I just returned from a week long company meetup with Automattic in San Diego. As a fun thing to do and to keep me alert, my partner Amy gave me a scavenger hunt for while I was there. I had to find and take a picture of the following 11 things. I got all but 1. I even crowdsourced and got some of my coworkers to help me out. It was definitely a fun activity for the trip and I feel like it kept me connected to Amy during the trip :) Here’s the list:
- a coconut
- 5 different flip flops in one photo
- a beard at least 8 inches long
- a beagle
- as many mac laptops as can fit in a photo
- something turquoise
- a canadian license plate
- 3 people making a pyramid
- a lighthouse
- something with wings over something that floats
- two people kissing
I couldn’t find the coconut, but here are the other 10 photos:
5 different flip flops
Hagrid with an 8+ inch beard
as many mac laptops as I could get
Baxter the baby and Geoge the Automattician both wearing turquoise
a Canadian (BC) license plate
3 people making a pyramid
a flying bird over a floating boat
married couple happily kissing
Oh, and if you think that’s the kind of meetup and company you want to be part of, we’re hiring.
I’m happy & proud to get the opportunity to speak at WordCamp San Diego on March 24th 2012. The event sold out in a mere 12 hours, so I can’t even tell you to come check it out, unless you already have a ticket! But, the weekend should be a huge blast :)
The talk I am giving is about using the version control system Git; best practices, case studies and various workflows when using it with WordPress. In the spirit of open-source and of git, I am doing a bit of an experiment with it. The whole talk is getting prepared on GitHub. That means both the outline and the slides are available there as I prepare them. The idea is that you (everyone/anyone) will collaborate by asking questions you want answered ahead of time, bringing suggestions, corrections and amendments along the way.
Here’s how you can collaborate:
- Take a look at the github repository
- Take a look at the
work-in-progress completed slides — these were continuously updated/rebuilt each time I updated them, and since they are just an HTML page, you can revisit them anytime you want.
- Open an issue on github for any issues, questions, comments, recommendations, etc…
- Specifically, I want to know what kind of experience you’ve had with Git (versioning plugins, themes, private client sites, working with core, etc.), what challenges you’ve faced (and how did you overcome them), what workflows do you have, what questions using git do you have, etc.
- Fork the repository and submit a pull request if you want a specific change incorporated
- If you’re uncomfortable using git/github, feel free to comment on this post or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org (or via the contact form on this site) instead
That’s the idea, no idea if it will work or not. I think the presentation can be that much better with some feedback from the community, but if not, I promise not to disappoint you (too much) either way.
Let me know your thoughts!