WordPress Community Meetup With Matt

Matt Mullenweg will be in Manila this coming June 9, 2014 at 6-9PM

WordPress Meetup

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Matt Mullenweg, the man behind WordPress and Automattic, will be in Manila on June 9th, 2014 to meet up with the Filipino WordPress Community!  Bloggers, developers, theme designers and enthusiasts are all welcome to join.

Here are the event details:

Date: June 9, 2014 at 6-9PM

New Venue: Radiate Hall, 2/F The Globe Tower, 32nd Street corner 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

Slots are limited!  Please sign up here.

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10 places where anyone can learn to code

We should learn to code…

TED Blog

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Teens, tweens and kids are often referred to as “digital natives.” Having grown up with the Internet, smartphones and tablets, they’re often extraordinarily adept at interacting with digital technology. But Mitch Resnick, who spoke at TEDxBeaconStreet in November, is skeptical of this descriptor. Sure, young people can text and chat and play games, he says, “but that doesn’t really make you fluent.”

[ted_talkteaser id=1657]Fluency, Resnick proposes in today’s talk, comes not through interacting with new technologies, but through creating them. The former is like reading, while the latter is like writing. He means this figuratively — that creating new technologies, like writing a book, requires creative expression — but also literally: to make new computer programs, you actually must write the code.

The point isn’t to create a generation of programmers, Resnick argues. Rather, it’s that coding is a gateway to broader learning.“When you learn to read, you…

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