Goals for 2019

(In no particular order) Read more Write more Research more Move to Brooklyn Sketch more Slow down Regain my focus Meditate consistently Practise yoga consistently Read The Field Study Handbook Apply The Field Study Handbook Cook more Eat more vegetables Think bigger Write a newsletter Build a product Do more with Notion Travel to 3 continents Pay down […]

Notes from WordCamp for Publishers 2018

This week, I’m attending/speaking at WordCamp for Publishers 2018 in Chicago. It’s my first time in Chicago and my first time at an “enterprise-level” WordCamp, so I am beyond excited. My talk was titled “Decisions, not Options” in the Age of Gutenberg, which covered some general design principles for building block UIs. As part of […]

Thoughts on Composer, dependency management, and “practical” autoloading in WordPress

As Tomodomo (my company that builds websites for magazines) grows, I’m spending more and more of my time thinking through “bigger picture” technical architecture decisions, as opposed to actual implementation. I try hard to make sure our technical architecture follows broad industry best practices, while leveraging the best that WordPress has to offer. In the […]

Notes from WordCamp Halifax 2018

I was thrilled to be asked back to WordCamp Halifax this year, after having spoken at last year’s inaugural event. This year, I spoke about Gutenberg (which I’m using to write this post), and our experience of choosing Gutenberg and building for a Gutenberg world. The talk was more philosophy and anecdote than step-by-step coding […]