The science of being extraordinary

By Mendel / February 19, 2016 / 0 Comments

Lets talk about semicolons and practicing musical instruments for a sec. Trust me, it’ll all make sense at the end. I used to hate semicolons My first intense programming class was with Pascal. You know (or maybe you don’t), the sorta programming class where you learn about interpreters, compilers, bubble sorts, etc. It’s grueling, but certainly gave me […]

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A Day of REST, the WordPress REST API conference

By Mendel / February 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

Feeling RESTful in London Ahhh London in January. It’s not usually the ideal place to spend a winter week, but there was something particularly special going on last week. January 28, 2016 marked the inaugural A Day of REST event, a new conference established to discuss how to build with the WordPress REST API. It was […]

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Successful program planning, and the art of preparation

By Mendel / January 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

Program planning is a bit like backpacking Planning for and building a program or project is kinda like preparing for a backpacking trip. I’m not talking about driving a Ford Expedition into a campground with a backpack in the trunk, I’m talking about legitimate hike-in-10-miles-and-setup-basecamp sorta adventures. I often daydream about where I’ll go on my next […]

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What’s in my bag after 175K miles?

By Mendel / January 13, 2016 / 11 Comments

In 2015 So far this year , I’ve traveled more than 100,000 175,000 miles by air. I travel with a backpack and carry-on, and stay fully engaged with my career + photography, and hiking hobbies while on the move. I learned some things, added some gadgets, removed some non-essentials, and optimized my digital carry-on life in […]

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The story & meaning behind the WordCamp US GoDaddy Coins

By Mendel / December 15, 2015 / 3 Comments

The journey to the WordCamp US coin Anyone that has talked to me about work for more than a minute knows why I do what I do. GoDaddy has been on a massive journey towards brand and product awesomeness. We’ve been working on some really cool things that are having a profound impact on both […]

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