WordCamp Orlando 2018

Today I gave a talk at WordCamp Orlando titled “Building A Code Review Culture”. Below you can find my slides. I also wanted to share some links for further reading on the topic. Code Review Etiquette – CSS Tricks Code Review: Beyond Code, Into Company Culture – HackerNoon Why code reviews matter (and actually save time!) […]

The Guten-Report: WordCamp Portland, ME 2018

Today was WordCamp Portland, ME. There were around 150 attendees that attended this one day WordCamp, and was packed with great sessions. One time slot was occupied by a panel discussion about Gutenberg where the panel fielded questions from the crowd about the new editing experience. The attendees at this camp represented a good mix […]

Accessibility: A Developer’s Pledge

My grandfather was legally blind. Even in my earliest memories of him, he did not drive, My grandmother drove until she needed to give up driving herself. He never really described his vision to me in detail, but I do remember him saying it was darker, he saw mostly shapes and outlines, and he always […]

I’m Blue: My Next Chapter

Today is my last day at Boston University, a place that I have worked at for nearly two years. I am extremely excited to start my new full-time job on Monday as a WordPress Core Contributor at Bluehost. Contributing to WordPress is very important to me. I believe in what WordPress represents and the doors that it […]

WordPress Boston – March

Last night, I gave a short talk at the monthly Boston WordPress meetup about what plugins I use. Below is the list, in case you wanted to look into them and try them out. Attachment Taxonomies –  Felix Arntz BackUpWordPress – Human Made CMB2 Google Analytics for WordPress – MonsterInsights Gravity Forms CLI – Rocketgenius Gutenberg – Gutenberg […]

WordCamp RI 2017

Today, I will be giving a talk at WordCamp Rhode Island. Even though I am an organizer for WordCamp Boston and the WordPress Boston meetups, I have always considered WordCamp Rhode Island as my home WordCamp. I have spoken every year since its inception (previously WordCamp Providence). This year, my talk is titled “Coding Standards: […]

vvv-custom.yml Files – Show Me Your’s, I’ll Show You Mine

Update 5/18/18: Added entries for 4.8 and 4.9. Also, configure the highest version of PHP officially supported for each version. Update 6/9/17: Added entry for 4.7. With version 2.0 released of the Varying Vagrant Vagrants project, it is now much easier to configure your local VVV environment to your liking. Adding additional sites that are created and configured with […]

Why I WordCamp: A Reflection

I had an experience at a WordCamp in 2016 that I wanted to take a moment to share. It was unexpected and made me reflect on my involvement in the WordPress community and why participating is so important to me. Let’s travel back to 2014. I was teaching a workshop called Plugin Development from Scratch at WordCamp […]

Empty Stable Column on translate.wordpress.org

I was recently making some changes to my Toggle wpautop plugin in the wordpress.org plugin repository when I encountered a strange issue related to translate.wordpress.org that I wanted to share. First, in case you are not familiar, here is a little bit of background on how translations work for WordPress. Way back in 2013, WordPress 3.7 added support for something called language packs. […]

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