A Day of REST is Coming to the States!!!
The Day of REST Conference kicked off last year in the UK with an incredible line-up of speakers, all using the API in production project and a few core contributors to the WP REST API.
In 2017 The Day of REST Conference is coming to the US for the first time and I encourage you all to attend! Here are 3 good reasons:
- This is THE Conference on the WP REST API (and JS for WP)
- This year they are adding 6 AMAZING Workshops
- I believe supporting A Day of REST supports WP API adoption
I Mean, Just Check Out These Workshops
In addition to the day of talks, they are adding two days of workshops (one day before and one day after).
The Workshops Include:
- Full Day – React w Wes Bos (Teacher crush!)
- Half Day – Webpack w K. Adam White (Webpack goes deep..)
- Half Day – WP API Authentication w Joe Hoyle (Worth the entire trip)
- Half Day – Backbone & WP API w Adam Silverstein (It’s already in Core!)
- Half Day – WooCommerce API w Brian Richards (The API is for Woo Too 🙂
The pricing for the conference and the workshops depends on what you want to attend, but I can guarantee that coming out here will up your JS and WP API game. You want to be in the cutting edge of WP Dev, right? This is the community and event to plug into. Keep reading to hear why I feel this so strongly.
Why We Should Support The Day of REST Conference
I have been honored to work a bit with the folks from Human Made who put on the Day of REST and Week of REST events. But Human Made is also a VIP WP Partner, they build production apps and sites with the REST API, and they contribute time to Core API development. I really doubt the WordPress REST API would be where it is today without their support. On top of that they’re amazing Human Beings.
Anyone who gets into running conferences knows you don’t do it for the money. I do not know all the inner workings of A Day of REST, but I do know that putting on a quality event like this takes a lot of human and financial resources. Again, this is on top of the amazing Core Development and professional implementations they already do as a company.
One of the easiest ways you can show your support for a wider adoption of the WP REST API is to drum up attention for and attend A Day of REST.
This is why I think it comes to us in the community who want to see more from the WP REST API to support these events. Even if you cannot fly to Boston in March, buy a ticket just to show your support for what A Day of REST and Human Made are doing to help further education around the WP REST API.
My hope is that if A Day of REST goes well, Human Made will continue to offer it and also bring A Week of REST to the States. And let me tell you what… that is gonna be one heck of a “You Want To Be Here” Event! (Check out my 2016 Week of REST Review)
So, please, talk to your employers and partners and see if you can make it to A Day of REST on March 9th (Workshops on 8 and 10th) in Boston. This is the one conference out there solely focused on the future of API Driven WordPress Development.
I hope to see you there!!!
Oh! And as an added bonus the conference site is running on React and the WP REST API 😉