WooConf is a conference for eCommerce shop owners, developers, and product companies, with a specific focus on those integrated with WooCommerce.

The latest edition of WooConf was held on 6th to 8th April 2016, in Austin, Texas, and it was amazing.

Perhaps saying that it was amazing is not enough. It was super great, super exciting and mind-blowing. I’ll start from the beginning and tell you what happened.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far… ah, no sorry, that’s another story!

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The last week, I attended WordCamp Torino, an event that was not having place from some years in Italy.

WordCamp Torino kicked off on 1st and 2nd April. We were not having a WordCamp here from the 2012, and in only 9 months the Italian community was able not only to rise from its ashes, but also to set up many local meetups and a WordCamp!

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Are you using Vagrant as your development environment?

If yes, and you are a WordPress developer, you should know that there’s a project for Vagrant and WordPress developers called VVV which is a Vagrant configuration for WordPress development.

If not, look at it, it will change the way you develop for WordPress.

Anyway, if you use it, you know that to start your local machine you have to use the command vagrant up in your terminal.

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Heading Anchors

At Automattic everyone can work on projects beside their regular job.

I’m a Woo Support Ninja, so I support WooCommerce customers, but my project was not about support, it was about development instead. The idea was to automatically create anchors in the WooThemes Documentation so ninjas and customers have a quick reference for any section in our documents.

I developed and published the idea as you can notice on the WooThemes Documentation website.

Are you wondering why should you be interested in this?

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It seems like only yesterday I sent an email to the hiring team at WooThemes and joined the WooCommerce support team after chats with the support leader Mike Krapf and a panel interview with a few team members.

I never thought I’d have the opportunity to join them. I sent my application thinking, “What could happen? The worst is they won’t accept me. Let’s try.” Instead it seems that they think I’m pretty good at what I do, and it’s one year today that I celebrate working with awesome people at an awesome company!

Technically, I could say I’ve worked for WooThemes for one year and one month, as I started bugging them via internal chat from September — though my official start date was 1st October — just to get to know everyone and be sure that people knew me. I even got a kudo before starting full time!

What happened next?

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