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Pouring One Out for the Podcast

Maru the cat hiding in drawer The final episode of the WordPress Help Twins podcast was published 4/21/2016. We hope you enjoyed what we produced, and you’ve found our insights, experiences, and banter helpful and entertaining. We did it to help people grow their WP skills, and according to what several people have told me, it did that for them. The archived episodes aren’t going anywhere, so we hope they’ll continue to be beneficial.

Thank you for listening, subscribing, submitting questions/suggestions, being guests, and spreading the word, we appreciate all of it, and especially all of you!

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Dissecting the Hello, Flower Project

Hello, Flower: flower, code, SMS interaction

In mid-2015 I co-founded the SteelCode Collective with my friend, Bryan Robinson. We make creative projects that combine Bryan’s handmade physical objects with my code and writing.

SteelCode exists because Bryan approached me with a project idea; he had created a large steel flower based on a design by his daughter Gracie. He wanted to put the flowers in public spaces and have them deliver poetry or literature to people. He asked if I was interested in collaborating on it with him. Of course I was.

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Why I’ve given up my business

Four hikers waving.

tl;dr version:
It wasn’t working, I wasted a lot of time, and I prefer to not eat ramen noodles for meals unless it’s proper Japanese ramen.

I’m looking for full-time employment, if you’re hiring, please get in touch.

If that’s enough for you, cool. If you really want to know more, keep reading.

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Podcasting Production: The Wicked Fast Edition

editing an episode

Now that there are 16 episode/lets of the WordPress Help Twins podcast (as of this writing), I’ve been getting questions about what goes into creating it. Here’s a tour of the process at breakneck speed.

I took over editing episode/lets of the WordPress Help Twins podcast on episode #3. I’m used to editing video; sometimes having to organize several hours of footage from multiple cameras. Editing an audio podcast is simple by comparison.

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WordCamp Seattle

Hey Seattle folks, I’ll be co-hosting the There Are No Dumb Questions: Q&A With the WordPress Help Twins workshop with Kelli Wise of Pint Sized Sites at WordCamp Seattle, the Beginner Edition October 24.

If you’re new to the WordPress world, WordCamp is a great place to learn new things, meet some dope folks, and get answers. A full day of WordPress information and connections is only $20, and lunch is included. What are you waiting for? Grab a ticket!

In addition to our Q&A workhop, Kelli and I will also be holding court at the Help Desk/Happiness Bar (no booze, sorry). Ask us about the WordPress Help Twins podcast we’re creating.

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