TBEX Travel Blogger Exchange Conference

March 26th, 2017

Last week I attended my first TBEX conference. TBEX is the largest conference and networking event for travel bloggers, online travel journalists, new media content creators, travel brands and industry professionals. A great opportunity for me, digital nomad, to get on the road again, with a new destination: Israel. Although this TBEX was held in […]


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Maybe Israel is your next destination?

March 6th, 2017

That’s the title of an email I received when I still was in Thailand, doing my #WCAsiaRoadTrip. Yonit Tzuk, Chief Blogger at million eyez, was inviting me to join her team in Tel Aviv and attend TBEX International 2017, the largest conference and networking event for travel bloggers, online travel journalists, new media content creators, […]


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#WCAsiaRoadTrip highlights

February 25th, 2017

Being back in Paris is a mix feeling of excitement and nostalgia. Excitement because I will soon see my family and friends and tell them all about my wonderful journey. Nostalgia because I already miss the people I met during my #WCAsiaRoadTrip. One of the reason of this trip was to talk at WordCamp Pune, […]


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Game Changer

February 21st, 2017

Before, I proudly used to think, “who better than I can illustrate my writings?” So all the photos on my blog were actually mine, usually taken with my iPhone. And it worked out great. People loved it. But recently, I ran into million eyez, a photo gallery plugin unlike any other. The difference between million […]


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Library Life

December 24th, 2016

I rarely visit libraries to borrow books, but I often frequent them. I am a “Digital Nomad.” I travel the world, while working remotely. I have no fixed base, no office. In every place I go, the local library becomes my office. While my fellows nomads meet at coffee shops or co-working spaces, I spend […]


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How To Create Video For Your WordPress Blog: A Talk for WordCamp Baltimore

November 13th, 2016

Thank you all for coming to my talk. Watch Adam Warner intro:   Here’s the Demo Video we did together, thanks for being such an enthusiastic audience!:   And here’s my presentation, with all the links you need!:   Last but not least, watch the full recording of this talk on WordPress TV:   I […]


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A Digital Nomad in Berlin

October 23rd, 2016

Some of you may have seen me on the VINUBIS Video Editor for WordPress Youtube Channel doing some crazy WordCamp interviews. This work is part of thecplab collaboration with VINUBIS. If you have not had the chance to see any of these interviews, here’s a little making-of made at WCCBUS. Just for the fun 😉 […]


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WordPress Meetup in Paris

October 6th, 2016

The majority of my WordPress friends are in the US. Some are in Eastern Europe. But none of them are in France. Inspired by engaged WordPress Meetup organizers I met at WCCBUS, like Deborah Edwards or Mary Baum, I decided to look for a local meetup in Paris. I figured it would be a great […]


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Pitching Vinubis Video Editor To The US WordPress Community

August 29th, 2016

I was looking at the WordCamp schedule the other day, trying to figure out which one I could go to. I pinpointed WCCBUS in Columbus, Ohio, August 26-28. I thought “Ok, I am in New York. My flight back to Paris is on September 2nd. This is doable.” I submitted the idea to Florian, the […]


Following a WordCamp Speaker

August 14th, 2016

I went to WordCamps as volunteer, as contributor and as simple attendee. What I never did, is to attend as speaker. Last weekend, at WordCamp Toronto, I was close! With thecplab, I was the communication assistant of one of them: Florian Gottschall. Florian, and the Vinubis team, recently released a plugin , WP Video Editor, that […]


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A Digital Nomad in Paris

July 4th, 2016

Wherever they go, Digital Nomads look for coworking places where they can bring their laptop and sit for hours while working remotely for their clients from all over the world, and eventually, make good connections. I just spent two months in Paris and that’s basically what I did everyday. As soon as I arrived, back […]


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Souvenirs from WordCamp Europe in Vienna

June 29th, 2016

“So you were the one with the pink computer?” realized one of the WordCamp fellows I hung out with in the streets of Vienna on Sunday night… Indeed, if you attended the WordCamp Europe, last weekend, chances are that you saw me running around, taking pics with an iPad or seated somewhere between two conference […]


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First Trip to Vienna

June 21st, 2016

I have never been to Vienna. I know its fame for classical music and empirical architecture. But what most attracts me there, is its popularity for international congress and conventions. Thus, when I heard that the WordCamp Europe 2016 will be hosted in the MuseumsQuartier of the Austrian capital, I did not think twice. I […]


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Social Butterfly

March 8th, 2016

My friends sometimes call me “Social Butterfly:” One day I’m here, the day after, I’m somewhere else. I don’t know if this is good or bad, but what I know is that when I’m here, I enjoy every second of the experience. That’s what I did for over four months at the Brooklyn Chamber of […]


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The First AirbnBrooklyn Meetup

December 11th, 2015

We expected about around 60 guests. We got even more! So many business owners and Airbnb hosts that they could barely fit into this amazing place that is bed-vyne brew. Last night, Explore Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and Airbnb organized the first AirbnBrooklyn meetup. The purpose of this event was to “connect local […]


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IAMSocial 1.0.2

October 14th, 2015

After submitting IAMSocial to the WordPress Directory in August, I finally heard back from the Review Team last week. As I expected, my theme was not approved to go live right away and my reviewer sent me a long list of issues to be fixed. After working hard on them, I resubmitted IAMSocial, now 1.0.2. […]


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On the Spot!

September 11th, 2015

Last year I was in the audience. I remember listening to the speakers with excitement and admiration. I was about to start one of the most interesting adventure of my life: CUNY Service Corps! Today I was on the stage! Sharing with the 3rd cohort of students my experience working for the Brooklyn Chamber of […]


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Dreams Can Come True

July 22nd, 2015

One of the first place I visited upon my arrival to New York was the United Nations Headquarters. I still remember the feeling I had when I contemplated in real life the famous building built by Le Corbusier that I saw so many times in pictures before. At the entrance, the flags of all member […]


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Yes. it’s .me and I am .social

May 21st, 2015

Today there are TLD (Internet top-level domains) for almost everything. Depending on where you’re from, what you do or what you like, you’ll find THE domain name extension that will enhance your identity and make it easier for your visitors to find your site and understand its purposes. Now, stop reading and look at my […]


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The Other Half of Me

March 10th, 2015

I like to think of my website and my blog as two complementary platforms to give my visitors insights not only on my work, but also on my personality. In the Oxford Dictionary, “complementarity” is defined as follow: “The concept that two contrasted theories, such as the wave and particle theories of light, may be […]


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Test #IAMSocial, Get Your Website For Free!

January 29th, 2015

Carroll Garden Association is a non-profit organization “Providing Housing, Economic Revitalization, Outreach, and Advocacy to the Residents of Southwest Brooklyn.” I met with its staff participating with Mazzat Restaurant at the 6th Annual Columbia Waterfront Fall Festival which the organization promotes each year in September. Since then, they have been helping me and Go digital! […]


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Killing two birds with one stone

December 11th, 2014

“Primavera de los Realizadores” started as a static HTML & CSS website for my MMP 240 class final project. It turns out it is now a dynamic web app using Express, running on a Parse cloud server and also my final project for another of my MMP class: 310. Using a BaaS such as Parse […]


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Bootstrapping and Masoning #IAMSocial

December 3rd, 2014

About two years ago I decided to dig into Bootstrap. It took me some efforts at the beginning but with time and practice I got used to its column grid system standards, its powerful UI components and its LESS based structure. Always willing to try out new techniques, I was excited when our professor introduced […]


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Is this for an appointment with the eye doctor?

November 24th, 2014

As web designers and developers, we tend to take our design for granted and we expect the user to get it right away. But, what’s obvious to us, might not be as obvious to a person who sees our website for first time and has no idea what it’s all about. Last week, I had […]


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Midterms!

October 17th, 2014

I feel like my semester started yesterday, yet it is already time for midterms. My previous post actually talked about the midterm due for my MMP 350 class. This one is about the midterm due for my MMP 240 class. The project is still the same: Primavera de los Realizadores, and the approach still is […]


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aicragellebasi.com 1.0

October 15th, 2014

This is a “1.0 launch” because I still have a lot to do. But, that’s it. I am live! Remember this post? Well, this is reality now. And you are reading it. It is actually one of my midterm projects due this Friday for my MMP 350 class. So I am giving up on the […]


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Mobile Internet landscape

September 16th, 2014

A lot of writing this week for my MMP 240 class. After being asked to state my opinion on the use of font units in CSS, I had to do some research and paint a picture of the mobile internet landscape. First of all, if we talk about “mobile internet” we talk about 3G and […]


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What is your default font size?

September 16th, 2014

For my MMP 240 class, I was asked to states my opinion regarding different techniques and trends for font sizing: would I use px, %, em or rem units or what do I think of certain techniques like resetting to 10px via the 62.5% CSS declaration? Well, definitively, I think ems units are the unit […]


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I bought aicragellebasi.com…

September 15th, 2014

…and had a new idea: isabellegarcia.com will be the domain for my portfolio and aicragellebasi.com the one for my blog. Here’s a quick flow of the new set up:   The portfolio site will stay the same for now. I will just add a link to my blog. The blog site will be my final […]


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Battle For The Net

September 10th, 2014

If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites. Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and […]


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Structure for cpiloto.org

September 2nd, 2014

The Colectivo Piloto is a non-profit organization I co-founded in 2004 when I was living in Spain. Today, the Colectivo is trying to get more projects in the United States. Particularly New York. This is why, I have been working on the new website all summer long. I want to get it out there asap! […]


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