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Introduce Yourself #23
My name is Edwin, I am a web engineer doing various projects for major universities, mostly involving WordPress. I am very passionate about WordPress and hope you are too! I love to be with family, garden, hike, play piano, and code, code, code.
Let me know what drives you! No pressure. You don't have to partake in this introduction if it does not appeal to you.
Hi, Edwin! I am a Sr Web Engineer @ 10up; I work with large publishers and often make use of the WP REST API. I've been keeping my eyes peeled for an integration of GraphQL with WordPress–this looks awesome! I'm really looking forward to the possibility of contributing to this project. Great work!
On the non-work side: I'm raising a growing young family (2 and counting!); I love outdoor sports, my church family, and talking shop with other geeks!
Nice to meet you! If you have any questions or ideas about this repo, feel free to open up an issue for discussion. I will do my best to answer questions when I can.
I have a daughter, with hopefully more little ones on the way!
I'm a Senior Developer at Digital First Media. We're behind dozens of large news/publishing sites such as denverpost.com, twincities.com, mercurynews.com and others.
We've done a lot of heavy work with the REST API but have come across a lot of pain points of using REST, which is why I've been interested in GraphQL.
One big project we have coming up is a "universal dashboard" where users can manage content from multiple WordPress sites from a single interface (conceptually similar to Calypso).
So, we'll have the need for a single interface to have knowledge about data from several (possibly 40+ different WP sites) and be able to push data to each and/or all of those sites.
I've been working on another implementation of WPGraphQL, using a different PHP library, but a conceptually very similar approach to this plugin.
The repo I've been working on is here: https://github.com/dfmedia/wp-graphql
I've also got a 2nd repo (https://github.com/dfmedia/dfm-wp-graphql-extensions) which extends it to provide custom fields/queries, to support plugins/themes that we have in use with some of our projects.
I think we've got a lot of similar ideas and our approach is largely the same, so I'm thinking it would be good to chat some more and see if it makes sense to join forces instead of working on separate, but nearly the same, projects.
Fwiw, I also own the domains: wpgraphql.com and graphqlwp.com
Sounds great. Nice to have you checking out WP GraphQL. I checked out your repositories and the code is very legible and was easy to piece together, very nice stuff. If you would like to talk further about aligning forces, message me on the WordPress slack.