Wow, it’s been a while. If I’ve been tucked away in your RSS reader it may be a bit of a shock to see me pop up again. Hi!
I had been working for myself since leaving Automattic but recently started working at a Sydney web development company called Red Ant. I feel quite lucky to have landed in yet a another company full of interesting people and work. I like to think that at some point I’ll put up a post here showing off some of the stuff I’ve been working on since bbPress.
I’ve just posted an article over at the Red Ant blog about configuring Nginx to redirect SSL in
a way that doesn’t suck using maps. Worth reading if you are interested in web server configuration.
I’ll probably be posting a bit more there, so rather than cross-post to here I just suggest that anyone that’s interested may want to follow the Red Ant blog… because you are all really interested right? Right? Hello… is this thing on?
WordCamp UK 2008
WordCamp UK is on Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th of July, 2008 and the organisers have made it “over the hump” after some indecision about the venue. They have ended up with a very appropriate venue in Birmingham, enough generous sponsors to secure the event financially and a decent programme too.
You can buy tickets online now.
I’ll be there presenting two topics:
Not sure I’ll need a full hour for either, maybe I can give everyone early marks when I’m done.
I’ll also be on a discussion panel. Attendees should be well sick of me by the end of the conference.
WordCamp San Francisco 2008
WordCamp San Francisco is on Saturday the 16th of August, 2008. [Update: It’s only one day but contains two tracks]
This is the original WordCamp on it’s third time around, but it will be my first. Should be a hoot. I’ll possibly be presenting one or both of the topics I’m preparing for WordCamp UK.
It’s looking like it will be pretty popular again this year if Upcoming is any indication.
WordCamp Australia 2008
The first WordCamp Australia has just had it’s dates announced. It will be held on Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of December, 2008, somewhere in Sydney.
It’s early days yet, but you can register your interest on Upcoming now.
If you are flying in from out of town it is a good idea to book flights sooner rather than later.
Today mdawaffe hit the big red button and released bbPress 0.9.
bbPress 0.9 is a considerable improvement over the previous release with lots of bug fixes and some handy new stuff that should make installation and integration with WordPress a lot easier.
I mentioned this here, the bbPress “roundtable” at WordCamp Melbourne should be a hoot. If you are interested in getting a forum up and running alongside your WordPress install then this one
is for you.
Update: It’s sold out.
After many years of thinking I should, and not getting round to it, I now have to start a blog. My hand has been forced by my new employer, but I’m hardly complaining.
That’s a long-winded way to announce that I have joined the team at Automattic as a developer. This will be surprising to most in the WordPress community, who would barely know who I am, but not so surprising to the stalwarts of the bbPress community, where I have been contributing for a little while now.
I’ll be focusing most of my efforts on bbPress in the short term and I look forward to getting it’s releases back on track. You’ll find me in the #bbpress room on Freenode IRC most of the time, so I encourage members of the bbPress community to ping me there for instant gratification (or disappointment depending on circumstances).
My previous work was for the Omnium Open Project, a collaboration software based at the University of New South Wales, Australia. I’m thankful for the opportunities that came from working there and I wish them all the best.