Release 4.1

The Humans have been keeping up their near perfect record on core contributions. Release 4.1 “Dinah” came out just before Christmas with props given to Japh, Matt, Paul and Ryan for helping out. Bad luck to Joe who contributed but got missed off the list – better luck in 4.2! We have always seen the importance…

Have a Happy Human Christmas!

This year we’ve all been good girls and boys at Human Made, so we’ll be taking a some holiday, getting the mince pies ready and listening out for Santa’s sleigh. You’ll still be able to get hold of us for most of the Christmas and New Year period but coverage will be reduced.  We’ll only have…

Scott’s Christmas treats – WordSesh and WP ThinkTank

If you are the kind of person who just can’t get enough WordPress related stuff then our very own Scott Basgaard has a special Christmas treat for you. WordSesh on 20th December is a full day, that is 24 hours, of live-streamed WordPress presentations from all over the globe. This is the third WordSesh event…

Rob O’Rourke Joins Human Made

I’m really excited to welcome Rob O’Rourke to Human Made as a full-time Senior WordPress Engineer. Although I hate buzzwords, Rob really is one of those rare unicorns; a developer who can design (or a maybe he’s a designer who can develop, I’m never sure :-). Rob joins us from long-time friends and UK-based competitors interconnect/it where he…

Five for the Future

At WordCamp Europe, Matt put forward the notion that companies should contribute 5% of their effort back to the WordPress project. The thinking being that by doing so we can ensure the long term success of WordPress itself. I think a good rule of thumb that will scale with the community as it continues to grow is…

BackUpWordPress 3.0 released!

Over the last few months we’ve been working hard to release 3.0 and we’re now delighted to share with everyone the latest iteration of BackUpWordPress, we think it’s the best yet! We learnt a lot from the release of 2.0, and became aware things we could have done a lot better (no more modals!), so…

Dasha Luna I̶n̶t̶e̶r̶n̶ Full-time WordPress Engineer

We’ve been running paid internships for the past few years and they’ve always proven to be a great way to find & nurture promising up-and-comers. This year we were lucky enough to welcome Dasha on a 3 month paid internship as a WordPress Engineer. Dasha really impressed everyone with her technical skill-set, her passion and her…

Helping Airbnb tell their Berlin Wall anniversary story

It’s been a really exciting but intensive couple of weeks, working on a microsite for Airbnb to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989. Airbnb commemorated the occasion by releasing a short animated film, “Wall and Chain”, telling the story of two former border guards from East and…

Spot the Humans – upcoming WordCamps

We’re out and about around the world at the moment – here is where you can catch up with the Humans in October. Don’t forget to keep on eye on our Community page as well. WordCamp Cape Town – 23 October 2014 On Thursday 23 Oct both Noel and Scott will be presenting at WordCamp…

Super Sofia – WCEU and HM Retreat in photos

What happened in Sofia at WCEU and the Human Made retreat? Ssshh don’t tell! On the way to Sofia from Australia, Brazil, Norway and UK. Some journeys were better than others! Exploring the city on the non-official and very rainy walking tour of Sofia. The joint GB-Ukrainian-Italian-Russian team came third in the Paintball Battle of…