It’s important to give back, and here’s why I do it.
This year, I decided early on that I would attend WordCamp Montreal no matter what. It’s only a two hour train ride, I’m friends with a lot of the Montreal WordPress community, and it was their 10th anniversary. Of course, I applied to speak – and I was honoured that I was selected for the […]
I'm in my AirBNB, on my last day in Southern Florida, and I can't help but reflect on this past weekend. I was lucky enough to be one of the 70 speakers at WordCamp Miami, which I'm told is the 3rd largest WordCamp, only behind US and Europe. Over 1000 people attended this three-day conference. […]
As you may have read before, this is the year of me “spreading my wings”, in terms of increasing my participation and visibility in the WordPress community. Having had such empowering and pleasant experiences this year speaking at both WordCamp Ottawa, and WordCamp Montreal, I went out on a whim, and applied to four other […]
So, as you may have read previously here, I have gone down the rabbit hole with WordCamps this year. I was one of the organizers, and a speaker at WordCamp Ottawa. I spoke at WordCamp Montreal as well. The panel I was on, Contributing to WordPress, has been published to WordPress.tv. Building on that momentum, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]