I missed the Second Annual WordCamp held in Philly from Dec. 2-4, 2016. Fortunately, like all other WordCamps, many of the sessions have been made available on WordPress.tv.
According to the conference website, there were a total of 52 speakers in total, including WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word. I found the video of that presentation online as well as his slide deck:
A few items of interest:
- WordPress 4.7 will fully incorporate the REST API.
- WordPress is more accessible than ever, due to the use of Website Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) when developing updates to the software.
- He urged websites to move towards PHP 7 and HTTPS. As of now, only 4% of sites use PHP 7 and 11% use HTTPS. This will increase site performance and security, respectively.
If you’d prefer to see a full written recap of his speech rather than watching the video or reading the slide deck, WPEngine did a great post on its blog with all of the highlights.