- Adam: Back from Cali. Boys. Friends. Family. Good time.
- Kyle: Holidays with the family. Things are good.
- Adam’s friend Jessica joined Automattic as Happiness Engineer
- Adam: WordPress Engine Beanie / Coffee / Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs
- Kyle: LearnDash / Coffee / Harry Potter – 1st book
This week we recapped our 2018 Predictions and gave ours for 2019.
- For 2018, Kyle “won” 9 to 8.5 in the points.
Adam’s 2019 Predictions
WP Software Project
- 2 releases: 5.1 and 5.2
- core Trac open tickets down by 1000
- I will get “props”
Community – jobs/ changes
- 1 big merger with hosting
- 1 medium-sized agency closing.
- 9 people making a move that we both know.
- 2 new guests on this show
- Sara Dunn and Dustin Hartzler both on show at the same time
Personal for myself.
- grow the maintenance biz by 3x (or shut it down! )
- launch a new podcast/show
- Surprise Dustin.
- Attend 8 WordCamps / 2 other conferences
- Speak at a non WP conference. Possibly for money!
- Take at least 2 vacations of more than 3 days each.
- Visit another country.
Personal for kyle
- another blessing? cat / dog / baby?
- live outside USA for 4-5 weeks
- be in a documentary.
- run in a 5k
WordPress the software
- One major release
- Something will be gutted from core and there will be some commotion about it
- Core trac will surpass 50,000 tickets all time=
- We’ll see the final 4 digit tickets closed (83 remain)
WordPress the community / ecosystem
- WordPress will get another reference in pop culture which gets written about in WP news
- One major change to the WordPress journalism space will occur (Tavern, Torque, Post Status, WP Lift, etc.)
- One of the camps that Adam or I plan on attending (Dayton, Jackson, Ann Arbor, US, Raleigh, Asheville, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Chicago) will end up cancelled
- Someone will make a WordPress graveyard site/page
- Adam will take a job
- One of us will produce a musical piece which gets attention outside of our normal audience
- We will present something together at a WordCamp
- I will surprise someone else in WP
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