Adventure

Climbing Mount St. Helens

Wednesday September 18th I summited Mount St. Helens with my Dad. It was a humbling excursion, but amazingly beautiful. I can’t say I’d do it again, however I’m glad we stuck it out and made it to the top. A great story, and some awesome photos…

Events

Seattle GiveCamp 2018

GiveCamp Seattle is one the highlights of my year. GiveCamp is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide pro-bono software development to Seattle-area nonprofits, primarily via an annual weekend hack-a-thon, connecting local organizations in need with tech volunteers willing to help.  In previous years I’ve volunteered as well as run workshops for tech […]

Events, WordPress

WordPress Workshop at Seattle Givecamp 2013

This weekend I have the honor of returning to Seattle Givecamp for a second year to give a WordPress workshop to the 22+ Non-Profit Organizations and 180+ volunteers participating.  If you’re not familiar with Givecamp, 10up published a great post on the event, or you can learn more on seattlegivecamp.org. For those of you attending […]

Events, WordPress

WordCamp Portland 2013 Plugin Repo Chat

Jake Goldman of 10up led an unconference session at WordCamp Portland today discussing the current state of the WordPress.org plugin repository. Presented as a follow up to the unconference session he and Shane Pearlman led 1 year ago at WordCamp Portland 2012, below are the major topics discussed in the session… Advanced search filter for searching […]

WordPress

Joining 10up

I’m very excited to be joining the incredible team over at 10up, a well recognized design and development agency within the WordPress Community. As a Senior Web Strategist at 10up I’ll get the chance to collaborate with a top class team of engineers and designers working on some cutting edge web publishing projects. I’ve written […]

Running

2013 Seattle RocknRoll Half Marathon Recap

It couldn’t have been a better day for a race. Sunny, not too hot, and barely a cloud in the sky. The weather made for excellent running conditions, and amazing views of Seattle throughout the course. My running partner started having shooting knee pains around the 10 mile mark (my guess is from slight swelling […]

Events, WordPress

See You at WordCamp San Francisco

I was blown away to be included in the first announcement of speakers for this year’s WordCamp San Francisco. I wasn’t sure I was going to submit, but ended up proposing a talk on communication with non-technical stakeholders. I’m so honored to be included in such an amazing lineup of speakers, and am really looking […]

Running

Race Preview: 2013 Seattle RocknRoll Half Marathon

I’m really excited to be running The 2013 Seattle RocknRoll Half Marathon this Saturday. This course is special because a year ago it was my very first marathon. After only a year and a half of running, with 2 marathons and 2 half marathons under my belt,  I’m really happy to be back running the […]

UI/UX, WordPress

Rethinking the WordPress Admin Top Right Corner

The top menu in any cms/dashboard is arguably some of the most valuable real estate there is, and despite the heavy value the WordPress Admin puts on the left side menu, the top menu has long been a junk drawer of hot links and akward drop down menus. The top right corner itself (apologies I […]