Siobhan McKeown has been busy. Like, really busy. With her just-minted appointment at Audrey Capital, Matt Mullenweg‘s investment firm, she’s hit the ground running working on what seems a crazy-amount of things. This is including the pending WordPress Book that’s going to be featuring much of the history and backstory of how a little application took over the internet. As she’s shared recently, Chapter 3 is already out, or at least a pass of it, so that you can take a gander at the work so far:
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Tomorrow is Mother’s Day which means that every married man with kids (well, not all of them…) is fretting about doing something legit tomorrow. I’ll probably be at my local Target early tomorrow trying to find some crappy Mother’s Day card that means little more than the ridiculous $4.99 that I will pay for it. Hm… I can do better (and so can you)! Ok, but before that, enjoy our weekly roundup. 🙂
The documentation project that the community has been working on, spearheaded and lead by Siobhan McKeown, is continuing to build steam and she’s involved the community at every step of the way. Right now she’s looking for your feedback in terms of a survey that she’s putting together to get people to answer about the documentation. As she relates, the point of this particular survey is to:
It’s been a pretty crazy week here at 8BIT and WP Daily but that doesn’t mean that it hasn’t bee fun – we’re having tons of fun getting tons of stuff done, I just wish we had an extra few hours in each day to get it all sorted! This probably isn’t too far from what you guys are experiencing so I’ll just leave it at that, but I hope your resting his weekend and finding time to hang out with those that matter, like your friends, your family, and your bed. I know that I’ve already had my share […]
This is a brilliant idea by the WordPress team and I think it’s a smart way to solicit and receive support – it’s kind of like those “Adopt a Highway” signs that you see posted up on the road but much better, right? (And to be honest I have, like you perhaps, thought about adopting a highway at least once in my life.) The Codex is a completely free place to get information about the stuff that you need to make your WordPress life even better – they are managed through volunteers and receive contribution from even more volunteers who […]
WordCamp Miami is just around the corner and it’s looking to shape up into an incredible experience for those that are making their way down south. And looking at the schedule and the calibre of speakers I’d say that it’s going to be well-worth anyone’s time! One talk that caught my attention this morning was via Siobhan McKeown’s blog and her talk about the GPL that got me very excited: What I will be looking at is the history of the GPL, what it is, what it means for WordPress, and how it became part of the project. There are some […]
Siobhan, who recently announced that she’s moving to full-time work with Audrey Capital, has shared some new screens and wireframes of a proposed new look for a better reference for WordPress code. They’ve made some great headway so far but are looking for more community feedback – this is especially important because for many of us the references available to us like the Codex are invaluable to our continued development and work. She’s already created a number of questions about navigation elements, other development resources, content options, and more. Here are some of the existing wires as they stand today […]
First-off, big congrats to Siobhan and her new role, which started this week! Audrey Capital, the angel investment firm led by Matt Mullenweg, will give Siobhan a full-time role which means that she’ll be putting “pause” on her Words for WP contract firm for the time being. What will Siobhan be doing instead? Well, she’ll be doing a lot of what she’s already been doing except on a much bigger scale (and perhaps paycheck): It’s no surprise to anyone that one of my focuses is going to be working on WordPress documentation. This will be in terms of planning and […]
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!