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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 in 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 »

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Open Source CMS Predictions

I work with HumanMade at the moment (great team) and a lot of the enterprise level WordPress sites we do get launched on Pantheon. So when a client pointed me at a webinar from Pantheon I took a good look. This is their Open Source CMS predictions for 2015 webinar- and a great deal more interesting than the… Read more »