WooCommerce Cape Town Meetup

This was quite an eventful meet-up in Cape Town for WooCommerce. The highlights, for me, speaking about ‘Making WooCommerce your own‘ and Mark Forrester’s Q&A about the WooThemes Acquisition with Sean Parker-Ross.

Here are my presenter slides for the meetup:

 

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The Best of ‘Crew’ – On Work, Life, Productivity, Writing, and Learning.

A few days ago I was reading the blog of one of my favorite web designers, NoSidebar by Brian Gardner. He wrote a post titled ‘The Best Resources for Consuming Creative Content‘ – a brilliant post, in which he mentions a brilliant company called ‘Crew‘. Continue reading The Best of ‘Crew’ – On Work, Life, Productivity, Writing, and Learning.

9 Lessons To My Son in Respecting and Treating Women

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At the time of writing this, I am not a father nor do I know if I will ever have a son.

But the world has mistreated, looked down upon, and disrespected woman for centuries and changing that is the duty of men, especially fathers.

This is a few lessons to our sons in treating woman the way they were born to be treated; with love, respect and dignity.

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#WooMattic: The WooCommerce Acquisition by Automattic

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Everyone, who is anyone, is talking about iteven Drupal (yup, all linked).

Mark Forrester and Magnus Jepson of WooThemes, and Matt Mullenweg of Automattic, announced today that Automattic has successfully acquired WooCommerce – one month before Automattic’s 10th Anniversary. Continue reading #WooMattic: The WooCommerce Acquisition by Automattic

The First WooCommerce Meetup in Cape Town

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On 25 Feb 2015, I attended the first (of many to come) WooCommerce Meetup in Cape Town. The event was organised through the meetup.com group with the main topic for the evening being eCommerce in South Africa. Though, the events began with a comical note due to Meetup.com having issues processing online payments for an event focused on online payments, the joys of tech.

The event was held in the Old Biscuit Mill in Cape Town at the The Bello Studio which was a lovely venue with great art adorning the walls – great for striking up conversation and breaking the ice. Turn-out was brilliant, with almost 50 attendees. Continue reading The First WooCommerce Meetup in Cape Town

HELL YES! or No: A Simple Decision Hack for a Happier Life

Making decisions is possibly the hardest thing I ever do.

The less decisions I have to make, the happier I find myself.

Of course, this does not apply to areas of life where decision making is either a team effort (like relationships), or part of my responsibilities (like career tasks).

We have all committed to doing things we were not entirely enthusiastic about, or over-committing to a vast amount of things that are mediocre. Life is too short to be consumed by the mediocre.

Say yes to less, say yes to better; this is the way to go. Continue reading HELL YES! or No: A Simple Decision Hack for a Happier Life

Why You Should Not Aim for Success and What To Do Instead

We all have goals, dreams, and aspirations.

There is always something we hope to achieve that we think will make our lives much better and will help us attain glorious happiness.

We tell ourselves stories that if we achieve this one goal – get this one item, get that promotion, drop that pants size – that we will be successful, and if we are successful, we will be happy. Continue reading Why You Should Not Aim for Success and What To Do Instead