Doc’s WordPress News Drop is a weekly report on the most pressing WordPress news. When the news drops, I will pick it up and deliver it right to you. On episode #101 of The Stack Overflow Podcast, Matt Mullenweg discusses the possibility of shutting down Automattic’s beautiful office in San Francisco. According to this listing, it sounds like the Automattic “Lounge” hit the market on April 8th for about $1,000,000 a year. Love WordPress news but hate reading? This is Doc Pop’s News Drop! On the hunt for a new office in San Francisco? It sounds like Automattic’s office on […]
We are so happy to announce our first WordPress get together in San Francisco. Please join us for drinks and conversation at The Willows SF on Wednesday, July 8th from 6:30-8:30pm. This is an informal gathering and open to WordPressers of all skills and levels. Click here for more info and be sure to RSVP! We hope to see many of our readers there and hear whats on your mind in the community. Get there early for complimentary beer and snacks!
We had a great time hanging out and chatting with everyone at WordCamp San Francisco this weekend. Throughout the weekend, we were lucky enough to interview some of the attendees and ask them about their WordCamp experiences. In this article, we’ve shared a few of our favorites, but you can see the full set of interviews here. Thanks to all our old and new friends for their time! Crafty Chica Crafty Chica is a legend in the craft community. Her talk focused on how bringing passion to whatever you do can pay off. As a side note, Kathy’s blog was an early […]
Are you a new WordPress user? Are you interested in learning the coding language behind WordPress? Do you want to build your own WordPress blog, or improve your WordPress site? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you should check out the WordPress workshops scheduled for the weekend of March 29 and 30, in San Francisco. The event is hosted by WordPress Open Studio, and is open to the public! There will be 2 workshops held—the first on March 29 and the second on March 30—for beginner and intermediate WordPress users, respectively. WordPress 101 Hands-on Workshop (Beginner) Saturday, March 29 […]
WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg donates $1.5 million to help complete an $8 mil San Francisco Bay project lighting up the Golden Gate. This is in addition to an initial $100k pledge when the project started. Matt originally posted and asked for donations for the project back in May 2012: The $8 million project was $1.5 million short of its fundraising goals to maintain the display, but project officials announced today that blogging platform WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg donated the remaining amount.
By now you may have already encountered and/or read more than your fair share of the PyCon cluster-wah and how it all went down with developers, a “joke,” a picture, a tweet, and a technology evangelist. The net result of the Adria Richards vs “Dongles” was that she was relieved of her job at SendGrid as well as the developer who made the comment. For sure, this isn’t the first time that Adria Richards has publicly come forward and shared her perspective with others and I imagine it won’t be her last – for example, she once made this comment […]
This past week has been an absolute blur – busyness hit an all-time high today as I had a keynote at a conference early in the morning, my daughter’s soccer game, and 3 back-to-back-to-back birthday parties and then my wife had a girl’s night out while I took care of the kids. Whew. I’m drained. But it’s a “good” type of drained, you know? Hope you’re having a great weekend yourself. With that, here’s your Weekend WordPress Roundup:
It’s been a relative “light” week as I look back on the past 7 days – although we’ve had a record amount of posts published this past week the other sources of news articles has been relatively small. And when I say “small” I don’t mean small-small as there’s always a lot going on. Just compared to the previous week I suppose. I’m rambling. In anycase, here are some great articles that you may have missed that we didn’t cover – and don’t forget to enter into our BlogDroid Giveaway!