Being an Ally

In his first week, Trump has targeted women, people of color, immigrants, transparency and our values. That's not populist. It's just wrong. — Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 25, 2017 It’s even more important than usual for privileged allies to be good allies right now.  I’m “safe” compared to many others since it’s my beliefs that […]

Commit Messages are about Intent

Commit messages are user experience for developers.  Both for other developers active right now and for developers (including ourselves) days/years/months from now. Think about the last time you were looking at a piece of code and asked yourself “Why is this here”.  This is for you, this is your experience. I shared my four rules […]

Syria Deeply, Covering the Crisis

Syria Deeply is an independent digital media project led by journalists and technologists that explores a new model of storytelling around a global crisis. Our goal is to build a better user experience of the story by adding context to content, using the latest digital tools of the day. Over time the hope is to […]

User Testing WordPress at WordCamp San Francisco

  Three days before WordCamp San Francisco, during the weekly WordPress Dev Chat, I came up with and proposed the idea that we should use the conference as an opportunity to do user testing. It was a last minute idea, but it’s one that I found valuable and that I would encourage others to do […]