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MCing, Some Thoughts

Publishing a rough draft- links and images to follow: ┬áIn the last couple of years I have emceed at a few WordCamps. Not many, but they have been pretty large ones. As someone who works in WordPress and really values the broad open source community around the software, but whose day to day work doesn’t… Read more »

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Trident and the art of the possible

I am of a pacifist persuasion, but with an unhealthy interest in all things military. It’s curious combination that led to a brief and unhappy stint in the Royal Navy over 20 years ago. None the less I have maintained an interest in the workings of the defence industries and services, especially the senior service,… Read more »

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I do not share your consensus, and that’s fine

Dare I wade into a post about politics? Actually, the fact that question is even a question is rather the point of this post. I’m going to argue here that for the last decade, no, probably two decades, we have forgotten that politics, actual different points of view on how things ought to be run,… Read more »

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WordCamp Europe – Welcome to the Community!

I’m just back from WordCamp Europe 2015 (AKA WCEU) and wow, what a weekend. I was there with the whole Human Made crew, and carried on to the company retreat near Tarifa, which is in fact ongoing. But WordCamps are curious affairs and in a way they’re the soul of WordPress itself, so it felt… Read more »

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And so ends the freelance adventure…

…bar the accounting, natch. I left Clearleft about 5 months ago, with a really open mind about what to do next. Though my career had taken a decidedly ‘biz dev’ direction, I was still uncertain if it was really what I wanted to do, so when selecting where to focus next I took the easy… Read more »

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And now I’m a Commercial Director

A couple of months ago Tim Dobson told me about an amazing WordPress agency, properly world class, who were looking for a business development person. Having just left exactly that kind of role at Clearleft, I wasn’t sure if I really wanted to try it again, so I did. It so nearly worked out at… Read more »