Ahmad Awais



My AWP Gutenberg Interview #AMA — Think Like A Block

Ahmad AwaisAhmad Awais

I’ve been super passionate about everything Gutenberg. Gutenberg is the new WordPress editor that’s going to change how you write content or build websites with WordPress.


I have already created Gutenberg Boilerplate and relatively recently he create-guten-block toolkit to help you kickstart developing WordPress Blocks.

So, I did this interview at AWP Gutenberg Interview Series, where I talked about Gutenberg development and other stuff.

I got a lot of press and media mentions throughout 2017, in the form of quotes from different articles that I had written and my comments on the current state of WordPress, Gutenberg, or the reason behind giving back to the community, as well as for advice on becoming an open sourcerer, etc.

🌟 One of the mentions that I felt really proud of; was when the co-founder of WordPress — Matt Mullenweg said amazing things about one of my recent projects called the create-guten-block toolkit — which I’ll talk about in a moment.

It’s a good chance to thank you, Ahmad, for putting together the create-guten-block toolkit. It’s really cool, and I have seen it to be the intro for a lot of people and to kindov learn what Gutenberg is.

— So, it’s an awesome awesome contribution to the community.

—  said by Matt Mullenweg (Co-founder of WordPress).
SOURCE: Matt M. AWP Gutenberg Interview

Think Like A Block

I think I also ended up coining this cool phrase Think Like A Block. By which all I mean is that you stop building shortcodes and metaboxes as soon as you can. Think like a block for every feature you build in your new WordPress themes. It’ll make your users’ lives easier and better.

Peace! ✌

Founder & CEO at Langbase.com — Ship hyper-personalized Al apps in seconds · Ex VP DevRel Eng. Rapid · Google Developers Advisory Board (gDAB) founding member. 🧑‍💻 AI/ML/DevTools Angel InvestorAI/ML Advisory Board member San Francisco, DevNetwork

🎩 Award-winning Open Source Engineer & Dev Advocate 🦊 Google Developers Expert Web DevRel 🚀 NASA Mars Ingenuity Helicopter mission code contributor 🏆 8th GitHub Stars Award recipient with 5x GitHub Stars Award (Listed as GitHub's #1 JavaScript trending developer).

🌳 Node.js foundation Community Committee Outreach Lead, Member Linux Foundation, OpenAPI Business Governing Board, and DigitalOcean Navigator. 📟 Teaching thousands of developers Node.js CLI Automation (100 videos · 22 Projects) & VSCode.pro course. Over 142 million views, 24 yrs Blogging, 108K developers learning, 200+ FOSS.

✌️ Author of various open-source dev-tools and software libraries utilized by millions of developers worldwide WordPress Core Developer 📣 TEDx Speaker with 100+ international talks.

As quoted by: Satya Nadella · CEO of Microsoft — Awais is an awesome example for developers.
🙌 Leading developers and publishing technical content for over a decade 💜 Loves his wife (Maedah) ❯ Read more about Ahmad Awais.

👋… Awais is mostly active on 𝕏 @MrAhmadAwais


Developers Takeaway

Stay ahead in the web dev community with Ahmad's expert insights on open-source, developer relations, dev-tools, and side-hustles. Insider-email-only-content. Don't miss out - subscirbe for a dose of professional advice and a dash of humor. No spam, pinky-promise!

✨ 172,438 Developers Already Subscribed
Comments 0
There are currently no comments.