A while back I put together a small plugin for tracking the books I read. Today I put the code up on Github in case it’s useful to others. You can see a live demo of it on my reading page. The plugin uses a… Continue reading →
Listening to @informative talk about content strategy at the WordPress meetup tonight. The approach of first considering what questions your content has to answer seems particularly useful for support documentation. By laying the groundwork for questions first, it makes the writing more effective.
Coffee and code this morning. A double espresso of sorts.
On the slate is cleaning up the theme powering this site and pushing the changes to the Minimal Stream project on GitHub. It’s been too long since I’ve updated that.
A couple weeks ago Patrick Rhone mentioned that: It is kind of sad that, in 2012, I have yet to see a blogging engine with a post editor designed for doing the very thing we online writers go there to do… Write. Shawn Blanc mentioned that… Continue reading →
Over the weekend I gave a talk on the basics of WordPress at Tiny Startup Camp. I posted the slides on Saturday. After the talk we had a 30 minute breakout session where people could ask questions. Someone asked if there were any common best… Continue reading →
Listening to Aaron Hockley talk about how to supercharge your WordPress.
Forbes and Businessweek both wrote interesting articles about Automattic a couple days ago. Forbes focused on the business of Automattic and Businessweek focused on our globally-distributed nature. Matt wrote a bit about the Forbes piece specifically. About our distributed “office” he writes: For it to… Continue reading →
One of the things Matt mentioned in the State of the Word this year was the rise of WordPress as an app platform. After that keynote many people took it as their queue to come up to the Happiness Bar and ask questions about using… Continue reading →
Cami wrote a really nice post about WordCamp Portland:
The past years there has always been some knowledge to glean. Some lesson to learn. Some new person to meet and relate to. And it has always been WordCamp. And it has always been special. But this year for some reason it was magical again, fresh and new and full of community and hope just as it was the first year Portland held a WordCamp.
Having been a part of the organizing team I was really proud of how yesterday went. We had about 250 attendees, lots of BBQ, beer, great conversation, and a keynote from Matt.
Matt Pearson got a really great shot of the swag too.
Everyone I talked with said they loved the event. WordCamps are certainly a lot of work; seeing everyone have a great day, learn new things, and meet new people was so rewarding, though.
WordCamp Portland is this Saturday and I’m pretty excited about the schedule we have prepped. It’s going to be a great event and a fun way to showcase Portland’s awesome WordPress community.
There are still a few tickets left for a day of BBQ, WordPress, and fun. Matt’s even coming.