My flash talk from this year’s Automattic Grand Meetup made it online. I posted about my trip before, specifically Hoover Dam and Horseshoe Bend, this will tie them together and give you a better idea of the trip.
I was asked to introduce Matt Mullenweg and Philadelphia Councilman David Oh at this year’s State of the Word. Although my part was brief, it’s safe to say it was the biggest crowed I’ve spoken before.
I’m currently in Austin, TX for the inaugural team meetup of Apollo, the WordPress.org-focused team that I switched to when was created a few months ago. After five days of discussions, planning, and working on code, we took some time off today and went indoor skydiving.
It was a lot of fun, and surprisingly much less dangerous than jumping out of a flying airplane! It was exciting to be able to build on my Park City, UT experience and improve my body control in a way that I was almost able to steer myself.
I decided to try out the time-lapse feature that came with iOS 8, and since the sun was starting to set I chose that as a motive. I’m was positively surprised by how well it came out, given I shot it with a two-year-old iPhone 5.
At Automattic’s Grand Meetup, one of the activities offered was Skydiving. It felt like the perfect opportunity to do something completely outside of my comfort zone, so I signed up! And who would have known, I ended up enjoying it a lot more than anticipated! Please excuse my language after landing.
Yesterday I spoke at the Creative Corridor WordPress Meetup in Cedar Rapids, IA about Twenty Fourteen and default themes. It was the first time I did a video Q&A and I had a great time doing it!
I recently spoke at WordCamp Los Angeles about WordPress’ Customizer and the video of that session has recently been released on WordPress.tv. Here it is for your viewing pleasure:
I’ll be speaking at WordCamp Tokyo next week and I could not be more excited about the opportunity!
Naoko, one of the organizers and fellow Automattician, asked me to put together a quick intro video for the session page, she even added Japanese subtitles.
The U.S. National Anthem, performed by the USC Marching Band at USC’s Spring Game in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on March 13th, 2013.
This morning I had the chance to try out a Double Robot to discover Automattic’s new offices!
Please excuse the weird camera angle from my laptop, I never got around to set my display camera as the default. Also the setup for the video could have been better but I had literally two minutes to prepare 🙂