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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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 →
I had the pleasure of hosting DradCast episode #75. We chatted about all kinds of topics from how I happened into web development, how so many different kinds of dev shops can complete in the same space, WordCamp Orange County, and my star turn on Friends. http://youtu.be/Pwxg7WuSdDIContinue Reading →
Last night I gave a talk about preparing your code for the global community by making it translation ready at the WordPress Orange County developer meetup. I also showed two tools to create translations, Poedit and GlotPress. Someone also mentioned an online tool called POEditor which is free to use up to a certain number of strings.Continue Reading →
Brandon will be hosting the December 3rd episode of the DradCast. Be sure to tune it. He will be Pressing all the Words with the excellent Dre and magnificent Brad. Update: You can watch Brandon’s episode of the DradCast below, which is episode #68, on the DradCast website, or you can watch it directly from…Continue Reading →
In this lightning talk, Brandon Dove walks through the vagrant provisioning process, 3rd party services, and home grown tools that are successful with enterprise clients.Continue Reading →