I gave a talk at WordCamp Buenos Aires in May 2015 on finding and choosing the perfect theme.
Slides (in Spanish) are available here: Encontrar el diseño perfecto para tu sitio WordPress. For similar information in English, check out these Jumpstart resources on ThemeShaper.
It was a great event! Well organized and well attended; I was also impressed with the quality level of the presentations: from project management to extending the Customizer to web development psychology. Met a few people I’d emailed or seen online a bit in the WordPress.org community, and I’m very happy to see the WordPress community in South America growing and strong, and it was great to connect with the Argentinean open source community a bit more.
To see more about the event, here’s the #wcba15 hashtag on Twitter and the official WordCampBsAs stream.
(Photo credit: Zulema Ayala.)
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.
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 community 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?
Jepser Bernardino with a cool t-shirt.
Leo with his cool t-shirt.
Damián presenting on the WordPress.com REST API.
Mike “El Tiburón” Schroder (aka Shredder) presenting on WP-CLI.
Karen presenting on awesome WordPress support tips and tricks.
On the beach.
A big, fried fish.
On the bus to León.
A beautiful beach location, Suyapa Beach Hotel in Las Peñitas.
How Shredder become “El Tiburón.”
Karen showing the fried fish!
Presenting on Underscores starter theme.
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!
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!
The May 2010 edition of Tucson Green Times includes an excellent writeup of my favorite Tucson coworking spot, Spoke6. Centrally located in the Warehouse Arts District, Spoke6 is run by Tim Bowen of Creative Slice, a Tucson-based web design agency.
I work there once a week—usually on Friday—and love the quite, productive atmosphere, fast WiFi, and the ability to connect with like-minded individuals (learn more about coworking). It’s also within walking distance of three areas: Downtown, 4th Avenue, and University Boulevard, all of which offer great choices for lunch or a post-work happy hour.
You should come try it out if you live in the area. Your first visit is free!
Spoke6 also hosts Tucson Digital Arts Community events, including the Tucson WordPress Meetup which I host once a month.