These social rules from the Recurse (formerly Hacker School) community’s guidelines describe an excellent model for open source citizenship and interacting with others in a positive way.
These rules are intended to be lightweight, and to make more explicit certain social norms that are normally implicit. Most of our social rules really boil down to “don’t be a jerk” or “don’t be annoying.”
The list includes no feigning surprise, no well-actually, no back-seat driving, and no subtle isms.
Testing this plugin to improve responsive image support for WordPress is a great way for front-end designers and developers to get involved in core WordPress, modernizing the platform that powers almost 25% of the web.
Via WordPress › Update: Responsive Image Support for Core « Make WordPress Core.
I spoke with the Edinburgh WordPress meetup today via Skype video. It was a fun and engaging group! Thanks to Iain Taylor for inviting me to share about Automattic products and WordPress happenings, and for everyone’s questions and discussion.
Discussing everything from the new WordPress.com dashboard, Jetpack and Photon, to the Underscores theme and good plugins for custom post types, to the WP REST API.
Notes and slides on the WordPress Edinburgh Meetup.com page.
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?
Damián presenting on the WordPress.com REST API.
Karen showing the fried fish!
Jepser Bernardino with a cool t-shirt.
Presenting on Underscores starter theme.
Leo with his cool t-shirt.
A big, fried fish.
On the bus to León.
Karen presenting on awesome WordPress support tips and tricks.
How Shredder become “El Tiburón.”
On the beach.
Mike “El Tiburón” Schroder (aka Shredder) presenting on WP-CLI.
A beautiful beach location, Suyapa Beach Hotel in Las Peñitas.
To see more photos from the event, here’s the #WordCampNI hashtag on Twitter and the official WordCampNI stream.