Empowering Women’s Voices in WordPress

Let’s face facts: While the WordPress community is comprised of at least 50% women and attendance at WordCamps and WordPress Meetups is generally equally balanced, women are underrepresented as speakers and presenters. This is not unique for the WordPress community. The underrepresentation of women in leadership positions is a systemic problem in the tech sector and in…

Why WordPress? My WordCamp Seattle 2013 Keynote

Earlier this year I was honoured with the privilege of being the keynote speaker at WordCamp Seattle. The topic of my talk: Answer the question “Why WordPress”. My talk featured over 300 slides, anecdotes, statistics, and a fair portion of nonsense and Vikings – exactly what you should expect. Watch the video and tell me what your answer is.

Judging the App Pitch Vancouver 2013

Every now and again I get asked to participate in interesting events. The App Pitch which takes place in Vancouver on March 13, 2013 is no exception. I will be part of the 6 person panel that will be judging pitches for new Windows 8 apps from developers and students. Up for grabs is a…

Reflections and take aways from FITC Vancouver 2012

“Next year you should never have to design in the browser!” I love going to design and development conferences. Nowhere (except maybe at political gatherings) do you get exposure to more dichotomized views, more hyperbolical statements and more entrenched and dogmatic attitudes. And paradoxically enough, nowhere do you get exposure to more level headed, pragmatic,…

Speaking Engagement: Vancouver Photo Workshops Photography Seminar Event Saturday September 8

For the 2nd year running I’ll be speaking about photography and the web at the Vancouver Photo Workshops Photography Seminar Event on this coming Saturday (September 8, 2012). My talk is vaguely titled “Photographers Online” and will be 50% technical and 50% audience based. From the talk I did last year I realized a lot…