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Roots makes its debut at WordCamp LAX 2014!


#1

Hey Roots lovers! If you live in SoCal, come meet me and other WordPress enthusiasts at WordCamp LAX 2014 where yours truly will be giving a talk about how to incorporate Roots into your workflow. I will be speaking Saturday at 10:40am. I am very excited to promote Roots life!


#2

Nice but I live somewhere far far away.

Will it be recorded? And if so, something that drives me nuts about wordpress.tv is they never pass around a mic to the people asking questions during the Q&A afterwards so that’s something to think about :wink:


#3

@cfx The organizers should be telling the presenters to repeat the question but it never actually happens haha


#4

@cfx I will find out if it is being recorded. Great suggestion.


#5

Just a reminder that tomorrow I will be speaking about Roots at WordCamp LAX 2014. Hope to you there. :smile:


#6

Congrats on a great talk @shaimoom!

Did you guys know he did the entire presentation without slides, plus he showed what Grunt and Livereload does live. He’s a crazy sumbich!


#7

Yeah I’ve been stalking http://wordpress.tv for it but no luck yet…


#8

Thanks @kalenjohnson! I am way late on this but I need to thank @benword and @cfx for some last minute help. You guys are the best!!!

I was scheduled to speak at WordCamp at 10:40am. Inexplicably, I went to sleep at 2am the night before and tossed and turned constantly with anxiety. Finally, I lifted my body off with a spatula at 5am stricken with panic and fear. Then, I came up with the brilliant idea of testing the install process that I planned to demo for the first time on a laptop.

Of course npm install reports a bower error that I have never seen! Noooooo! I try on my desktop - same error! The morning of my first WordCamp talk, my presentation is failing. What do I do? Early retirement?

I took a huge leap of faith. I sent a Twitter DM to @benword:

Hi Ben. I am freaking out here. I have run Roots a hundred times but of course this morning when I try it, I am getting a bower error.

My presentation is in 2 hours. Any chance you can see what I am doing wrong? My phone number is XXX-XXX-XXXX. I would appreciate your help.

Shortly after, he texted me!

Walked me through some steps.

Still not working.

I told him I was giving up. He didn’t even respond to my fatalistic conclusion.

He said our mutual friend @cfx will be calling me!? As soon as @cfx my virtual, now semi-real friend called me, the code finally worked with some troubleshooting (per @cfx I had to delete the node_modules folder and try a clean npm install ). All this happened and resolved 5 MINUTES BEFORE I WAS GOING TO PRESENT.

This is a community of people. I love WordPress. I love Roots. I truly appreciate you all rallying behind me to spread the word. Thanks and I hope I didn’t make an ass out of myself when the video airs. Much love!


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#9

Yeahhhh buddy!!! good story :wink: