This year Kiberpipa will be 10+ years old and its’ event lineup is incredible. Over 350 events a year involving various talks, meetups, screening and everything. During this time a bunch of new technologies showed and demand for jobs as well as our interest shifted and I/we stared creating bigger and more exclusive events (as in: you can only attend if you speak).
It mostly worked, with limited success. What happens is that while the core members Kiberpipa and related communities are used to speaking and working out in the open, not everyone is. And we didn’t give new members of community a chance to slowly build up their involvement.
With this in mind, I’m hoping that we can get a few more meetups and events going where minimum level of involvement is a 15-min talk instead of a full 45-min lecture with all eyes on you.
The word on the street is that there are more companies looking for employees than there are developers and IT geeks on the market. This means that the market balance is skewed and we need a reverse job fair.
In reverse job fair, the job seekers are presenting their projects and potential employers go around and try to sell their projects and jobs to them.
This is the theory at least. It works great in the Valley, but how about in Slovenia? The purpose of this post is to figure out if this is true also here.
If you would like to see such reverse job fair in Slovenia – Please fill in a survey.
I recently had a chance to work on a number of WordPress related projects and I was pleasantly surprised as the platform had matured in every possible way since the early 2.x releases.
Today I just wanted to post a brief note to people who are still using random WordPress templates to base their derived templates on: please don’t do that to yourself. Most of the free themes are old, don’t have good customization options and are badly structured.
You’ll be much better off if you:
- Read about Child themes - http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes
- Invest into a customizable theme – my preferred choice is Theme Hybrid but there are a number of other options. It costs 25USD/year to get access to support forums and tutorials that have saved me many hours of Googling.
- Read their docs about how to override theme with custom style.css and functions.php
This means that you’ll often be able to make really great custom child theme with just a few lines of css and a few filters.
In my free time, I’m an Apple geek. This means that new OS X users come to me and ask me about essential apps for their shiny new Mac. After explaining to them that there is Microsoft Office for Mac and that they should chat using Adium, I try to sell them on idea of App launcher. Currently my tool of choice is Alfred App. I love it because it has a great personality, design and it works great (in that order).
It’s a helper app so you often don’t think about it, it’s just a quick Ctrl+Space away. After todays update, I’ve clicked around the preferences and discovered this gem:
They keep track of usage for me. Data geek in me is thrilled about this and I now also have a new argument for newbie OS X features – it’s that great that I run it on average 36.8 times a day!
Does your app give me such a great chart to share?
If you’ve somehow missed it, we’re doing a MobileCamp targeted towards people who are involved with android (dev’s, marketers, etc.) – on 5th of March in Ljubljana. Do join us.