Moving On From Pantheon

WordCamp US 2019 will be bittersweet as it will be the last WordCamp I have planned for the foreseeable future and my last day at Pantheon. It has been almost 4 years since I joined the Developer Relations team at Pantheon and I have grown so much, personally and professionally, during that time. I took […]

Cape Lookout South Trail (Beach Switchback)

The summers are beautiful in Oregon so Christine, our two dogs, and I took advantage this past Saturday and went hiking on the coast at the Cape Lookout South Trail (map). The trails in the Cape Lookout State Park are dog-friendly and provide a few different options. There is a North trail and South trail. […]

FJ Cruiser

After being a one-car family for years in Dallas, TX I decided to buy my dream car after moving to Oregon. I did lots of research, shopped multiple sources, went on many test drives, and waited until I found exactly what I wanted, for the price I wanted. I settled on a 2014 FJ Cruiser […]

The Journey to Automated WordPress Updates

I’m attending my third LoopConf and I can’t recommend it enough. It is an independent, developer-focused WordPress conference. I really enjoyed the single track focus and I was able to network nerd out with other advanced developers the entire time. This year Matt Cheney (@populist) and I did a workshop on Automating WordPress Updates. The final product took us over […]

Why I’m Excited About Gutenberg

For those of you that don’t know, Gutenberg is the project name for the re-imagining of the WordPress editorial experience. Gutenberg is being developed in modern JavaScript, with tooling such as React and webpack. In December 2016, we heard this idea of learning JavaScript deeply at WordCamp US. WordPress is about democratizing publishing – there isn’t anything that says we have to continue […]

Using Lighthouse to Audit Performance of Pull Requests

In December I stopped by the Google booth at WordCamp US 2017 and got to see their new site auditing tool – Lighthouse. Lighthouse is an open-source, automated tool for improving the quality of web pages. … It has audits for performance, accessibility, progressive web apps, and more. It generates some really useful reports in both HTML format, […]