Massimo Vignelli is most famous for designing the NYC Subway map. In this video, he speaks about typography, the history of fonts and argues that “There are good maybe a dozen (fonts)…I only …
If WordPress had no Woman contributors, 4.7 wouldn’t have had a release lead. If WordPress had no Woman contributors, The queue for plugin reviews would rarely be empty. If WordPress had no Woman contributors, many WordCamps would lack lead organizers, speaker wranglers and sponsor wranglers.
In his first week, Trump has targeted women, people of color, immigrants, transparency and our values. That’s not populist. It’s just wrong. – Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 25, 2017 It’s even more important than usual for privileged allies to be good allies right now.
NOTE: I found this draft originally written on December 19, 2013. Not sure why I decided it should remain unpublished, but I did and then like many drafts, I forgot about it. So here it is. One o…
I don’t know how it started, but sometime after WordPress switched to Slack in 2014 the norms for checking in to a dev chat switched to emoji. Many people 👋, some use slack specific emoji like the bowtie, and others change it up on a regular basis.
ユーザーとの信頼関係の重要性 – WordPress コミュニティにおける後方互換性という哲学 When I was summarizing my last month of daily posting, I mentioned a few ways I felt like my writing was having impact. I didn’t even consider that my work would inspire someone to translate what I wrote my writing into another language.
My friend John built plugin for writing tweet storms in WordPress. I’ve now used it to tweet storm about salary negotiations and WordPress committer stats in 2016. I like it, but I wasn’t super happy with how it split up the the post into individual tweets.
Helen Hou-Sandi, in response to someone suggesting a large rewrite in slack wrote this: Your plan as I understand it disregards a couple of core WordPress philosophies/practices: striving for maintenance of backwards-compatibility, and that an X.0 release is no more significant than X.1 or Y.9 (this is closely related to maintaining back-compat, in that something like semantic versioning is less meaningful for WordPress core).
The year is coming to an end and I’ve spent the last 23 days successfully publishing something here each day. It hasn’t been easy. Some days it is as simple as seeing something online and being inspired, others I struggle with an idea all day, but I am guided by a couple principles.
I’m sharing these stats with the duel caveat that commits aren’t a great measure of impact and that commits only represent one type of core contribution. When I talk about employers it’s with the caveat that some people change jobs. Also not everyone works on donated time.
There is a proposal out to add content endpoints to WordPress Core. This got me thinking about things I could build if I could count on every WordPress site in the world having the same content endpoints. Here is a half-baked brainstorm of ideas.
I posted a graph of new WordPress contributors per release and Brian Krogsgard had some questions that I decided to look into. Mostly he wanted to know how well WordPress did at maintaining contributors. So I made some more graphs. In general, past contributions as a predictor of future contributions are pretty consistent across releases.
Self-education is something that separates good developers from great developers. Great devs are always searching for new ways to do things, always trying to learn. You need to rely on YOU for your education. However, teaching yourself isn’t always something that comes natural. Here are some of the things I’ve learned about learning that might help you.
This is a companion to The Jorbin Test. It’s also in some ways a continuation to some other notes on job hunting for WordPress develoeprs I’ve written before, but this is much more generalized. Don’t wait till you hate your job and feel like it is affecting to mental health to start looking for a job.
I decided to setup a Ask Me Anything repo on github, where people can ask me anything they want (go ahead, ask). The second question asked was about WordPress Jobs. While the response was aimed at the asker, much of the advice is general.
I like sharing my random thoughts on subjects related to WordPress. Right now, there is a lot of discussion about how to merge the WordPress REST API into WordPress core. Here (in particular order) are my thoughts on the subject: Merging the rest infrastructure if 4.4 was a great decision.
Leadership is the art and science of making people better. Leadership is about motivating other to succeed at being the best person they can be, at doing the best job they can do. Leadership has many parts, one of those is rewarding success.
One thing that I’ve been working on for the last few months is ensuring WordPress supports PHP7 fully when PHP7 is released. Last week, I had the honor of announcing WordPress will support PHP7 the day it is released (for all intents and purposes, it is supported now, but it will be official when PHP7 is official).