Thoughts on volunteer work and leadership

I recently had the honor (and challenge!) of leading the team that organized the largest French WordPress event to date: WordCamp Paris 2016. There have already been lots of great reviews about the WordCamp; about the 32 talks, the change in venue and the networking opportunities. For me, the event itself was like slaving over a meal all day…

The WordCamp Paris 2016 Organizing Team

Where and why I am slacking

Growing up, “slack” was synonymous with a complete lack of productivity or being a downright loser. These days, it’s the exact opposite. Before I go into the Where and the Why, let’s briefly look at What. What is this Slack you speak of? When I first heard about Slack, I thought, “Oh great, one more…

Slack

What makes a great newsletter?

On Monday I sent out my first newsletter and have received a lot of great feedback and encouragement to continue. It was a pre-newsletter really, because in it I mention that it’s new, that it’s the first time I’ve opened up a mailing list to the public, and that I admittedly have no idea what…

What makes a great newsletter?

Happy New Year 2016!

I wish all of you the very best this new year has to offer: health, happiness, love, prosperity. 2015 was a difficult year for me and for many people I’ve spoken with. It was a year full of challenges and hard times. But that also means that it was a year full of GROWTH, and…

Happy New Year 2016

TCPDF: what CSS does it support?

This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now: test for some basic CSS to create a comprehensive list of what TCPDF, my preferred method for generating PDFs on the web, does and doesn’t take into account. It took prepping for my talk at WPTech to finally get me to sit down…

TCPDF and CSS

Celebrating 15 years of freelancing…with a sabbatical!

This month marks the 15 year anniversary of when I set out on my own as a freelancer, building websites for small businesses. I’ve met extraordinary people along the way, produced volumes of work that (most days) I’m quite proud of, confronted numerous challenges and found myself doing and learning things I never would have…

15 years of freelancing

Adventures with WPML and multilingual WordPress

This article was initially commissioned to be part of a series exploring the different multilingual plugins for WordPress, for the popular French site WPChannel.com. As per my usual, I got a little carried away and ended up writing over 2000 words about my first experiences using WordPress as a multilingual platform, why I chose and…

Multilingual WordPress

Complete results of my 2015 WordPress maintenance survey

In early May, I took a survey looking to get a better understanding of what’s being practiced in the WordPress community in terms of maintenance: services offered, tools used and pricing. While the survey was mostly to satisfy my own curiosity, it was also used to compliment a talk I gave at WordCamp Lyon on June…

Results of my WordPress maintenance survey

Suite de ma conf à WordCamp Lyon

Malgré quelques soucis techniques (nppt : un fichier PowerPoint ne fonctionne pas très bien ouvert avec Keynote), j’ai été ravie de présenter mon rétrospective sur l’évolution des sites Internet et les rôles et responsabilités de client et prestataire en ce qui concerne la maintenance des sites. Comme est souvent le cas lors des conférences, on…

WordCamp Lyon - Maintenance Matters

Upcoming: WordCamp Lyon

I am absolutely thrilled to be speaking at the first WordCamp Lyon on June 5! Lyon holds a special place in my heart, being the first city I lived in upon arriving in France back in 1996, and where I eventually moved and started my career in the web a couple years later. My first…

WordCamp Lyon