WordCamp Talk Proposals weekly slack chat notes 18/01/17

The last weekly slackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. chat took place Wednesday Jan 18 at 5pm UTC. The archive starts here.
Present: Mathieu VIet, Ian Dunn, Andrea Middleton.

This meeting focused on following up on comments from Ian on previous meeting notes :

  • Clarifying the login interface and what’s meant by “micro pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party
  • Code base: slimming things down
  • The need for applicants to be site users

The summary here is pretty brief:

  • The necessary login and redirects are already in place, so no need for the development of any additional plugins or addition of any code.
  • Users can be logged into WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. sites without being assigned roles. This will avoid any undesirable accumulation of sites in their toolbars. Applicant interaction is entirely front-end.
  • We have a new directive to get the codebase down to approx 10k lines. There is still a lot of code written specifically for the original WP Idea Stream plugin that isn’t necessary for our purposes here, so we will whittle away and cut any fat, focusing on the main goal of this plugin: the talk submission and selection process.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday January 25 at 5pm UTC. I’ll be away so Tom Nowell will facilitate, who now has access to post notes here to the community blog.

Cheers! <3


Here are some of the things Ian suggested we delete in order to streamline the code.

  • images and featured images
  • links
  • pretty links
  • network user settings
  • …and lots more

most of those things could probably be “decisions, not options”, which would remove a lot of code