WordCamp Follow Up

35 Days of 100A month later. Follow-up.

In the last 35 days of my 100 Days of Code I’m at 108 commits. Up 10 from a year ago this month. Still working on my MEAN-stack, the Meetup group is going good. Still working on my focus issues, as in not being scattered (yikes I missed 3 days). I have done Photoshop and Illustrator, and AWS stuff, and worked on Front-end stuff with Boostrap, and Angular Material, and watched Star Wars Rouge One! So it was a good month.

100 Days of Code-Building a Theme

site-imageBuilding a Theme. Sound simple, and amazingly scary. I have wanted to build a theme since 2010 and just never got to it as I never thought I had an amazing design to share. Then I realized it was not the design, it’s the journey and process that matters more than the outcome. Here’s myFirst.

I know enough to create child themes of themes I like. I know not to mix plugins into my code. I plan to keep it simple, and build several in a row until I feel I have mastered the basics of it. And them apply to be a Theme Reviewer on the WordPress.org project theme team.

WordCamp Atlanta pot of gold logo


I really need to move my WordPress environments from FireFox over to Chrome. Use Grammarly and Hemingway more. Move my WordPress email from yahoo to google. And work on my {{handlebar mustache}}.


Get the Gold at WordCamp Atlanta

Friday March 17 is St Patrick’s Day, and the beginning of WordCamp Atlanta. Yes, 3 Beginner Sessions: Novice WordPress Users, Website Designer, Aspiring Developer. Aspiring Developer, that’s me. I understand the system pretty well, and have coded a few things, and written a front-end for WordPress, but still want to learn more. I want to learn about the code, and hooks, and things the system offers us.

I’ll be in and out on Saturday, as I am out helping another group from 11-2. I figure I can attend Seven Core Competencies of WordPress Web Designer Pros, by Judi Knight. And around for a 3 o’clock and 4 o’clcock classes.
And Sunday I get to help out and run one of the rooms. I love helping. Introducing and facilitating the discussions.

Best Practices for Non-Profits Using WooCommerce

WooCommerce logoResources are limited for many nonprofit organizations. It’s crucial for these companies to do their best work while making the most of what they have. As many of your know I helped with the second big 48in48 this last year, and will again. Since WooCommerce is free to use, open source, and works with WordPress, it’s the platform of choice for many nonprofits. WooCommerce lets these businesses accept donations online, sell products to support their cause, or both. So today’s topic, Best Practices for Non-Profits Using WooCommerce, seems like a good topic as our hearts are open today. Or are we jaded?

Best Practices for Non-Profits Using WooCommerce

Building a robust, fully functional nonprofit website with WooCommerce isn’t hard — but you have to know what you really need. A meetup where shop owners, developers and budding online entrepreneurs can come together to learn and share stories. We would love to grow our community and integrate like-minded people to talk and help each other out with everything Woo-related. Meetups are meant to benefit the local WooCommerce community through live events and the broader WordPress community through the sharing of knowledge. Lets talk about Best Practices for Non-Profits Using WooCommerce.