meeting will be one week earlier than usual, on Thursday, November 19 from 7-9pm.

We will be meeting at the Minneapolis Community & Technical College again. The address for MCTC is 1501 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, we will be meeting in the same room in the T building, in room T4550. Take the stairs at end of the skyway across from the parking ramp to the fourth floor. The meetup will be through the doors on your left.

Dan Beil will be talking about his experiences working in-house and remotely as a freelancer and an employee. Nick Pelton will be showing us how to use the WordPress JSON API with JavaScript.

A Bike, A Bus, An Automobile: Three way to get to the same place

There are many ways to get to a destination. Similarly, there are many ways to get to your goal professionally as a developer. But being a developer is hard work, and starting your career as a developer on your own can be even harder. With experience as a freelancer, a brick-and-mortar in-house developer and a remote full time developer working on enterprise level WordPress sites, I will outline the pros and cons of each option you may be considering for your next professional move. Hear from my mistakes, successes and utter failures over the past six years, and learn which path might be right for you.

Practical examples of the WordPress JSON API using JavaScript

The WP JSON API is almost here. In this presentation we’ll cover using JavaScript to access and display posts, completing some practical examples for real world use cases.