So the month of May was very haphazard and I sincerely apologize to the many loyal readers who kept asking for the next newsletter. Trying to do two full time jobs at once is, ha!, surprisingly difficult. Who would’ve “thunk” it?! But what better time to get back in the flow than WordCamp Europe 2021 🙂

Also trying to making #MorningCoffee a bit more shareable and user friendly – to that end, every newsletter will be an actual blog post so you all can correct me when a prognostication or assumption goes horribly wrong (just yell on Twitter so I can see it).

One item that has literally been in the works is an expose on some recent issues at a large open source project. I’ve edited it down from 5000 words to about 2500 but it’s still not ready, with WordCamp Europe in full swing let’s plan on some interesting reading at the end of the week.

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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 to the WordPress community and project. From the Cloud7 post, Cloudways partners with WordPress security tool provider Patchstack: “Cloudways is releasing WordPress command-line interface (WP-CLI) packages designed by Patchstack that will be available for everyone to use as open-source. WordPress users can utilize these packages …

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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 Matt Mullenweg, closing it all out on June 9. Quick link pointers: Registration still available in limited quantities Community dashboard Of course, the schedule …

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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 …

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