See the presentations from previous Big Media & Enterprise WordPress Meetups. For Big Media & Enterprise WordPress Meetup groups in other cities, see the full list on VIP Events and join your local group.
Since Automattic is a distributed company and a lot of us work from home, we hold meetups to get face-to-face interaction. The whole company meets up once a year and individual teams get together more often. One component of those meetups is a “meetup project” that we all work on together.
The team I lead — “Team I/O*” — just finished a lovely week in Reykjavik, Iceland. Our team is responsible for partnerships and our APIs.
We decided to build a media manager purely in the browser. We picked a codename and Sulfur was born.
Update: Check out the live demo!
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Our company Automattic — which runs WordPress.com, Akismet, VaultPress, and many other services — is looking for a few stellar summer student interns, specifically to work with us on the WordPress.com VIP team.
WordPress.com VIP provides hosting and support for high-profile, high-traffic WordPress sites, including Time.com, FiveThirtyEight.com, qz.com, TechCrunch.com, Observer.com, GigaOM.com, etc.
We currently have two open (paid) intern positions. You’ll be working on a range of projects depending on your skills and passions, but here’s an overview:
Development Intern: This internship is all about making things. You’ll likely be working on WordPress plugins for large media companies, or working on core WordPress.com features and development.
Communications Intern: This internship is all about improving client communications. You’ll likely be writing case studies, interviews, launch posts and new feature posts for the VIP News site, in addition to helping organize our fall events.
Where will you be working you may ask? Anywhere! We are a distributed company and are happy if you work from wherever you are — as long as you have a good broadband connection. The internship runs 8-10 weeks between June 1st and August 1st, 2014, but we are flexible on the dates.
Interested? Write up a post on your WordPress blog and leave a comment on this post with a link to it telling us what you’ve done and what you’d like to work on — for example, a killer plugin or integration, a feature improvement, a case study, etc. It’s OK if you’d like to keep your post private; your comment and link will remain private to the VIP team as well.
Send in your internship application by May 1st, but the earlier, the better. If you have any questions, please leave a comment and we’ll get back to you!
We’re excited to announce that Chicago-based online music publication Consequence of Sound launched on WordPress.com VIP today.
“Consequence of Sound is now mobile responsive and will look just as great on your iPhone or Android phone as it does on the web,” site creator Alex Young wrote. “The homepage is easier to navigate, our content is better presented, and Festival Outlook has been completely revamped.”
The Consequence of Sound team is planning on rolling out new features in the coming weeks, including the ability to personalize the homepage.
“In other words, if you no longer want to see stories about Kanye West, you no longer have to see stories about Kanye West,” Young writes. “Your settings will also carry over to our mobile app, which will also soon get a fresh update.”
We’re excited to bring such a beautiful and dynamic site onto WordPress.com VIP. Congrats again to the team!
Shortly before the holiday break, Taylor Buley of Parade.com presented at the Big Media WordPress Meetup on how his team uses the theme customizer to make editorial changes on the fly.
Take a look at his slides or watch his entire presentation below. To see presentations from previous Big Media WordPress Meetups, click here.
The first WordPress.com VIP launch of 2014 goes to Re/code, a new venture by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher.
According to Re/code’s launch post:
We are thrilled to announce that we are forming our own new and independent media company, Revere Digital, with a pair of respected investors and partners — the NBCUniversal News Group and Terry Semel’s Windsor Media. Revere will be operating news sites and apps, as well as a series of conferences.
First up is Re/code, a new tech and media news, reviews and analysis site launching today, with the same talented team we’ve worked with for many years at the former All Things Digital site we ran for Dow Jones & Co beginning in 2007.
The site is also home to Revere Digital’s new conference series, The Code Conference.
We’re thrilled to celebrate the New Year by welcoming Recode.net to the WordPress.com VIP family. Congratulations!
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Our apologies, we are missing the first minute of the presentation due to technical difficulties.
To see the presentations from previous Big Media WordPress Meetups, click here.
We had a terrific lineup of speakers:
- Connor Jennings (The Washington Post): How The Washington Post Uses WordPress
- Helen Hou-Sandi (10up): Redefining Traditional Media Workflows in WordPress
- Mo Jangda (WordPress.com VIP): Code Review for Teams
- Taylor Buley (Parade): Parade.com and the WordPress Theme Customizer
Over the next few weeks we’ll be posting each of the talks. For the first installment, here are the slides and video from Connor Jenning’s presentation.
Apologies for the video quality, we’ll be sure to get a tripod next time.
To see the talks from the previous Big Media WordPress Meetups, click here.
We wanted to take a moment to celebrate teams in the WordPress.com VIP community who have recently been recognized in Editor & Publisher’s 18th Annual EPPY awards.