MWUG notes from Wednesday 21 January 2015

Some notes from last night’s MWUG meeting. Something I don’t get along to often enough, as Mike has mentioned on occasion.¬†:)

Business and Open Source

At WordCamp Europe 2014, I described how¬†working with Open Source has enabled me to grow in business, and to grow my business. I talked about the tensions between Open Source and traditional business instincts, and shared how giving in to giving stuff away has powered my growth as a consultant working with WordPress. If you’re …

PHPNW12: Effective code reviews

A really entertaining talk, with great slides, by Sebastian Marek at PHPNW12 on Code Reviews. As usual, the notes below are a mix my understanding of what Sebastian said and what I was thinking as he said it. If I’ve misunderstood or misheard, just let me know in the comments. Introducing the characters (cute little …

Great day at Barcamp Manchester

Barcamp Manchester, held yesterday at the MEN Media HQ, was great and made it clear to me once again that there’s a great web community up here in the North. A very exciting place to be at the moment, and I’m convinced things here will only get better. Barcamps are always an opportunity to meet …

BarCamp Leeds

Very excited to be signed up for my first BarCamp, and the first BarCamp Leeds ever. Big thanks to Deb, Imran Ali, Tom Scott & Dominic Hodgson for organising this. Now I’ve just got to work out what to talk about, ideas so far: WordPress as a CMS Events searches for Children & the Arts …