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How To In-Person?

When was the last time you were at a conference with 200+ attendees? For me it’s been a while, and I was doing it multiple times a month at one point. Let’s pretend you are past all the potential Covid anxiety issues. I wasn’t but a few things made me feel better. What should you […]

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WordCamp Europe 2021 a Success

We just completed three days of good old WordCamp Europe, and for a virtual conference I have to give it a full five out five stars. The sessions were great, the platform, Hublio, is really a pleasure to navigate. I was able to run through quickly, easily, message, and meet people. As much as I […]

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500 Billion Dollars

That is an amazingly huge amount of money, and what is referring to? WordPress! From BusinessWire, WordPress Economy Drives More Than Half a Trillion in Revenue, New Global Study Shows: “To put the global WordPress economy in context, if WordPress were a country, its economy would rank 39th in the world according to an IMF […]

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Ecwid Acquired by Lightspeed

This is big news. Ecwid has gone from a simple payment gateway to a mini-Shopify to, I assume, a direct competitor to Shopify with the weight and financing of Lightspeed. Lightspeed will gain a foothold in a new and growing market segment. Of course we need to get some details from the press release, Lightspeed […]

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Christie Chirinos Joins Codeable

I’m sensing a theme at Codeable: Step 1, find talented WordPress folk who have hosting experience; Step 2, hire them. Announced June 7, Christie has taken on a new role at Codeable, Partner Community Development Lead. From the blog, Developing the Codeable Expert Community & Partner Community operations: “Christie will be leading the activity to […]

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Mike Demo Joins Codeable

Those in the open source communities of WordPress and Joomla have known Mike Demopoulos for many years (as Mike Demo or Demo or 🌈👾🎢⚽ – isn’t one name enough 😉) and for the last five year specifically he has spent his work days at InMotion Hosting. Announced yesterday, Mike has taken on a new role […]

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Cloudways and Patchstack

There have been a ton of announcements regarding acquisitions, partnerships, and more. I thought I’d pick this one up for two reasons, one and a disclosure, I am the Director of WordPress at Cloudways, and two, it’s a bit of work I’m very glad we’ve been able to make it happen since it contributes back […]

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WordCamp Europe 2021 Underway

Short and sweet, #WCEU is underway through June 9. The virtual platform selected is really easy to navigate and friendlier then some I’ve seen over the last year. The best part, is that sessions are short and sweet, which is something I’m a big fan of for virtual events. The schedule is packed solid with […]

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Networking (again) in Person

I’ve really missed the “real” networking of days long ago. Constant Zooms, Slacks, and digital communication have been invaluable but nothing – nothing – beats sitting across from someone and having a conversation with all the nuance, physical responses, smiles, frowns, laughs and more. In person networking is coming back. Yesterday I was able to […]