Building static sites with GatsbyJS and WordPress – WordCamp Joburg 2019 Workshop

There aren’t really slides for this workshop so I’ll just share the instructions on Github which you can follow along and complete in your own time. All the instructions can be found here: https://github.com/seagyn/wcjhb19-workshop If you pick up anything then like a typo or mistake then please let me know here or on Github.

[Talk] Getting amped for AMP

I spoke at WordPress Joburg tonight on AMP, it’s possibilities and how to get going with it in WordPress. Check out the slides here and let me know if you have questions.

WordCamp Joburg 2017 Composer Workshop

Composer has been around for a little while now and it has made the lives of thousands of PHP developers around the world just a little better (OK, quite a lot better). Using Composer in your theme and/or plugin will allow you to add a range of great features and libraries that are available to […]

WordCamp Cape Town 2017 Composer Workshop

I had the privilege of doing a workshop at WordCamp Cape Town 2017 on Composer and WordPress. I covered how we can use Composer to manage WordPress projects and how we could create parity between the different environments we have (like development, staging and production). Tools I used: Composer Bedrock What I would have liked to […]

Book Review: The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

This must possibly be one of the best books I have ever read. Not only that, but I learnt more about computers and how they work than at any place of education. If you’re into tech and if you’re into innovation, then this book is a must read. Not only does is paint a really […]

Introduction to Continuous Integration with WordPress – WordCamp Cape Town 2016

At WordCamp Cape Town 2016 I did a quick intro workshop into continuous integration with WordPress, which covered the principles of continuous integration (CI) and a few ways to start with unit testing and integration testing. Sadly, I didn’t have enough time to get through the entire workshop and really wanted to get people trying out […]

First: What It Takes to Win by Rich Froning

If you’re any sort of CrossFitter then you’ve definitely heard of Rich Froning. If you haven’t, then just watch the last 5 years of the CrossFit Games and I think you’ll find out. He’s basically the 4-times straight winner of the CrossFit games and this is only his 5th year competing at them. That’s pretty […]

Fight: Winning the Battles That Matter Most: Craig Groeschel

Every so often you need to read a book that challenges every moment of your life – that’s exactly how I felt when I read Fight by Craig Groeschel. It’s a book that makes you think about all those things you think you can get away with and makes you realise that you actually can’t. […]

What would you do?

With the passing of Nelson Mandela last week the world has come together to celebrate his life – a life that broke down barriers which separated people and stopped “the oppression of one by another.” We have also been reminded about the values that he lived by and I’ve personally been reminded about how we […]