In light of some recent WordCamp “forks”, Andrea Middleton has posted a draft of policies for people that are WordCamp organizers and decide to organize non-WordCamp affiliated conferences. This is a really good proactive approach in my opinion, and Andrea brings up some really good points that any past WordCamp organizer considering starting a non-WordCamp event should keep in mind. If you're a WordCamp organizer, definitely read it and bring up other items that might be relevant.
Pippin Williamson and Brad Touesnard are starting a brand new WordPress podcast specifically about development, for developers, called Apply Filters. First, they get an A+ for the name. My own site title may hint as to why I like such things. Pippin and Brad both are experienced developers with proven products. Pippin is founder of…
How to read a lot without giving up your personal time — and three books worth reading on business and life.
Job searching: You have to do it yourself, but you don’t have to do it by yourself.
Mattias Geniar gives WordPress a pat on the back for how the project has handled recent security vulnerabilities. At PHP conferences, WordPress often serves as a punching bag. Nearly every talk that discusses code quality brings in WordPress and compares it to other frameworks. WordPress always ends up at the bottom. Yet here it is,…
WordPress.com VIP is hosting another developer workshop this year, offering two+ days of hardcore WordPress training from Automattic’s VIP team. It’s a great opportunity, and comes with a hefty price tag. It’ll set you back $3600, but does including hotel and most food.
Curtis McHale defends that including solid and comprehensive documentation with your projects is probably a task you can no longer ignore, if you want to stand out as a more complete WordPress developer.