We spent last weekend in Hermanus – a seaside town our family love to escape to as often as possible. It’s also the place we got married, and a town known for it’s incredible whale sightings.
I rented a Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens and enjoyed spending a few hours one evening trying to capture the coastline and starry skies. Hermanus is often misty and there was a lot of cloud cover for the most part of the weekend. Night skies are a challenging subject matter and I still have a lot to learn, but I’m enjoying the process and eerie outings. Continue reading Hermanus by night
This week I discovered the artist “Twinkle twinkle little rockstar“. Thanks to an episode of Mr. Robot of all places.
If, like me, you are a sleep-deprived parent used to the constant soft noise of baby carousels and nursery rhymes on YouTube baby channels, then this artist is a welcomed life line.
There are some great covers to musically educate your little ones – from the earliest of ages.
For the last 3 years I have been exploring Table Mountain National Park in pursuit of capturing its beauty like never seen before timelapse video.
Recommended in 4K! Follow Brendon Wainwright on Instagram.
The day after WooTrip is always a nostalgic one. Last week we were in Berlin for WooTrip 2016. 80 ninjas from all around the world. Continue reading WooTrip Berlin
When on site we often have kids wanting to help the builders, but we’ve never seen a kid with quite the same perseverance levels as Max. He’s been doing this for hours now!
Said the foreman about our 4 year old.
Yesterday I took Max to see “Finding Dory“. It was his first cinema experience – a day I’d looked forward to for a long time. Besides spilling popcorn everywhere it went without any incidents and we both enjoyed the much anticipated Pixar sequel.
Before the movie Pixar premiered a 6 minute short film called “Piper”. A short that was three years in the making about a baby sandpiper braving the waters for the first time.
Piper has to be the best animated short film I’ve ever seen. The meticulous & groundbreaking animated detail in the feathers, sand and water make it feel more like a David Attenborough wildlife documentary.
There’s a great read on Vanity Fair about the making of the short and a teaser trailer below.
I was unable to attend WooConf 2016, held in Austin, Texas with the arrival of Malakai in March. Luckily there is a fantastic video archive of all the WooConf presentations.
Bryce Adams, one of Woo’s very own developers gave an interactive and eye opening presentations of the future of WooCommerce and what can be achieved using it’s open and robust API framework, bridged with some smart hardware.
With some gutsy live demos, one involving propellors, it’s so exciting to see how far one can push the boundaries of what is possible with our platform.
We encourage our community to think outside of the box and innovate – proving that the future of ecommerce can be shaped outside the R&D teams of bohemoth ecommerce companies.
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There are many images that encapsulate the growth and maturity of WooCommerce over the last couple years. I liked this IRL one.
We attended IRCE back in 2014, humbly exhibiting our platform in Chicago, at the biggest ecommerce conference world-wide. We learned many lessons.
Unfortunately, I can’t attend this year’s conference, but around 10 of our team are representing, making a more noticeable statement.
It seems a lot more attendees and ecommerce service providers have awoken to the opportunities that exist with WooCommerce…
Love our Oliver Jeffers map hanging over my desk at home. “A self-congratulatory guide to personal global domination”.
Jeffer’s picture books are some of Max and my favourite bedtime reads. Check out this fun documentary made about the artist. Continue reading Global domination
Malakai Kingsley Forrester was born late in the night on 19 March 2016. The birth days of my two sons are two of the most special days of my life, indescribable.
20 March 2016, has to go down as my favourite of all time though. When Max, the proud big brother, met Malakai.