On 12th Feb, I joined Automattic as a Community Wrangler. They are the fine folks behind WordPress.com, Akismet, Jetpack (two plugins this blog has be running on for a long time now), Longreads, WooCommerce and much more. It also has open-source at the core of is DNA. The company works in a completely distributed manner, …
I often work while sipping some coffee at Starbucks. The coffee is admittedly expensive, but pretty decent to get work done. Mainly because they give decently fast WIFI and also they get the lighting right. Once such day, someone approached me. He was wearing a “something very nice about Open-source” t-shirt. He introduced himself and …
A really unscientific poll of 9 people using Slack and some tips to make Slack work for your teams.
Some tough questions and possibly some answers.
A classic case of how NOT to introduce yourself at a WordCamp.
Over-coming a fear that has been haunting for a long time.
So new phase of life for me has started, and yeah, the name really is Yapapaya.
We have received plenty, it is time we realise we are very privileged. It’s time to stop calling contributing to open-source and WordPress as charity.
A culture to share expertise, make it accessible and easier to use for others. A culture that is not just about learning something and becoming an expert to get paid gigs – but a culture that nurtures understanding and expertise in others and you.
The software would not last too long without a culture of freedom and openness around it
Almost seven years ago, I joined the merry band at rtCamp with 6 founders and couple of us more. For a few years now, other than the two remaining founders, I was the oldest employee at rtCamp. Yes, you read it right! I “was” the oldest employee at rtCamp. Three months ago, I put in my papers. …