The idea of conference tracks is enticing and well-intentioned, but it doesn’t work very well for many WordCamp attendees and is counter productive in many ways. Here’s why WordCamp Seattle 2017 didn’t have tracks and what we did instead.
Using a blind review process for WordCamp 2017 resulted in a focused initial review of speakers and a diverse final speaker lineup that reflected the demographics of the heavily recruited applicant pool.
Two versions of WordPress in a row have had my code in it! How cool is that! Best yet, the latest bug fix came straight out of a client project, proving once again that nonprofits and open source mix wonderfully.
This is post 1 of 3 in the series “WordCamp Organizing” The WordCamp Speaker team worked really hard to generate a large pool of applicants and applications for WordCamp Seattle 2017, so processing them was going to be a headache! Our website’s infrastructure had some really fabulous tools to accept applications and automatically set up … Continue reading “Generating a WordCamp Application Review Form in Google Forms”
How I fixed a nasty technical error message about line 63 of /wp-includes/load.php for my client’s SiteGround-hosted website.
I had a great time “speed geeking” with 30 folks. In 5 minutes, I introduce them to web accessibility, showed examples of assistive technology and accessibility problems, and gave them a quick intro to the tota11y accessibility testing tool!
Even when making a change to a website is fast, the startup and wrapup work adds a significant amount of time. Here’s why.
New findings from email newsletter research show importance of writing content that recipients find relevant even though people are less attached to newsletters than they used to be.
The future text editor for WordPress is in early stages but ready for a lot of intensive testing. Here are my thoughts on the latest version, written in the new editor, of course.
After years of using WordPress, I finally made small contributions to the last two versions.
There are great events coming up this month, June, September, and November. Get them on your calendar, learn more about the web, and come hang out with me!
There’s nothing like reading a short book about web design on a plane! I just finished reading Jeremy Keith’s fantastic web book Resilient Web Design. It is itself a website, and it’s built so that supported-browsers can store it offline once you’ve visited any page on the site! How resilient! The primary point of the book … Continue reading ““Resilient Web Design” by Jeremy Keith”
My first trip to the Nonprofit Technology Conference left me with a powerful charge to intentionally question assumptions in order to build technology I want to use and a society in which I want to live.
Marc h 23-26, I am attending the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington D.C. Reach out if you want to say “Hi” in person!