The constraints for the roadmap to WordPress Engineering in an Agency environment Defining the constraints of the problem space

The types of constraints for this Roadmap Circumstantial There are two kinds of constraints I’d like to discuss in this series. The first kind is circumstantial and external to the learning process and often out of your control. They act like barriers to learning. The circumstances for this roadmap will be different for different kinds […]

The goal of this roadmap How is WordPress Engineering different from everything else?

Who is an Engineer? I mentioned at the beginning of this series that what I mean & understand by WordPress Engineer is different from what I understand by WordPress Developer. To-may-toh, to-mah-to? Not really. In my eyes, there’s a clear distinction and it’s not based on one’s ability to code. So, I’m really not interested […]

Who is a beginner for this roadmap? Understanding & getting to the beginning state

In my experience and understanding, it’s not the amount of PHP or Javascript you know or how many complex algorithms have you implemented. I have worked with developers that have years of experience with WordPress. They have built dozens of themes and plugins in their career. They know exactly how the template-hierarchy works and what […]

Sponsor the BaapWP Show Support the sustainability and growth of the only desi WordPress talk show

The BaapWP Show is a series of simple conversations with individuals from the WordPress community, within 20 minutes: The topics and people are selected based on their relevance to the Indian WordPress community. The conversation is mostly in English but natural and hence will be peppered with Hinglish and other Indian languages. The language and attitude […]

42: Or, the key skill needed for everything An introduction to Problem Solving

The main skill required to achieve proficiency and even mastery is problem solving. In India, when you hire WordPress developers, you often hire people with some development background and then you train them (or provide a self-learning roadmap like this one) to become a WordPress developer.So, to make a hiring decision, some people ask a logical […]

A roadmap to becoming a modern WordPress Engineer What you need to know to start working in an environment that follows current best practices and tools

The main question This post series is an attempt to answer the following question: Consider a beginner with zero experience working with WordPress (or any complex application in any programming language). What do they need to learn to be able to start engineering solutions using WordPress? I’ve been working on this problem myself and for […]

The 4 fundamental qualities of the best public speakers AKA The 2 minute guide to becoming a better public speaker

The best speakers don’t become a different person on stage To do that practically, you need to consciously be aware of all the things you do when you speak naturally and normally with your friends and family: Notice your voice. Notice your body language. Notice your language. When on stage, do exactly that. The best speakers are […]

The BaapWP Show is here Where we talk to WordPressers about work, life and everything else

What is the BaapWP show? A take on the classic talk show format; Saurabh (yours truly) gets into conversation with a WordPress professional from this side of the world (South Asia) about various topics relevant to WordPressers. I really haven’t worked out the exact details and so obviously, I’ll modify things as the show progresses […]

Update: Second Workshop on Public Speaking & Presentation Skills And some information about the first one!

A couple of days ago, I announced a Free Remote Workshop on Public Speaking and Presentation Skills. That workshop got full quickly and is scheduled for Sunday, the 7th of May. The following are the participants (in the order of their applications): Maria Daniel Deepak Naweed Chougle Varun Dubey Ratnesh Sonar Suyogya Shukla Meher Bala […]

A few testimonials for the Public Speaking & Presentation Skills Workshop See what the past participants have to say about it

In the last week,I reached out to a couple of participants of my past workshops and asked them to share their experience of it. You could be an experienced speaker or a first timer, you’ll find multiple aspects of public speaking strung together in a neat logical package that you can instantly apply and improve […]