Vagrant for local and team WordPress Development

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Giving a talk at WordCamp NYC 2016 on Sunday, July 17th from 12:50. This talk will explain the features, benefits and advantages of Vagrant, why it is so awesome and how you can get up and running quickly. Vagrant is a great piece of software that creates reproducible and portable virtual machines which can be used as web servers for local WordPress testing environments. Vagrant is a tool for managing virtual machines – creating a programmatic way create and configure virtual machines that mimic an application’s production environment.

WordCamp NYC 2016 is happening July 15th to 17th. It is hosted at the United Nations during OpenCamp, a week of events organized by different Open Source projects. I’m very excited to see how OpenCamp will bring different Open Source communities together to foster conversation and hopefully we can learn from each other.

I’ve collected a few WordPress-related Vagrant resources that will help you get started. Will discuss many of the different vagrant boxes used to create a portable WordPress environment that are cross-platform compatible and easily to be deployed to almost any live environment.

For those who could not attend, please see slides below. When there are questions, please contact me to receive more free resources which includes a Vagrant for WordPress Developers quick start guide among others.

Without the appropriate information you may experience difficulty passing through the United Nations security and accessing the facility because WordCamp NYC is going to be at the United Nations this year (cool, right?) you’ll want to show up a little earlier than usual due to the extra security.  Absolutely, definitely, 100% refer to their security guidelines.

If you have any questions about the security policy, reach out to the UN directly.

Getting to WordCamp

The first thing you’ll need to do is pick up your badge at First Avenue between 45th and 46th Street.  As a result of the UN requirements for security passes, we’ve had to allow extra time to get through security and have made several adjustments to the schedule. Please ensure that you have reviewed the online version.

So arrive EARLY!  Plan on 30 minutes to get through Security.  We are doing our best to make the process as simple as possible.  Bring a photo ID and look for WCNYC Volunteers on the plaza at First Avenue and 45th Street.  We’ll be obvious, get in line and we’ll set you up to get through security.  You will need to put your bag (and yourself) through security, but it’s no worse than any airport.

The United Nations Headquarters is located in the heart of New York City on 1st Avenue between 42nd and 48th Street. This 18-acre site has been declared international territory and belongs to the 193 Member States of the United Nations.
Address: United Nations Secretariat Building, 405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017.

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