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Connecting with a Vibrant WordPress Community at WordCamp Asia 2024

As I write this, I am just now getting over the jet lag from returning home from Asia. A 16-hour time difference is no joke! So please be sure to excuse any typos. That said, my trip to Asia to go to WordCamp Asia 2024 brought me joy, wisdom, and revitalization. Here’s my take on…

A Year of Transformation: Engagements, Innovations, and Explorations in 2023

A Year of Transformation: Engagements, Innovations, and Explorations in 2023

Reflecting on the past year can be difficult because it was such an eventful year. Identifying the highs and lows isn’t straightforward at first glance. Like other years, there was a lot of travel, significant life events, and luckily‚Ķ many more highs than lows. Among these moments, one stands out as not just a highlight…

Unbiased, Unaffiliated, & Unfiltered WordPress News: My New YouTube Adventure

Unbiased, Unaffiliated, & Unfiltered WordPress News: My New YouTube Adventure

The WordPress community needs good, quality industry news to thrive, compete, and stay informed. While there are good news sources out there, many tend to have an affiliate relationship, are primarily in written form, or are sponsored by one or multiple brands. This is why I decided to flex my Journalism degree from many ages…

Journey to Athens: My Unforgettable Experience at WordCamp Europe 2023

Journey to Athens: My Unforgettable Experience at WordCamp Europe 2023

I had the privilege of both attending and sponsoring WordCamp Europe 2023, which took place from June 8th to 10th in the city of Athens, Greece. The annual conference is a focal point for WordPress enthusiasts, developers, and businesses from primarily Europe, but also has a large presence of folks from Asia and around the…

SolidWP: Our Journey to Rebranding a Long-Established WordPress Brand

SolidWP: Our Journey to Rebranding a Long-Established WordPress Brand

Rebranding a large software project is a bit like turning a speedboat versus a cruise ship – it takes much longer to turn the latter, and there’s a lot more at stake. Everything requires a lot of planning and effort, and it can be challenging from multiple angles, including development, design, marketing, support – I…

Passionate Ownership and Delicious Burgers: My Investment in Rosemarie’s Burgers

Passionate Ownership and Delicious Burgers: My Investment in Rosemarie’s Burgers

Investing in a restaurant can be a daunting prospect. I’m a software application guy, not a restaurateur. With fierce competition, strict regulations, and demanding quality control standards, it takes a special combination of factors to succeed. Yet, despite the challenges, I have found myself drawn to investing in Rosemarie’s Burgers, a restaurant with a passionate…

Bringing strategy and focus to additional brands: iThemes, Kadence, and Iconic

Bringing strategy and focus to additional brands: iThemes, Kadence, and Iconic

My main focus has been on GiveWP for the better part of the last 8-years. In that time we have taken the brand from an idea to a multimillion dollar project. I learned a lot throughout that journey and it’s shaped me into the person I am today. Today I’m excited to announce that I’ll…