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/ November 20, 2015 / Comments Off on An Interview with iThemes on Self-Employment

An Interview with iThemes on Self-Employment

iThemes is a WordPress-centric company that focuses on providing a suite of tools and themes for bloggers.

Some of these tools include things like BackupBuddy, Exchange, and Sync. From their site:

> Since 2008, we’ve been creating WordPress plugins, themes and training for freelancers, marketers, entrepreneurs, designers and developers. We want to take the hassle out of running WordPress websites.

At the beginning of 2015, iThemes launched an effort called WProsper. The goal of of the effort is to help others “do well, do better with WordPress and iThemes.”

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One of the things I got into earlier in my self-employment career was trying to speak at local meet-ups, conferences, and so on.

Sometimes, circumstances make it difficult to accept those engagements (priorities and all :). But I’ve always found different types of people have different styles of presenting.

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At the end of September (September 25th – 27th, to be exact), I’ll be hanging out with a lot of other great people at WordCamp Tampa.

As of now, the schedule is still being put together, so I don’t know any more details than what you can find on the website; however, there is one event that I think anyone who is coming. should consider attending: A live code audit.

In short, it’s your code in front of a panel of other people critiquing it in front of all of your peers. Sounds scary, right?

Years ago, I used to think so – but then I realized just how great code reviews can be and I urge anyone who is writing code for a living to have someone else review their work.

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/ August 18, 2015 / Comments Off on The Grumpy Developer Podcast Revisited

The Grumpy Developer Podcast Revisited

Earlier this year, I was invited to be on the The Grumpy Developer Podcast. It was a lot of fun, I really enjoyed my time on the show, and Mike – the host – and I hit it off.

Fast forward a few weeks and I was invited back on to the show for another conversation about a variety of different things all of which were programming related.

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Over the past few weeks, Pagely has been running a series of blog posts in which they highlight people who are involved in WordPress in some capacity and, as of yesterday, I had the honor to be featured on the blog.

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