Speaker Interview: Ty Fujimura

In the run up to WordCamp Lancaster, we will be featuring some of our speakers here on the website.

  • Ty Fujimura

    How and when did you get started with WordPress?

    WordPress was my first baby step towards building complete websites after learning cursory HTML and CSS, back in 2008 or 2009. I remember thinking “surely people don’t just copy their header and footer to every page, right?” WordPress blew my mind!

    If you’ve attended WordCamp Lancaster before, what’s your fondest memory of it? If not, what do you like most about WordCamps?

    I have never had the pleasure of attending one but look forward to meeting folks who are using WordPress in new and interesting ways that we can use at Cantilever

    What do you hope attendees will take away from your talk?

    The REST API is nothing short of revolutionary for the role of WordPress in the broader internet. I hope people will be inspired to embrace the API project and take full advantage of it for their own projects. I also hope some people will be inspired to create outside platforms that leverage what will be a massive install-base of API-enabled WP sites. The first wave of platforms of this nature is just hitting the market, and it’s truly impressive to see what people can do.

    What are you currently learning?

    At Cantilever our big focus right now is deployment and testing. We have never implemented a unified, effective methodology for reliable deployment of WP sites nor have we implemented a strong automated testing layer. We are leaving no stone unturned and look forward to publishing our eventual methodology with the community when we feel satisfied.

    Do you know what a stroopie is? No googling.

    No clue, but it sounds painful.

    What did you do during the blizzard?

    I shoveled the snow into a big pile. My kids claimed the pile as “snowball mountain,” so we all had fun.

    Where can we find you online?

    Cantilever is at http://cantilever.co and you can follow us @cantileverco!

Ty Fujimura‘s session is titled Let’s Learn About the WordPress REST API. View the full schedule.

WordCamp Lancaster will be held on March 5th with Contributor Day on March 6th. Get your ticket today.