WordCamp Europe 2017

WordCamp Europe 2017 is starting in just three days! 15-17 June in Paris, France. I'll be there, travelling from the UK. On a Eurostar, which excites me big time—you know how much I love train trips. Looking forward to seeing all my friends (whether from Human Made or the greater WordPress community), meeting new people, …

5 awesome Instagram accounts to follow

If you follow me on the web, you know I’m a huge fan of Instagram. I was a bit disappointed when they started stealing every possible feature from Snapchat, but I've kept using it on a daily basis, just like millions of other people. Uploading my own photos, liking/commenting other Instagram users, and messing around …

See you at WordCamp Brighton?

Yep, another WordCamp in South England where I’m speaking. ? In my talk at WordCamp Brighton I’ll explain who a product person is and how I apply my product person identity to everything I do. It’s pretty much the same talk I’ve done at WordCamp Torino, but this time it’s going to be in English …

Out of Office 2017 is today, have you signed up?

We're doing it again. After last year's successful edition, we decided to put together another Out of Office event. Click the image ? to know more and sign up What is Out of Office, exactly? It's a conference about all the things related to remote work. This year we're having speakers from GitHub, Forbes, Zapier and …

How we do things at Human Made: The Human Made Handbook

Saying your goal is to prioritise people is easy. Doing it, a whole different beast. People-first companies grow in number and like talking about themselves on the interwebs, but most workplaces around the world are still just workplaces—you put in your hours, get stuff done, and that’s it. As a result, resources on how to …

How do you say “gin” in Latin?

Pótio iunípera. Literally junipery potion. I’ve always been fascinated by how languages add new words to their lexicon. If you are as well, here’s a couple of links you may want to check out. This article on the Guardian, written by Andy Bodle, lists the 13 fundamental mechanisms of word creation, from derivation—the most common—to …

My writing workflow at WordCamp Bristol 2017

Hey everyone, I'm super excited to announce that I’ll speak at WordCamp Bristol! In my session I’ll basically explain my writing workflow. I think it's very important to have a clear and well defined writing routine to release content (whether blog posts or internal reports etc.) without reinventing the wheel every time, and my talk …

My first tattoo: the design, getting inked, and other thoughts.

It finally happened. After several years of toying with the idea, I got my first tattoo. The design Six years ago I asked Freakettona—a talented designer and friend of mine—to create a business card for me. Not that I couldn't just put together a basic one myself with Microsoft Word or whatever, I was just …

Why “follow your passion” is the worst career advice

I'd like to start this blog post with a quote that you've probably read somewhere on the Internet: Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life. Often attributed to Confucius (which doesn't really convince me—was "career choice" a thing in Confucius's China?), this statement spread throughout a fairly wide range …

The product mindset at WordCamp Torino 2017

I'm super excited to announce that I'll be speaking at the next WordCamp Torino! I'm speaking (in Italian) about my mindset as a product person. In a nutshell, I'll share with attendees how I apply my identity as a product person to everything I do. Saturday 8 April 2017, in the beautiful Toolbox Coworking, starting at …