Tucson Parks Foundation

I'm proud to announce I've joined the Tucson Parks Foundation as board member. The Foundation supplements and supports the City of Tucson Parks & Recreation’s programs, services, and capital projects: particularly for children, at-risk youth, seniors, and the disabled. In my years in Tucson I've enjoyed the beautiful parks, sports fields, attending a wide variety of … Continue reading Tucson Parks Foundation

Tide: Automated Testing for WordPress Plugins and Themes

Yet another way to contribute! Remember this 20-piece WordPress contribution chart with the tester Easter Egg? Even though testing is growing stronger in WordPress core with each release, it's still mostly manual — usability, visual regression, accessibility, and beta testing with real sites before launch. Now the tide is turning a bit more toward automation. I'm beyond thrilled … Continue reading Tide: Automated Testing for WordPress Plugins and Themes

Gutenberg is the Next-Generation Engine for WordPress

If you use and love WordPress, this is must-watch TV: Gutenberg showcased during the annual State of the Word including a bit of amazing live editing by Matías Ventura. We'll be seeing much more in 2018, and as everyone starts testing it more — the team improves it daily and progress ramps up — and eventually … Continue reading Gutenberg is the Next-Generation Engine for WordPress

Get Involved: Engineering Managers Community

If you manage technical teams, are looking to grow and learn and broaden your network — you might enjoy connecting with this community of peers from all around the world: Engineering Manager Slack. I've enjoyed participating in the discussions around books, conferences, remote companies, and more. Useful to both get a new perspective once in a … Continue reading Get Involved: Engineering Managers Community

Tester Easter Egg

This wonderful chart of WordPress contribution groups contains a perfect Easter egg for finding new QA / testers. Just in time for 2017 WordCamp US contributor day.

Get Involved: WordPress App Testing

Want to contribute to WordPress apps on Android and iOS? If you aren't a developer or designer, no worries, we need your help as a tester. Anyone and everyone is welcome to pitch in — all you need is a keen eye and a iOS or Android phone or tablet. Head over to Make WordPress Mobile and subscribe to receive email updates. … Continue reading Get Involved: WordPress App Testing

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

WordPress Core Responsive Image Support

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.

WordPress Edinburgh

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. https://twitter.com/idea15webdesign/status/634052571511046144 Discussing everything from the new WordPress.com dashboard, Jetpack and Photon, to the Underscores theme and good plugins for … Continue reading WordPress Edinburgh