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Want to help build awesome websites for deserving charities? We've got this event coming up on 23 August that is perfect for you!
WordPress is about more than just code. It's a community. And, like any good community, we are one that gives back. In that spirit, we are proud to announce the first Do Action: WordPress Charity Hackathon. The idea is simple – as a community we will spend one day building brand new WordPress ...
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The first of the speaker spotlights for this year's WordCamp Cape Town!
 
Find out who +Maria Scarpello is and why she's going to be speaking at WordCamp Cape Town 2013. 
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The WordPress Cape Town party for WP's 10th anniversary is happening on 27 May - make sure you're there!
 
We have a brand new website up where you can RSVP to the upcoming WordPress 10th anniversary party as well as share your WordPress story to inspire the rest of the Cape Town community. Get involved and come hang out at the party!
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Posted a case study up on the Woo blog for a directory site that I built in Listings.
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This is a seriously cool Chrome extension (especially for devs).
Collection of tools that you might need once in a while
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If, like me, you haven't yet started contributing to WP core, but you really want to get into it then this is pretty great guide on getting started: http://speakinginbytes.com/2013/11/contribute-to-wordpress/
Contributing to WordPress is easy! I documented all of the steps I took in creating & submitting a patch.
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Book your tickets now for this year's WordCamp Cape Town!
 
The WordCamp Cape Town 2013 website is live - get your tickets now! 50 discounted early bird tickets available and they're selling fast!
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The official WordPress Cape Town 10th Anniversary party is happening at Oblivion on 27 May! More info (and a chance for you to share your WordPress stories) coming soon!
We'll be celebrating this huge milestone at Oblivion in Harfield Village. More details (and a chance for you to share your WordPress stories) coming soon!
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Trying out this review thing on G+. Thought I'd do one properly to see how it all works (plus, Mesopotamia is great, so it deserves a good review).
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Mesopotamia
Long Street, Cape Town 8000
My wife & I go to Mesopotamia fairly regularly as it was the location of our first date. The food is amazing - there's a great variety of chicken, lamb and vegetarian dishes that range from entirely mild to very spicy - and it is offered in small starter portions as well as proper-sized main meals (all cooked in a traditional tandoor oven).

The atmosphere is unique and makes for a great dining experience - they have belly dancers to entertain you during the evening, which makes for something very different to your usual restaurant. They also have cigars and hookah pipes that you can buy and use respectively, but we've never taken them up on that.

It is a little pricey unfortunately - the most recent trip to the restaurent for the two of is cost R410 altogether (including service charge). The price is what stops us going there more often, but as a location for a special evening out, it's just perfect.
Food ExcellentDecor ExcellentService Excellent
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Looks cool - sounds pretty much like Dropbox, but with more free space and it's with Google (so it's instantly better).
Access everywhere. Google Drive is everywhere you are—on the web, in your home, at the office and on the go. So wherever you are, your stuff is just...there. Ready to go, ready to share. Get started w...
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have you heard of Snapdisk? Check it out. Gary Irwin, a guy who lives in our block of flats created it. Their company it Motillion :)
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It's a bit harsh on Steve Jobs (not that I really know the facts either way), but it makes a good point. Jobs (and Apple) would have been nothing without Dennis Ritchie's creations.
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Too true.
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  • WooThemes
    Developer, 2012 - present
  • Quickonline
    Web Developer, 2011 - 2012
  • Naspers Labs
    Web Developer, 2010 - 2011
  • Naspers Labs
    Assistant Scrum Master, 2011 - 2011
  • White Wall Web
    Developer, 2008 - 2010
  • St. Martin's Anglican Church
    Youth & Young Adults Pastoral Assistant, 2007 - 2008
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Developer at WooThemes, creator of Seriously Simple Podcasting (the easiest podcasting plugin for WordPress) and self-taught geek.
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Every Friday I go to Cafe d'Arts for a few hours to work. I do this not only because the food and coffee are both consistently great, but they offer 100% free wifi for as long as you like (unlike the 30 minutes a day offered by places like Mugg & Bean). On top of that, the service is great and they allow you to order anything you like even if it's not listed on the menu. Overall, Cafe d'Arts offers a great experience that you should not miss out on.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed 2 years ago
My wife & I go to Mesopotamia fairly regularly as it was the location of our first date. The food is amazing - there's a great variety of chicken, lamb and vegetarian dishes that range from entirely mild to very spicy - and it is offered in small starter portions as well as proper-sized main meals (all cooked in a traditional tandoor oven). The atmosphere is unique and makes for a great dining experience - they have belly dancers to entertain you during the evening, which makes for something very different to your usual restaurant. They also have cigars and hookah pipes that you can buy and use respectively, but we've never taken them up on that. It is a little pricey unfortunately - the most recent trip to the restaurent for the two of is cost R410 altogether (including service charge). The price is what stops us going there more often, but as a location for a special evening out, it's just perfect.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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