Personal

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 Read more…

Speaking

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 Read more…

Speaking

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 Read more…

Job Search

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 Read more…

Job Search

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 Read more…

Technology

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 Read more…