WordCamp London 2015

LogicSpot attended WordCamp London recently (March 21-22) and in true WordPress style the community was out in force. Since 2006 there have been 346 WordCamps held in 48 countries.

The talks cover everything WordPress – topics range from ethics to the deep inner workings of the WordPress core code. So it’s fair to say there is something for everyone.

There was a lot of talk about the new API that is due to come out sometime this year. In a nutshell this will allow for some fancy integrations and lightning quick applications. As WordPress steps out of the realm of a CMS and more into the category of an application framework this API will tip the scales toward the latter. It’s an exciting time to be developing with WordPress and we can’t wait to start using this new feature.

Another new thing that we can’t wait to start using is the HTML picture element – Bruce Lawson from Opera gave a very entertaining and enlightening talk on this. You can view the slides here. This new element means that displaying the right image at the right resolution on the right device is a sinch.

HTML picture element

All in all WordCamp London was great – thanks to the sponsors and organizers. I’m now stocked up with WordPress swag for another few months. If you would like to view some of the goings on, visit this link.