WordCamp Joburg – Want to setup an online store?

Here are my slides from my workshop from WordCamp Joburg 2016. Most of the content was covered in the workshop (not on the slides) but the slides might give you a good idea of the flow. The stuff you’d really care about is most likely where to get the software that we used. Here are the things we used in the workshop: WooCommerce (WordPress Repo Plugin Directory) PayFast Extension Storefront Remember, you don’t have to use these plugins but they’re a good store. You can...

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Discomfort: The Best Way to Learn

Discomfort: The Best Way to Learn

Sometimes, you just have to put yourself out there to push yourself to learn great things and standing in front of people may be the best way to learn. On Thursday (7 September) I’ll be doing a workshop at WordCamp Cape Town 2016 on continuous integration. You may ask, what is “continuous integration”? Well, up to a couple of months ago I had only heard this term and never really understand what it was. Over the last few months, I’ve been dabbling in it and trying to...

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Thoughts on why we are Becoming Educated Buyers

There is has been a massive shift at Digital Leap over the last month as we realised many our clients were looking to really understand the digital space and how they could be effective. During this new journey, we realised that we had been trying to sell to people who wanted to find out as much information as they could to make an educated decision. I totally buy into this and we’ve made it our sole marketing strategy over the last year. As I was writing another blog for the business...

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Book Review: Rich Dad Poor Dad

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki has been recommended to me many times and I finally got down to reading it. It really does make sense of investment strategies and the flaws in pretty much everyone’s thinking – which is great. However, if you’re looking for investment advice and how to invest, this book won’t really cover the step-by-step directions on where and how to make money from your money. I would say that it is enlightening to the fact that there’s a...

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Do you need to beat down competition to beat them?

I stumbled open a video of Steve Jobs discussing a new partnership on the ZA Tech Slack Channel. It was in 1997 when Apple announced that they were partnering with Microsoft. Yes, you heard me right. They partnered with their biggest competitor. A lot of things were announced about what would be done in the partnership with some receiving quality feedback and others receiving jeers form the crowd. It probably left a lot of people wondering why this partnership even existed. Then Steve Jobs...

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