Fri, Apr 26, 2019, 8:15 AM
Entrepreneurship requires creativity and innovative thinking. Yet living and working in one location can feel like being trapped in an echo chamber, thereby limiting our creative potential.
In 2018, Jennifer Chang found herself at a crossroads. She had successfully sold a startup in 2017 and chased the rising tech pay into the job market, but felt her creativity was being stifled by job descriptions. After being fired from yet another job, she decided to embark on a six month journey around the world to revitalize her creative energy. Her trip took her across 5 continents, 20 countries, 35 flights, and 45,000 miles. Throughout her journey, she met with entrepreneurs, investors, and technologists, using a shared interest in startups as a way to connect with local people, places, and cultures.
In this presentation, Jennifer will share highlights from her journey, including the unique organizations and companies she came across as she travelled the globe, looking for entrepreneurial soulmates.
The best part of reading through them on the day after is being able to read and react to all the additional conversations and sub-threads. There’s also more time to catch what I missed and read and reflect on some of the more dense links to other sources. I hope I can manage to digest it all before PressEDConf20 is upon us.
It was a huge amount of effort and work by our wonderful hosts and all the presenters. Congratulations all around!
Photos from last night’s gala:
I really had a grand time at WordCamp Santa Clarita Valley yesterday. I’d like to thank the visionary Joe Simpson, Jr. and his entire group of fantastic organizers and kind volunteers for putting the entire thing together. I couldn’t imagine a better launch for a brand new camp.
College of the Canyons was a fantastic location for the camp and even had some excellent outdoor patio and dining space for lunch.
I do wish I’d been able to make my schedule work out to have been able to attend on Friday. I’m particularly bummed that I didn’t get to see Glenn Zucman’s presentation as he’s always doing some of the most interesting and creative things with WordPress. I’ll wait patiently for WordPress.tv to deliver it for me.
Some of my favorite highlights:
- David Nuon wearing a blonde Richard Dean Anderson wig during his talk MacGyver plays with blocks: Using the Gutenberg editor in new and surprising ways
- Chatting with Kat Christofer of Woo Commerce about how she and the Woo team create better documentation for their product. I think there’s some things we can learn for documenting pieces of the IndieWeb experience with WordPress. She also mentioned the beginning of a new short Mustang road trip.
- Joseph Dickson going old school on Upgrading Kubrick for Gutenberg. His highlighting the fact that the editor is able to better mirror the ultimate output as a time saver is an intriguing idea.
- Not that they aren’t always in general, and I didn’t think about it until reflecting on it today, but I also want to mention the spectacular diversity of speakers and attendees at the camp. It really made for a better and more well-rounded experience. I’ll give all the credit to Joe and his team who I suspect are directly responsible for designing it to be that way from the very beginning.
On a more personal level, my two favorite parts included: Seeing the viceral reactions of a handful of people as the proverbial light switch was turned on when they realized the power and flexibility of the posting interfaces provided by micropub clients during my talk. There was also a palpable rush at the end while using a few minutes of extra time demoing some examples of my website and and the power of Micropub, Webmention, and backfeed along with some other IndieWeb goodness. I’ve already had a number of people following up with additional questions, conversations, and emails.
For those who may have missed them, here is a link to my slides from the Micropub and WordPress talk and a link to some of the bigger pieces I’ve wrtitten about with respect to WordPress and IndieWeb technologies in the past. Naturally, these are only a supplement to the hundreds of others who are working in and documenting the space.
I’ll also give a special thanks to Joseph Dickson for the photo/tweet of me just before the talk:
— Joseph Dickson (@joe4ska) April 6, 2019
Join us 1–4pm MT Tuesday, 2 April 2019 at AnnotatED, a free annotation summit brought to you by Hypothesis in conjunction with OLC Innovate 2019. RSVP NOW to reserve your spot at this free event. Can't make it to Colorado? RSVP as a virtual participant. Learn more about all the annotation activities happening at #OLCInnovate! Attendees will include leaders from the annotation community like Marginal Syllabus co-founder Remi Kalir, Francisco Perez from CROWDLAAERS, Director of Education Jeremy Dean and Nate Angell from Hypothesis, and folks from institutions now piloting annotation like CSU Channel Islands and MSU Denver. The summit will feature a mini-keynote from Manuel Espinoza, Associate professor of Educational Foundations at CU Denver. Connect with your peers at other institutions working with annotation. Learn about and share annotation use cases. Explore existing and new research on the impact of annotation in education. Find out how you, your colleagues, and your institution can get started or expand annotation in partnership with Hypothesis. Help shape future annotation summits. Refreshments provided.
On Saturday April 13th, we’ll be hosting our annual Celebrating Children Gala. Join us for this intimate evening at the stunning Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles to support Hathaway-Sycamores’ critical efforts in providing homes and hope to hundreds of young adults facing homelessness across Los Angeles County.
Saturday, April 13th | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 14th | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.<
Since 1996, The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has become a world renowned experience gathering writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians and emerging storytellers like no other. Today over 150,000 people attend, making it the largest festival of its kind in the United States. Join us this year as we celebrate our literary culture and the Los Angeles Times’ passion for story.
Hello WPCampus friends! We’re excited to announce that our Call for Proposals for this year’s conference will be opening soon! We’re looking forward to another year of wonderful ideas, demonstrations, brainstorming, and benchmarking. Session Topics As in past years, we’re looking for a variety of topics on anything that might bring value to our community. …
Micropub and WordPress: Custom Posting Applications
The W3C recommended Micropub specification (2017) allows developers to create custom posting applications for a wide variety of data targeting any content management system that supports the spec.
I will provide an overview of the setup and use of the available plugin and endpoint for WordPress. I’ll also provide a beginner walk-though for a variety of client applications like Quill, Teacup, OwnYourGram, OwnYourSwarm, Omnibear, and others that allow one to easily post status updates, bookmarks, likes, check-ins/location data, photos, and more directly to their WordPress sites.
We’ll also talk about how developers can create custom posting interfaces to drastically simplify content creation and posting for clients in ways that can be even simpler and more flexible than working with Gutenberg.
My talk on “Micropub and WordPress: Custom Posting Applications” will take place on from –
College of the Canyons
Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, California 91355
This post is an “indie event” so feel free to RSVP by adding yourself in the comments section below or by sending a webmention so I’ll know to expect you, but be sure to purchase tickets in advance. General admission is $40 and includes:
- Two days of sessions of everything WordPress — design, development, e-commerce, marketing and more!
- Day 1 (Friday, April 5) will focus on getting started with WordPress and WooCommere;
- Day 2 (Saturday, April 6) offers a full slate of WordPress content spread across three simultaneous tracks;
- Lunch on Friday & Saturday, including snacks and refreshments;
- Swag and sponsor goodies; and
- Afterparty Saturday (details to follow)
Any questions? Respond below or ask me in the IndieWeb chat. I look forward to seeing everyone there!
We’re thrilled to debut the first-annual WordCamp Santa Clarita will be held at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center University Center on the campus of College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California. Friday, April 5, Beginner’s Day Time Vásquez Rocks Vásquez Rocks were named after...
Domains 2019 is a two-day conference on 2019-06-10 - 2019-06-11 geared toward Indieweb for Education, A Domain of One's Own, and EdTech spaces. Sessions will focus on learning tools, data ownership, IndieWeb, containers and the cloud, privacy and surveillance, accessibility, and art. It will be held at 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, North Carolina, USA
Please visit https://domains.reclaimhosting.com/register/ to register for the conference.
Notice the indie web sessions at this conference geared toward the education crowd.
Tue, Mar 26, 2019, 7:00 PM
Welcome back everyone! We took off February and now we're back at it!
WordPress Pasadena is back in beautiful Old Town Pasadena at one of the first (and finest) Co-Workin' spaces in town, CrossCampus (http://www.crosscamp.us/).
My Fall/Winter math class will be over, so I can go back to attending the Pasadena WordPress Meetup!
Fri, Mar 15, 2019, 8:15 AM
Join us for the journey of CTO Barbara Bickham. She’ll take us from what first intrigued her about computers and entrepreneurship, her career choices and the chances she took along the way-- to becoming a CTO, leader of a Blockchain accelerator, and startup advisor. She’ll also share her vision of the tech horizon.
Barbara Bickham, CTO with extensive experience in Technology and Entrepreneurship. Her current areas of expertise are in the Internet of Things, Blockchain, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence.
The Digital Pedagogy Lab – Toronto event is on March 18-20, 2019. We are virtually connecting to you from the Gladstone Hotel in Queen West Village with two (maybe three!) opportunities to connect to this wonderful event from afar. Join us at a distance for a hangout with #DigPed keynotes, track...