REST in Action: The Live Coverage Platform at the New York Times

The New York Times has been using the forthcoming WP REST API in production for over a year. It was initially developed for use during the 2014 midterm elections, but has become the de facto Breaking News platform at the Times. This talk will explain how the project sprang to life, why the REST API was an obvious choice, how WordPress interacts with it, Backbone, and React to power Live Coverage at the paper of record.