Part 1 of my “Selfies on Seven Continents” series

Nairobi: Happy New Year!

One of the defining aspects of my 2018 was travel. There was travel for fun, travel for work, and travel for adventure. This year, I was fortunate enough to visit all seven continents, so in honour of my selfie habits over on my photo blog, here are some of my favourite selfies from this year,… Continue reading Part 1 of my “Selfies on Seven Continents” series

Iterating on Merge Proposals

Developing new WordPress features as plugins has been a wonderfully valuable process for all sorts of features to come into being, from the MP6 Dashboard Redesign, to oEmbed endpoints, and including multiple Customiser enhancements over the years. Thanks to the flexibility that this model offers, folks have been able to iterate rapidly on a wide… Continue reading Iterating on Merge Proposals

WordPress 5.0 Needs You!

Yesterday, we started the WordPress 5.0 release cycle with an announcement post. It’s a very exciting time to be involved in WordPress, and if you want to help make it the best, now’s an excellent opportunity to jump right in. A critical goal of this release cycle is transparency. As a member of the WordPress… Continue reading WordPress 5.0 Needs You!

Straight White Guy Discovers Diversity and Inclusion Problem in Open Source

This is a bit of strange post for me to write, it’s a topic I’m quite inexperienced in. I’ll warn you straight up: there’s going to be a lot of talking about my thought processes, going off on tangents, and a bit of over-explaining myself for good measure. Think of it something like high school… Continue reading Straight White Guy Discovers Diversity and Inclusion Problem in Open Source

The Mission: Democratise Publishing

It’s exciting to see the Drupal Gutenberg project getting under way, it makes me proud of the work we’ve done ensuring the flexibility of the underlying Gutenberg architecture. One of the primary philosophies of Gutenberg’s technical architecture is platform agnosticism, and we can see the practical effects of this practice coming to fruition across a… Continue reading The Mission: Democratise Publishing