HeroPress Gets A Surprise
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HeroPress Gets A Surprise

A couple of months ago Michelle Frechette approached me about being on a podcast for Sentree.io. I didn’t realize at the time I was going to be their inaugural guest! We had a great time, and things got back to normal. Several weeks later Michelle said they sent me a thanks gift, which was very…

DonateWC: Getting People to WordCamp
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DonateWC: Getting People to WordCamp

One of the first addons for HeroPress I ever thought of was sending people to WordCamp who might have a hard time getting there. HeroPress started out to be a voice for people on the fringe of WordPress, and being outside the ability to go to WordCamp practically defines the fringe. I never could figure…

WordCamp Europe 2016
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WordCamp Europe 2016

Thanks to the generosity of some kind friends it looks like HeroPress will be going to WordCamp Europe. Happily, that means not only me, but my wife will be able to come as well, which is fitting given the amount of work she’s put into HeroPress. We’d love to meet as many people as possible,…

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Transparency Report

Last September I (Topher) went to WordCamp Pune and did a GoFundMe to pay for the trip.  I promised any extra money from the GoFundMe would be used to sponsor a WordCamp that needed it. I had $170.00US left over, and it went to WordCamp Seattle.  Since the GoFundMe was a personal venture to send…

Community | WordCamp

Subtle Impacts

My goal with HeroPress has never been to help people directly.  The idea was to find someone who’s solved a problem and have them tell how, so that people with that same problem can see a way out. I have no idea if that’s ever been successful. Many people have told me that the essays are…

Pune | WordCamp

Transparency, One Last Pune Update

If you missed the fact that HeroPress fans paid my way to WordCamp Pune then you weren’t paying attention.  As always I’m super grateful for that.  I wanted to publish some numbers for the sake of transparency. The GoFundMe raised $2540.00.  GoFundMe’s fees for that were $209.66. My hotel was $285.34. Travel was $1581.41 My…

WordCamp Pune 2015, The Experience Part 2
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WordCamp Pune 2015, The Experience Part 2

Sunday morning came bright and early.  Once again I completely forgot about breakfast and headed down to the lobby where Rahul and Aditya were going to pick me up to head to WordCamp. I mentioned that I forgot breakfast, so when we got to the venue (really quite early) Rahul’s business partner Vivek asked if…

WordCamp Pune 2015, The Experience Part 1
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WordCamp Pune 2015, The Experience Part 1

Six days ago I climbed on a plane and headed to WordCamp Pune.  It took me about 24 hours of travelling, 18 of them sitting in narrow airplane seats. It’s by far the farthest I’ve ever traveled from home. For those that don’t know the story, be sure to check out the post about why I went….