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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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WCEU 2015: Bonus Podcast – Contributor Day

  The final day of WCEU 2015 this year was Contributor Day. Weirdly it felt a little like an after thought – I’m sure it’s not intentional, but the atmosphere was lower key, the after party had been the night before, and the whole set up was less formal. I guess a few people had… Read more »

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WCEU 2015 Podcast: Brent Shepherd

Remember I AM A NOOB here- and was even more so in Seville. I don’t really ‘get’ the whole of the WordPress “Theme/Plugin/Extension” system, let alone the myriad ways there are to run a business in all that complexity of relationships. So, I may have asked some clenchingly naive questions when talking to the utterly… Read more »

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WCEU 2015 Podcast: Drew Jaynes

I caught Drew‘s talk online on the Friday of WCEU before I flew out – I’m sure it’ll be up online soon, and I highly recommend checking it out as he goes pretty in depth on the UX work that is around the admin interface these days – it’s here on slideshare. The Customizer gets… Read more »

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WCEU 2015 Podcast: Ryan McCue and Jack Lenox

We caught Jack and Ryan after they’d both presented on day 2 at WCEU – the conversation was already fizzing along, so it was just a question of dragging them into our little studio and unleashing the elephant. Great guys, clearly very good friends – the REST API is in good hands. This is a… Read more »

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WCEU 2015 Podcast: Brad from Alley

Bronson and I caught up with Alley Interactive‘s Brad Campeau-Laurion┬áin the insane, intense sweltering heat of the shade of Seville. Brad and I had already talked online about IPR and contracts for WordPress development (it’s an ongoing trope in my work as Commercial Director – the compatability of the GPL and commercial business is, well,… Read more »

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WCEU 2015 Podcast: Graham Armfield

Graham is a tremendously good sport and was our first victim subject for a podcast in Seville. It was great that his area of expertise was so high profile in WCEU this year – his consulting firm Coolfields specialises in accessibility, and with all the UX and API work going on in WordPress right now,… 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 »