The WordPress core team met in person this month—something they usually do once yearly—in order to complete work on version 3.1, brainstorm on 3.2, and attack a few side projects as a team. The core team at the meetup this year consisted of Jane Wells, Mark Jaquith, Pete Mall, Andrew Nacin, Matt Mullenweg, Ryan Boren, take a breath, Mike Adams, John Ford, Dion Hulse, Lance Willett, Austin Matzko, J-trip and Daryl. Jane Wells updated the WordPress development blog with the meetup’s accomplishments this week:
Wednesday was the first real “summit” type day, as Tuesday’s work was very similar to what we do remotely, just with some talking out loud. On Wednesday the 3.1 angst continued, but we also discussed some possibilities for 3.2 (keeping the release small, focusing on easier/better updates, PHP5, etc) and the 2011 theme (build on what is awesome about 2010, possibly add a template or two to make it more attractive for CMS use, maybe rotating headers?), and there was a group Tracfest at night over pizza and beer.
Attention was also paid to the WordPress mobile app projects, in order to figure out how to bring the projects out into the community spotlight more. The plan is to empty tickets in trac awaiting review and clear the way for WordPress 3.1.
You can check out most of the (mostly fun) updates from the WordPress core team on Twitter using the #wptybee hashtag.
So let’s be dorks: how much would you enjoy being a fly on the wall at a core WordPress team meetup?