Tag: WordCamp

  • Symbols of Hate at WordCamps

    Symbols of Hate at WordCamps

    Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and speech.Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert conference organizers if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you help to create WordCamp CITYNAMEHERE and make it your own. WordCamp […]

  • “Impeach”

    “Impeach”

    One of my personal goals for 2020 is that I want to Make, View, and Buy more art. I’ve also long dreamed of owning an original piece by someone who’s work is in major museums. These two dreams collided when Jenny Holzer announced a limited edition piece to address the impeachment of Donald J Trump. […]

  • Potential Tech Conference Talks

    Potential Tech Conference Talks

    I am constantly thinking of new potential talks that I would want to either give or convince others to give. Some of these have been on my list for almost a decade, while others are relatively recent ideas. Roles on a web team There is a big difference between roles, jobs, and titles. I cosider […]

  • Random Thoughts on… Keynotes and WordCamps

    Random Thoughts on… Keynotes and WordCamps

    Dave Bisset shared some of his thoughts in response to my random thoughts on travel and WordCamps post. One paragraph stood out to me: Some organizers associate keynotes with “headline speakers”. I personally don’t like keynotes as a speaker organizer and in 12+ years with WordCamp Miami I only did two official planned ones. I’ve […]

  • Random Thoughts on… Travel and WordCamps

    Random Thoughts on… Travel and WordCamps

    While looking at the list of WordCamps that I’ve spoken at, it got me thinking about travel and going to WordCamps away from home. Here are some random thoughts on that matter. In General, I think it’s best for local camps (i.e. not specialized events like WordCamp for Publishers or regional camps like WordCamp US) […]

  • Top 10 posts I didn't publish this decade

    Top 10 posts I didn't publish this decade

    Over the last 10 years, I’ve not published a lot. By that I mean I’ve started drafting a post 198 times and left it in purgatory. I also have 4 that have sat for over a decade. Some of those are things I’m working on, but the vast majority of those will never see the […]

  • WordCamp US: FAQ

    WordCamp US: FAQ

    We are just a few days away from WordCamp US! This will be the fourth WordCamp US, and I’m excited to be attending my fourth WordCamp US. To help you know what to expect, here are a few questions and my opinions to go along with them.   Last year I was a rockstar Wapuu.  How […]

  • Public Discussion in Open Source

    As slow and cumbersome as public discussion can be, it’s almost always preferable in the long run. Making important decisions in private is like spraying contributor repellant on your project. No serious contributor would stick around for long in an environment where a secret council makes all the big decisions. Furthermore, public discussion has beneficial […]

  • PHP7.3 and WordPress

    PHP7.3 and WordPress

    I just upgraded this site to use PHP7.3.  So far, I’m not noticing any changes (which I would say is a good thing), but I’ll keep my eyes on my error log.  I know that there is one open issue with WordPress that will flood my error logs. Something that makes me proud of WordPress […]

  • Four Feeds I’m Reading Right Now

    I’ve some a semi-annual pruning and searching on my RSS feed.  Here are some of the feeds I find valuable as a developer, engineering manager, and person.  Daniel Bachhuber – I’ve known Daniel for years, and his feed focuses on things that are important to him. It’s not a single topic site by any means, […]

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