We love WordPress. We’ve been using it as our platform of choice since 2007. We’ve even written a post about why we use WordPress. One of the best parts about WordPress doesn’t come from the software. It comes from the WordPress Community that we’re a part of. We’re very lucky to have a large and diverse WordPress Community here in Southern California. We’re spread all the way from San Diego up to Los Angeles. We have access to three major WordCamps in driving range.
Our local meetup has five different monthly meetings (Pixel Jar organizes the developer night) and we have made friends and hired employees after meeting people at these events. Helping others succeed and learn is hugely rewarding and is a unique feature of the WordPress space.
We also learn a ton by being involved in the community. Some of the smartest people we know are involved with the open source project. Meeting and discussing new techniques and tools keeps us sharp for our own clients.
WordCamp Orange County
Brandon and Jeff were the first organizers of WordCamp Orange County. Starting in 2010 they were the lead organizers. Along with Robert Nienhuis of Nien Studios they built the local WordCamp into a solid annual event. In 2015 they passed on the reins of lead organizer, but they continue to serve on the organizing team.
Posts in WordPress Community
The posts in this section of the site are going to focus primarily on events. Whether it’s a recap or a link to a presentation that one of us has delivered, we attend a lot of WordPress events. Over the years we’ve also appeared on a number of podcasts and have been involved with some WordPress adjacent events like Website Weekend LA. Anything that’s talking about the communal aspects of what we do will be here.
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This year WordCamp U.S. was held in Nashville, Tennessee. The event happened at the Music City Center, an enormous conference center that dominates the center of downtown Nashville. As the second destination for the traveling WordCamp, Nashville was an amazing choice. Some of the Sites in Nashville Nashville is all about two things: music and…Continue Reading →
June 10th and 11th were the dates for WordCamp Orange County 2017. It also marked the 8th year that Pixel Jar has been involved with the event. We are proud to have started in 2010. Robert Nienhuis from Nien Studios joined with us in 2011 and has been a part of it ever since. While…Continue Reading →
WordCamp San Diego 2017 was on March 25th and 26th. This year WCSD returned to a previous venue at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in the heart of downtown San Diego. The camp was beautifully run and the return to the venue was a great move. The whole Pixel Jar team was able to…Continue Reading →
For those of you who don’t know, LoopConf is a WordCamp-like conference aimed at WordPress developers. I was invited to speak at the inaugural LoopConf in 2015 in Las Vegas where I spoke about reusing small chunks of code to make your code easier to maintain. Though I didn’t speak this year, I found so…Continue Reading →
One thing you’ll notice right away if you look around this website or review our portfolio, we love WordPress. We build every new project with WordPress as the engine. We’ve been using it since version 1.5 and have watched and helped it evolve into the CMS platform we know today. What keeps us coming back…Continue Reading →
We’re trying a little something new. We want to let you have a little more access to Pixel Jar and let you get to know our principals; Brandon and Jeff. Part of what makes working for and with Pixel Jar unique is the collaborative environment. So we put together a few questions for the guys…Continue Reading →
Pixel Jar’s own Jeff Zinn recently had the opportunity to participate in Website Weekend LA. Website Weekend LA is a great event where nonprofits and organizations pair up with teams of volunteer digital professionals. Together they build amazing websites and digital tools to improve their respective organizations. What is WebSite Weekend LA? This year, 120…Continue Reading →
This summer Jeff was selected to speak at WordCamp LAX, a WordCamp we love attending every year. His topic covered productivity tips he uses when developing websites. The idea being that time is money, so do not waste it on repetitive or mundane tasks that can be automated or sped up. You can watch his…Continue Reading →