Tag: community

Ask Me Anything on ManageWP – Sep 14, Open Floor

Since I’ve been moderately quiet online over the past year, it’s about time to get back with some fresh ideas, insight and tricks from my long business journey lately. I delivered a presentation on remote teams at WordCamp Europe in Vienna, but haven’t posted a recap yet due to some presentation format issues with both Slideshare and…

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The Importance of “The Bigger Picture”

I’ve been spending the week before WordCamp US in New York City, adjusting to the time zone difference, meeting some clients and WordPress folks, and browsing around. As usual, discussions with smart entrepreneurs and developers are insightful, challenging the mind and providing various ideas for experimentation and validating different models. Workflow and Operations While chatting today with a few great…

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The Abusement of Open Source

The Free Software Foundation has a clear and concise definition of free software – which is tightly connected to what we refer to “open source” with some verbal modifications: “Free software” means software that respects users’ freedom and community. Roughly, it means that the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve…

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Back from WordCamp San Francisco

I’m back from my WordCamp San Francisco 2014 tour and I’m genuinely excited after meeting close to a thousand WordPress community members over the past few days. The magic of WordCamp San Francisco is impossible to describe unless you’ve been there at least once, and if you haven’t – I’d definitely suggest you to plan for it. However,…

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WordPress Developers – Interview with David Bisset

Our last interview in the Google+ WordPress Developers community is with David Bisset – a BuddyPress freelancer from Florida, one of the WordCamp Miami organizers, recognized WordPress expert and the creator of WP Armchair. David and I discussed the freelancing business of his and I find it quite amusing (in a good way, just like I…

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The Right People Behind a Business

I’ve had a few conversations over the last month with people who have contacted me for work lately and we’ve had a meeting or two (or currently work together). I rarely check my leads and referrals when they contact me through my blog or Twitter, which is a bad habit and I’m catching up now,…

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2013 Overview and 2014 Goals

I’m quite happy with what happened in 2013 and I’m grateful to everyone who supported me in any way during my endeavor 🙂 WordPress Core The most significant accomplishment for me was finally getting some of my patches in the WordPress Core. I have contributed more than 15 patches to the core in 3.7 and…

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A Contributor In The Team

@jakemgold @williamsba Having someone with deep knowledge of core essentially on retainer is good business, not just a profit reinvestment. — Andrew Nacin (@nacin) November 19, 2013 It’s similar when it comes to the value of consultants in a team, as many companies can’t see that.

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The Ten Years Linux Journey

A Linux/LEMP discussion on Twitter today reminded me that I’ve spent about 10 years within a Linux environment now. It’s not exclusive per se, there were times where I got back to Windows for a few months (keeping at least one system Linux-driven all the time), but it’s been a great time and I’ll tell…

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8 Tips for Technical Speakers

As a seasoned speaker at the Telerik Academy I received an invitation for one of my favorite technical events – DevReach. Despite of the fact that I am too biased with Open Source and normally try to stay away from Microsoft and other companies relying mostly on closed source products, it’s always helpful to see…

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