A Glimpse Into Serbia’s Rapidly Growing WordPress Community

After the dissolution of socialist Yugoslavia in the early 90’s, Serbia and its neighboring nations had an uphill climb to reach stability in their newly found autonomy.

Transitioning from a planned economy to a market-driven economy was a challenge that Serbians have vigorously embraced over the past 20 years. Belgrade is now a growing center for information technology in Eastern Europe. In 2013, Serbia’s IT industry growth outpaced the rest of the economy by nearly 200%.

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WordPress Community Growing in Pakistan, 500+ Attend Lahore Meetup

Over the weekend, the WordPress community in Lahore, Pakistan held its third monthly meetup. The first meetup had just a few dozen attendees, the second approximately 300, and this weekend they had more than 500 WordPress professionals and enthusiasts.

Attendee Noumaan Yaqoob traveled from Karachi to the event and shared his experience in a post on Facebook:

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State of the Word 2015: JavaScript and API-driven Interfaces Are the Future of WordPress

WordPress as an Advocate of the Open Web

Matt Mullenweg reaffirmed his strong belief in an open web during his address. As WordPress becomes more JavaScript and API-driven, the platform is better positioned to be a strong advocate of open web principles in terms of publishing access and formats, freedoms, interoperability of open APIs, and device access.

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