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🐺 2018 Year in Review — Open Source, Node.js, Community & Developer Relations!
My (Ahmad Awais) 2018 Year in Review. I got to keynote at a conference, launched an online course (yay!), built an editor theme suite which is now used by more than a million developers, consulted with two fortune five companies (oh my), started a tech conference from the ground up, contributed to over 45 open source software projects (OSS [...]Ahmad Awais
🎯 WPGulp Version 2
For several years WPGulp has served as the most popular WP theme/plugin development automation framework. In 2018, with the help of awesome contributors, I released a huge update in the form of version 2 for WPGulp. One thing led to another and there were 12 new version updates last year.Ahmad Awais
⚛️ On Joining Gatsby.js Open Source Org & Contributing FOSS
In 2018 I started getting serious about Gatsby.js. It’s one of the most awesome JAMstacks. I support the Gatsby.js team and their goals in making web performant while greatly improving the developer experience. So, yes I started core contributing to the amazing community of Gatsby.js. After building my course site and a couple of client [...]Ahmad Awais
Fix Invalid Caption File on Vimeo
After building the VSCode.pro course, I wanted to make it more accessible by adding Closed Captions to the videos. I use Vimeo to host videos and they provide an interface for adding subtitles/captions. My apprentice and I wrote the closed captions ourselves and everything went well. Except for two videos where I would get an error when I [...]Ahmad Awais
On Winning the FOSS Design Award Trophy & Appreciation from WordPress Co-Founder (Matt Mullenweg)
Folks, I've two amazing news to share! Last weekend, WordCamp US was taking place at the music city, Nashville, TN, USA. Less did I know, I'd win an Automattic Design Award Trophy for Best Solution category. And WordPress founder — the Matt Mullenweg in his State of Word talk would ask for a round of applause, calling my open source work [...]Ahmad Awais
Cancel All Facebook Sent Freind Requests!
More often than not you find someone interesting and send them a friend request but don’t get a response. That sucks. Well, getting to undo these sent friend requests sucks more. Cancel friend requests# So, here’s an easy way to do it. It worked till 2018-05-21 ➡ Step#1: Go to this link on Facebook (it’s a mobile site link). [...]Ahmad Awais
New Gmail 📨
Google just announced major improvements to Gmail — calling it the new Gmail. There are lots of fun new features like confidential expiring emails, snooze button, super fast UI/UX, and integrated apps including Calendar, Keep, (new) Tasks, etc. I shared some thoughts and pictures about it. Take a look and try the new Gmail.Ahmad Awais
So, This Is What the Most Productive MONDAY Looks Like for Me?! 🔥👌😲
Mondays, as we know it, are not fun at all. Having a productive Monday is a godsend let alone the Most Productive MONDAY™ — which is what I had yesterday. I can’t shake the feeling of how awesome it felt. I wanted to write this article yesterday but didn’t wanna jinx it. So, here it goes. Not only was yesterday the most productive [...]Ahmad Awais
🎩 Developer Advocacy: How Am I Helping Developers?!
Read this post to find out about how Ahmad and his friends helped other developers throughout 2017 and more. Ahmad is a full-time open source developer whose software projects are used by the likes of engineers at Google, Facebook, Netflix, etc. In this post he shares his meetups, software apprentices, and news about dev-advocacy.Ahmad Awais
🦁 2017 Year in Review: — Open Source, TheDevCouple, Leadership, & What’s Next?!
🕰 2017 was an incredible year for me both personally and professionally. I just published my year in review discussing everything from going full-time open source and receiving job offers from giant companies like Google, Intel, Fb, 10up, etc. I also made the announcement of an online course I am going to launch soon. Check it out.Ahmad Awais