I'll be giving a presentation again this year at WordCamp Vancouver. This one is called "How to Stay Calm and Troubleshoot Your WordPress Code" - a brief introduction to problem-solving and isolating bugs and issues on your website whilst remaining cool as a cucumber. Tickets for the event will likely sell out, so register now, [...]
I'm featured in an article in the Vancouver Sun today on independent workers in the gig economy, talking about the pros and cons of the freelance life. Having been working as an independent contractor for all but a few years since coming back to Canada in 2002, it's hard to imagine ever giving up the [...]
I'm writing this from Ubud, Bali, where I've been living for the past three weeks. Until next spring, I'll be embracing the digital nomad life, and taking my work with me. I've been getting my WordPress work done at the world-renowned Hubud, one of Bali's finest coworking spaces. Next week, I'll be setting up in the [...]
I just attended this year's WordCamp Vancouver, and realized I'm well overdue for a new post here. In 2016, I explored the joys and challenges of remote working by spending a few months in India, and balancing travel and meditation with ongoing project work. I've been involved in a few rich and complex WordPress development projects, one that [...]
My talk from WordCamp Vancouver, "Designers and Developers: Cats and Dogs Living in Harmony", is now viewable on WordPress.tv. If you'd like to download the slides, you can grab them here as well. Feel free to drop me a line if you've got questions or comments!
I'll be a speaker at WordCamp Vancouver 2015, which will be held Saturday, Aug 15 at BCIT downtown campus. I'm going to be talking about how designers and developers can work together as smoothly as possible for a hassle-free project. Looking forward to meeting everybody!
Here's a quick update from the road. I'm at my first WordCamp - "experienced edition", focused more on Wordpress development, held at Seattle Pacific University. I've long been a fan of Wordpress largely because of the incredibly helpful and enthusiastic community around it, but I've only just started to actually dive in to that community. [...]
This week, I'm enjoying the satisfaction of launching a new website I recently worked on with Second Thought, for Calbag Metals in Portland, Oregon. The site was built in Wordpress and is very data-rich and customized, with multiple custom post types and layouts. Features include a dynamically-updateable sortable recycling guide and item highlights, dynamic employee bios, embedded Facebook and blog feeds, [...]
This spring, I launched a website for Team-Based Learning educator Jim Sibley at http://www.learntbl.ca, promoting the powerful group teaching method, his upcoming new book "Getting Started With Team-Based Learning", and the related workshops he offers. I'm especially looking forward to seeing the book in print, as I was the copy editor before it went to the publisher, and [...]
No matter who you are or what your business is, it can be hard sometimes to find time to look after your own website and keep it fresh. And I've been as guilty of that as anyone; if I have work to do for a client, that usually comes before my own promotion! So here [...]