Last week, I had the pleasure of talking with John Locke and Jonathan Denwood on WP-Tonic to talk about a variety of things regarding the WordPress economy, self-employment, development strategies, observations around the software, along with a variety of other topics.
Before covering what it is that we covered, I do recommend checking out their library of podcasts.
They’ve talked to people who I think are worth a follow and who are far smarter, accomplished, and have unique insight on a variety of topics in the WordPress space.
WordCamp Atlanta 2017 is this weekend, and if you’re attending, then I hope to see you there. I’ll be speaking about Namespaces and Autoloading in WordPress.
For those who are coming, I’ll be speaking on Saturday at 10 am.
Last year, I had the opportunity to attend WordCamp San Diego, WordCamp Atlanta, WordCamp US, and several local meetup groups and enjoyed my time at all of them. This year, I’m trying to spend less time attending conferences and speaking for a number of reasons (all of which really have to do with wanting to focus on work-related stuff).
Since I live just outside the city, though, I’ll be at WordCamp Atlanta 2017. Further, I’m looking forward to speaking on the developer track.
I’ve been interested in using WordPress as a web application foundation for some time now (to the point where I’m almost annoying myself when talking about it).
But with features like the REST API being made available – via plugin or inclusion in core – and with WordPress continuing to grow market share, I think that it’s viability as such continues to make sense.
Maybe it makes more sense now than it did years ago.
Regardless, I had the opportunity to talk with Cloudways earlier this year in a relatively in-depth interview and the topic of WordPress as a web application foundation was part of the interview.
Since it’s something I’ve been talking about, I thought why not include some of that content here?
Now and then, I’m asked how I get things done or what are the preferred methods I use.
It’s not as if I’m some authority on the subject – I’m not (and even those who tend to miss a few things, in my opinion). Admittedly, I like to talk about this kind of stuff, but that’s just it:
It’s about being able to manage responsibilities effectively.
Frankly, I think that a lot of the prescriptive strategies aren’t tailored for specific personalities. But that’s for another post.
But this whole “responsibility management” and ideas for how to get things done is not something that’ relegated to one person. There are people who I’ve met in and out of this industry who I try to talk with on a regular basis about the same type of things.
I want to be able to learn from them so I can shortcut making the same mistakes in my life and career.