Cultivating jiu-jitsu (or any other passion) away from the action.

Six weeks. Six weeks away from the mats. This is what I was given yesterday by the doctor who performed the follow-up visit to my shoulder, which dislocated during a Brazilian jiu-jitsu sparring session last week. We sportspeople know very well how agonising it is to stay away from our favourite activity, but I strongly …

Supporting Content Creators

You know one thing that really makes me feel good? Supporting content creators. We all consume some form of free content online—articles, podcasts, newsletters, but even songs, short movies, etc. Sometimes they're teasers to sell you a complete package, a product, or a subscription, but in so many instances they're more like side projects whose …

Innovation and Open Source at WordCamp Bari

I'm so excited to announce that I'll be speaking at the very first WordCamp Bari! I'll present a talk about innovation and Open Source: how they relate to each other, examples, and ideas for the future. WordCamp Bari will take place on the 12th of May at Bari's Impact Hub location, a co-working space in the Fiera del …

Road trip in Portugal: the data

During May 2017, Stef and I had an amazing time in Portugal. The two of us, our carry-on's, two DSLR's, and a Škoda Fabia that I rented in Porto and dropped off in Lisbon visited some of the best places in the country. Whilst Stef put out there a report with things to see, eat, …

Send better emails with SCRAP

Over the last few months I've been talking about writing quite often. One of the main takeaways I normally convey is this: you should (almost) never start from a blank page. Always, always have a clear structure first. Templates usually help, and I have several of those for all the kinds of write-ups I regularly …

Mind the Product 2017, London. See you there?

On the 8th of September I'll have the pleasure to attend the Mind the Product conference at Barbican Hall, London. Mind the Product is an event dedicated to product management, bringing together product people from all over the world to explore the intersection of design, technology and business. The schedule looks amazing—Jake Knapp, lead author …

Resizing multiple objects in Keynote

More like a note to self than a real Keynote protip, because for some reason I never seem to remember this little trick when I need it. If you need to resize multiple objects in keynote, select them, then Arrange → Group. Once they've been grouped, you'll be able to resize them with your mouse. …

A KeepCup for each attendee.

WordCamp Brighton gifted each attendee with a brand new KeepCup and a reusable bottle of water. Whilst I have my trusty Nalgene with me all the time, the KeepCup is a nice addition to my messenger bag regular content. One of the goals in WCBTN's organisers' mind was to create a conference that had zero impact …

Blogs and social media at WordCamp Edinburgh 2017

I'm super excited to announce that I'm speaking at WordCamp Edinburgh 2017! I'll present a talk about long-form content and social media, which I've cheekily titled Are Twitter threads killing blogs? WordCamp Edinburgh will take place on 22-23 July at CodeBase, the UK’s largest startup incubator, located at the foot of Edinburgh Castle. I’ll speak …