Recipe – Turkey Meatloaf

It’s no secret that I like to cook. And sometimes, I share my creations to social media. This one got a lot of “give me the recipe!” comments – so ask, and you shall receive. You’ll need: One package of ground turkey Breadcrumbs, or in my case, matzo meal (I’m a Jewish gal, what can…

So, why web development?

People have asked me many times WHY I chose web development as a career, or why I went into tech in general. Below is my story. I have always been interested in computers. My father got me playing on them at an earlier age. There’s a picture kicking around at my dad’s place, of me…

She Keeps Going and Going and Going….

My friend Dawn asked me how I got my energy, and motivation to try new things, and take on new projects. That’s a simple, but complicated answer. First and foremost: SLEEP. I always, always, unless I’m out of town at a conference, get at least 7 hours of sleep. I aim for 9 hours on…

Debrief – WordCamp Montreal 2017

It was a great experience this weekend speaking at WordCamp Montreal. While it was not my first time coming to Montreal for a WordCamp, it was my first experience as a speaker. I spoke twice. My first talk was a solo lightning talk, on “Plugins and You: Finding that perfect plugin”. It was my personal…

Debrief – WordCamp Ottawa 2017

Last month, was my first time as part of the organizing team for WordCamp Ottawa, and while it was a very tiring, and sometimes crazy, experience – it was definitely worth it. I spent most of the camp either monitoring the social media feed, in my role as the Ottawa WordPress social media manager (self-appointed,…

WordCamps and an evolution of self

Taking a break from my advice, I want to talk about a pet passion of mine. WordCamps. I was first introduced to WordCamp in 2013, by my boss at the time. He sent me a link over our Slack channel, and encouraged me and the other developer in the company (we were the two sole…

Preparing for that interview (or interviews!)

Disclaimer: I am not a human resources professional, or have any certifications relating to job searching or hiring processes. I speak from personal experience only. This is from a perspective in the high tech sector. So, you’ve written a killer CV, and sent it off to different companies. Something has peaked a hiring manager’s interest,…

The Power of Networking

You know that saying, it’s not what you know, but who you know? While I don’t believe this is 100% accurate, it does hold some merit of truth. I’d like to talk about the power of networking. Networking is a great way to find those hidden opportunities – whether you are a sole contractor, or…

So you need a new job…

We’ve all been there. You find yourself needing a new job. Perhaps you quit without anything lined up, or you were subject to a mass reorg or layoff. Here is my advice as to how to approach the job search. Keep in mind that it is my view only, and can differ for you, and…

Automation – A blessing and a curse

If you haven’t heard, there’s an important security update to WordPress that you really should download. Really, if you aren’t on 4.7.2 – why not? That being said, sometimes upgrading can be a pain. Usually, you can either set up automated updates (which I would highly recommend), or press the magic button in your dashboard….