[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #40702: Add WordCamps and meetup events to the News Dashboard widget

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Thu May 18 10:42:37 UTC 2017

#40702: Add WordCamps and meetup events to the News Dashboard widget
 Reporter:  iandunn         |       Owner:
     Type:  task (blessed)  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal          |   Milestone:  4.8
Component:  Administration  |     Version:  trunk
 Severity:  normal          |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch       |     Focuses:  javascript, rest-api

Comment (by michelleweber):

 Replying to [comment:55 michelleweber]:
 > @obenland, sure -- will take a look shortly.

 Here's a slightly cleaned up version:

 The browser's request for events is proxied with this method, rather than
 having the browser make the request directly to api.wordpress.org, because
 it allows results to be cached server-side and shared with other users and
 sites in the network. This makes process more efficient, since increasing
 the number of visits that get cached data means users don't have to wait
 as often; if the user's browser made the request directly, it would also
 need to make a second request to WP in order to pass the data for caching.
 Having WP make the request also introduces the opportunity to anonymize
 the IP before sending it to w.org, which mitigates privacy concerns that
 some users have.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/40702#comment:56>
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