Adding AJAX to your WordPress Plugins

This weekend I’m giving a talk at WordCamp Victoria about using AJAX in WordPress. The talk uses a couple of code snippets to demonstrate creating a simple plugin that passes some data from the client to the server and then updates the web page using data sent back from the server. Here’s the code for […]

WordCamp Victoria 2013

January 12th 2013 is the date for next year’s WordCamp Victoria.

I’m a big fan of WordPress and I’ve benefited greatly from local events such as the Vancouver WordPress group and Vancouver WordCamp. I’m also a big fan of Victoria and, not having had a pint in The Swan (or The Bent Mast for that […]

Toastmasters Contest Rules

Twice a year, Toastmasters turn their thoughts to contests. In September each club stages a Humorous Speech Contest and a Table Topics Contest with the club winners going on to compete in Area, Division and District competitions.

The organization required for these competitions can be quite daunting to newer members but it’s very important that […]

Toastmasters – how to evaluate

So last week I gave my Toastmasters speech on the subject of speech evaluation (there’s a good way to put your evaluator on the spot!).

As usual I ran over time – I’m yet to completely compensate for the way the speech expands in length from my practising at home to when I give it […]