Piper

Yesterday I took Max to see “Finding Dory“. It was his first cinema experience – a day I’d looked forward to for a long time. Besides spilling popcorn everywhere it went without any incidents and we both thoroughly enjoyed the much anticipated Pixar sequel.

Before the movie Pixar premiered a 6 minute short film called “Piper”. A short that was three years in the making about a baby sandpiper braving the waters for the first time.

Piper has to be the best animated short film I’ve ever seen. The meticulous & groundbreaking animated detail in the feathers, sand and water make it feel more like a David Attenborough wildlife documentary.

There’s a great read on Vanity Fair about the making of the short and a teaser trailer below.

The Internet of Woo Things

I was unable to attend WooConf 2016, held in Austin, Texas with the arrival of Malakai in March. Luckily there is a fantastic video archive of all the WooConf presentations.

Bryce Adams, one of Woo’s very own developers gave an interactive and eye opening presentations of the future of WooCommerce and what can be achieved using it’s open and robust API framework, bridged with some smart hardware.

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With some gutsy live demos, one involving propellors, it’s so exciting to see how far one can push the boundaries of what is possible with our platform.

We encourage our community to think outside of the box and innovate – proving that the future of ecommerce can be shaped outside the R&D teams of bohemoth ecommerce companies.

Watch the video

The WooCommerce evolution

There are many images that encapsulate the growth and maturity of WooCommerce over the last couple years. I liked this IRL one.

We attended IRCE back in 2014, humbly exhibiting our platform in Chicago, at the biggest ecommerce conference world-wide. We learned many lessons.

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Unfortunately, I can’t attend this year’s conference, but around 10 of our team are representing, making a more noticeable statement.

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It seems a lot more attendees and ecommerce service providers have awoken to the opportunities that exist with WooCommerce…

Malakai

Malakai Kingsley Forrester was born late in the night on 19 March 2016. The birth days of my two sons are two of the most special days of my life, indescribable.

20 March 2016, has to go down as my favourite of all time though. When Max, the proud big brother, met Malakai.