GitHub for the Rest of Us – WordCamp US, 2015

GitHub is one of the most important and least understood tools of the open source community. At the inaugural WordCamp US in Philadelphia, I presented a 10 minute lightning talk to help make sense of Git and GitHub through the prism of science fiction. Here are the slides.

On Trust and Opacity

Yesterday Tom McFarlin published an important article titled The WordPress Community (A Comedy of Drama, Ego, Oligarchies, and More). If you work with WordPress or the WordPress community, it is mandatory reading and worth some serious reflection. Tom shines a light on some of the darker parts of flat-structure communities and asks poignant questions about communication, language,…

#BCPWDRF no.1: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? July 3rd, 2015

I know you’re all waiting with bated breath for the announcement of the first meeting of the Book Club for People Who Don’t Read Fast (#BCPWDRF). In my original post I hinted that the first meeting would be the last Friday of June. That obviously didn’t happen. Life intervenes etc. Irrelevant. The official date of…