Big Hairy Audacious Goals for WP Includes

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In June 2023, the WordPress community came together in Athens for a new edition of WordCamp Europe. On the Sunday after the event, Siobhan and I had lunch and talked about the lack of diversity in leadership positions. We have been having the same conversation for years! Instead of limiting ourselves to some banter, this… Continue reading Big Hairy Audacious Goals for WP Includes

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Information overwhelm

I reached the druid level of information overload. I have been in information overwhelm land for a while, and it’s time to do something about it. Topics and contacts review I have been on Twitter for a long time now. While I was at SiteGround, I started using it mostly for work-related stuff. The main… Continue reading Information overwhelm

The Newsroom

I loved the first season of the Newsroom. It has one of my favorite opening scenes of a tv serie. Very relevant today.

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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

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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.