Read to Lead: a book club for women and non-binary folx

Me and my son reading on a train, many, many years ago.

I have been an avid reader my whole life. Books entertain, comfort, motivate, and educate me. When I got a new job in October 2020, I felt I needed to get more organised in my learning, hence in my reading. I enjoy team work, so naturally I thought creating a book club would be the… Continue reading Read to Lead: a book club for women and non-binary folx

Reading material for that time I became a team lead and an accidental leader

Photo by Joyce McCown on Unsplash

On October 1st 2020, I joined Yoast as the team lead for a group of amazing people. Needless to say, I am over the moon. The new role came with the desire to give myself a more structured education about things that I have been doing informally for years now: managing people and processes. In… Continue reading Reading material for that time I became a team lead and an accidental leader

Welcome Twenty Twenty-One

You have been my first task as a team lead and for that I am grateful. You are a beautiful, usable, accessible, performant theme. Designed, developed and wrangled by a team of caring, knowledgable leads who worked tirelessly with a great bunch of people. I can not wait to use you for this website. You… Continue reading Welcome Twenty Twenty-One

A personal reflection on 8 weeks of coordinating the release of WordPress 5.3

Francesca Marano speaks on The Rebirth of the Italian Community, at WordCamp London 2016 #WCLDN

A disclaimer first: this is not to be considered a retrospective on my official role. This is all about feelings and emotions. If you are looking for one, it will be posted in the Core blog at some point 🙂 In the past eight weeks I have been coordinating the release of WordPress 5.3, the… Continue reading A personal reflection on 8 weeks of coordinating the release of WordPress 5.3

Traveling for business: tips and tricks

I am about to fall asleep for the third time since this morning, after coming back from Miami, where I spoke at the tenth WordCamp Miami (congratulations folks, you rock!). It seems only fitting to write today the second post about traveling for business.

The WordPress Community – Smashing Conf Jam Session

Pic by Christian Heilmann-Smashing Conf London 2018

I managed to cross an item from my bucket list: “attend Smashing Conf”. On February 8 and 9, I attended Smashing Conf in London, soaked in all the knowledge I could, fawned at Rachel Andrew, giggled at the stuff that Una and Martin showed on stage and had a jolly good time. I also had… Continue reading The WordPress Community – Smashing Conf Jam Session