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A New Role – Crowd Favorite Director of Client Engagement

Today we have announced my starting at Crowd Favorite, a global digital services agency delivering Open Source, mostly WordPress based, solutions to enterprise clients. I’m coming in to take on the sales and business development role, working alongside Karim Marucchi and Adam Buckeridge and Meghan Goetz and the rest of the awesome global team. It’s… Read more »

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The 2022 Adventure – Part 3 – Lessons, and What Counts

This is part 3 of my 2022 round up, following up on part 1 on leaving Human Made, and part 2 on the Norse Adventure. I want to draw together some lessons I have learned over the last 1 months, because it has been quite an education, and put them in the bigger context of… Read more »

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The 2022 Adventure – Part 2 – A Norse Saga

This is part 2 of my roundup of 2022 – predominantly focussed on my work at Maksimer UK. Part 1 is here. Maksimer are a fantastic agency, established in Norway about 12 years ago by Nils-Fredrik and Anders, they are far and away the best e-commerce team operating in scandinavia They specialise mostly in WooCommerce… Read more »

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The 2022 Adventure – Part 1 – Leaving the HM team

2022 was a bit of an exciting year for me – I left a company I’d loved working with for over seven years, and had grown a global team within. I set up a new company, took overseas investment, plunged into a relatively new market segment, and saw that venture wind up. I made great… Read more »

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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 »