ReactJS Introduction Workshop (Tucson)

On Saturday May 7, 2016 join Rincon Strategies—a Tucson, Arizona based web development shop and Tucson ReactJS organizers—for an in-depth workshop to learn how to build web applications with the popular JavaScript library React. (React is the main library running the new, open-source WordPress.com.) Details and signup on Eventbrite. Hope to see you there.

SupConf

SupConf—a conference for folks who want to build a career in support—is coming in May 2016. It’s time we think about support as more than just an entry-level job. Support is a career, a craft, and something to be proud of. Pretty cool to see this type of focused conference come together around the craft … Continue reading SupConf

Speaking at ThemeConf

Update: see my slides and notes here, and a full text write-up here. I'm thrilled to announce my part in ThemeConf, an exciting new conference "for developers and designers who make themes," organized by Automattic and set in the beautiful landscape of the Lake District (Keswick, UK on September 2–4, 2015). Recognizing the fact that I don't make WordPress themes any more, I'm … Continue reading Speaking at ThemeConf

WordCamp Buenos Aires 2015

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 … Continue reading WordCamp Buenos Aires 2015

WordCamp Las Peñitas: A 1000-Hour Head Start with Underscores

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 … Continue reading WordCamp Las Peñitas: A 1000-Hour Head Start with Underscores

Gangplank Tucson Reopens Downtown

You're invited to Gangplank Tucson's grand reopening May 22nd, 2013. The new space is smack-dab in the middle of downtown Tucson, across from the Main Library, at 100 N Stone Ave, Suite 110. (Previously in southern Tucson, near the airport, in the Bookman's warehouse building.) I'm excited! The local incarnation of the flagship Gangplank in … Continue reading Gangplank Tucson Reopens Downtown

WordCamp San Francisco 2012

I attended WordCamp San Francisco this year—my third time in a row. Thoroughly enjoyed the speakers and sessions, networking with partners and friends—plus meeting new folks. Following the main conference, on Sunday, I was part of a very productive Dev Day where 17 (seventeen!) of us hacked on the new default theme for WordPress, Twenty … Continue reading WordCamp San Francisco 2012