The “A Day of REST” conference, an event devoted to the WordPress REST API, is expanding to the US. The first edition, held in London in January, was a success, with the majority of participants indicating they would attend again. Last month, Human Made announced that the organization team is planning an expanded “Week of REST” developer bootcamp to be held in London later in 2016.
Today the team announced its third planned event for this year – A Day of REST in Boston, MA, on October 28. Human Made will be hosting the event in partnership with Post Status and the team at Bocoup. This edition of the conference will include workshops on the 27th and the 29th to educate attendees on how to use some of the most popular frontend technologies for building applications with the WP REST API.
Human Made representative Petya Raykovska said that Bocoup being located in Boston was one of the main reasons for hosting the event there, since they wanted to partner together for the workshops. Prospective attendees were also eager for a US-based event where they could go in-depth with the WP REST API.
“We never planned to do the event only in Europe,” Raykovska said. “We had a lot of people asking for live streaming or if we’re planning to organize an event in the US while we were planning A Day of REST London. It was always the plan to pilot the idea in the UK and then bring it to the US and other places.”
Organizers are planning for 300+ attendees in Boston. In addition to a lineup of speakers that includes WP REST API team members and experts, the event will put out a call for papers to give developers who are using the API an opportunity to share their work and tips.
If you want to attend one of the frontend workshops, make sure to fill out the event’s survey to indicate the topics you’re interested in. Tickets will go on sale in the next few weeks.