I recently joined Connect Coworking as a Flock member.
Located in the historic Rialto Building at Tucson’s hottest corner, 5th and Congress, Connect is redefining the local coworking landscape. It’s a big step up from previous offerings—in many ways. If you haven’t been in yet, schedule a visit to see it for yourself.
A few recent photos from work and life at Connect.
Artwalk to the roof.
A bed. Naturally.
Superman booth for phone calls.
Chad Bush is my desk mate.
Paul and Stephanie rockin’ it.
The mezzanine has comfy chairs and places to work.
Hotel Congress across the street.
“How long is your call going to go?”
Another beautiful Tucson evening.
WordPress nerds in a row.
The good photos here — in the first gallery — courtesy of Paul Holze, Groundwork Promotions. Thanks Paul! (The rest of the fuzzy, mobile photos are mine.)
Hope to see you there.
WordPress Community: Choose Your Own Adventure is an inspiring talk at WordCamp Orange County 2014 by Andrea Middleton. Must watch!
I presented at WordCamp Las Peñitas in May 2014 on the _s WordPress starter theme; how it gives theme designers and developers a thousand-hour head start.
Slides (in Spanish) are available here: Ahorra 1000 horas con Underscores. For information on _s in English, check out these Underscores articles on ThemeShaper.
It was a fun and impactful event! I’m happy to see the WordPress in Latin America growing and strong, and it was great to connect with the Nicaraguan open source community. Maybe next year we’ll see a WordCamp, somewhere like Guatemala?
Leo with his cool t-shirt.
A beautiful beach location, Suyapa Beach Hotel in Las Peñitas.
A big, fried fish.
Mike “El Tiburón” Schroder (aka Shredder) presenting on WP-CLI.
Damián presenting on the WordPress.com REST API.
Presenting on Underscores starter theme.
On the beach.
On the bus to León.
Jepser Bernardino with a cool t-shirt.
Karen showing the fried fish!
How Shredder become “El Tiburón.”
Karen presenting on awesome WordPress support tips and tricks.
To see more photos from the event, here’s the #WordCampNI hashtag on Twitter and the official WordCampNI stream.
The next Tucson WP Meetup is Wednesday April 23rd from 7–9 PM at CoLab Workspace. RSVP and see speakers here.
Topics include VVV, what’s new in WordPress 3.9 release, Joints starter theme, social media and your blog, and creating blog posts and other content without writing.
See you there!
Andrew Nacin’s article The qualities of a great WordPress contributor is required reading for WordPress contributors of all shapes, sizes, skills, and ambitions.
It’s 2014 and a great time to kick off the new year with a WordPress event in Tucson.
Join the newly formed Meetup.com group to RSVP and be notified of new events: Tucson WordPress Meetup.
Follow us on Twitter @tucsonwp for news and announcements. Hashtag: #tucsonwp
Our next Tucson WP Meetup is Tuesday February 18th from 7–9 PM at CoLab Workspace, see details and directions.
See you there!
I’m proud to call myself a WordPress contributor yet again with the recent 3.8 “Parker” release. This is an amazing update to the world’s best CMS, with a focus on device support in the refreshed admin interface, better widget and theme administration, a new default theme, and much more.
As with Twenty Twelve and Twenty Thirteen my primary role in the project was launching a new default theme, Twenty Fourteen. This time the goal was a bit different: create a beautiful magazine-style site with WordPress. And launch it before the new year.
Twenty Fourteen started with an all-star team of Takashi Irie (designer) and Konstantin Obenland (lead developer) and we were joined by many contributors in the WordPress community, notably Nick Halsey (aka celloexpressions) who’d contributed to previous default themes and had a big impact again.
As with Twenty Twelve WordCamp contributor days were a big highlight for me during the 3.8 cycle. For 3.8 and Twenty Fourteen kicked things off at WCSF 2013 contributor day and then did a bunch of testing at WordCamp London (see the above photos for beautiful evidence). It was amazing to meet other WordPress contributors in person, work and talk together, and improve the software we love and use daily—people like Joan and Ben. This is why I love being a part of this community!
More about Twenty Fourteen:
- Twenty Fourteen demo site to see it in action.
– Takashi’s recap and the design decisions for Further (the predecessor to Twenty Fourteen).
– The Fourteen Colors plugin by Nick Halsey in case you’d like to customize the look a bit more.
– Background post on WPTavern: WordPress 3.8 – Taking The Default Theme Further.
– The philosophy behind default WordPress themes—and why they are named after the year (Twenty Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen… ): Why Default Themes Change Each Year.
Enjoy, and happy new year.