Hello WordCamp US 2015!

We are excited to travel to Philadelphia this week for the first ever WordCamp US to connect with old friends, make new friends, and a learn a lot about the world’s most popular CMS. Pantheon will be representing at the Community Summit on Wednesday & Thursday, demoing our magical development and hosting platform in the expo hall on Friday & Saturday, and presenting a couple great sessions which include:

Real Talk About Website Performance: 5 Must-Haves For High Speed Sites (Friday 12/4 at 1:45pm): In this lightning talk, Pantheon co-founder Josh Koenig will be discussing what it takes to run awesome websites. Responsible for ensuring a speedy, slick WordPress site? Attend this session for specific, actionable answers.

Decoupled Development with WordPress JSON APIs (Saturday 12/5 at 9:00am): The very talented Mark Llobrera and myself will be explaining how WordPress can be used as an application platform by utilizing the WP API 2.0. More and more developers are discovering the benefits of “decoupled” development for websites and applications, where the frontend client (website, native mobile, desktop) is built as a separate system from the CMS itself. Come to this session to learn more!

In addition, there are lots of other really great sessions to check out in Philadelphia. In particular, we recommend checking out REST in Action: The Live Coverage Platform at the New York Times by Scott Taylor for more information on using REST services, Intent in Software DesignBuild a Theme with the REST API by Rachel Baker for practical tips on decoupled theming, and The Future Stack: Running WordPress with Tomorrow’s Technologies by Aaron Jorbin and Zack Tollman for information on using PHP 7 (and other tech) with Wordpress.

If you can make it to Philadelphia for the social event of the season, you can still register to attend the event or if you want to follow along at home you can purchase a live stream ticket to catch out what is happening onstage.

Can’t wait to see you all there!

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