Ashley Shaw
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Ashley Shaw

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I am an entrepreneur and Open Source Geek with a passion for anything WordPress related. My open source passion started with Linux in 2002. I am actively involved in the Cape Town Internet community and a regular attendee of geek networking events like 27dinner, Geek Dinner, WordCamp and more.

Since 2011 I have been organising WordPress meetups & the WordCamp Cape Town event. These WordPress events help connect me to the network of WordPress fans / professionals in not only my local area, but on an international level.

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WordPress strategy is where I have focused much of my time since 2006. Through my company, LightSpeed, I focus on building websites using WordPress and related software like BuddyPress, bbPress, premium plugins and themes.

Usability is of key importance in web development. I conduct various forms of usability testing from an early stage in development and after launch.

I have extensive experience as a SCRUM Project Manager offering consulting services to clients like Naspers / Media24. More recently my project management services have evolved to include business analysis, planning and specifications.

Account management, sales, marketing and networking are part of my regular responsibilities. Networking is one of my strengths, and this combined with my passion for what I do makes me a goods sales person for my company.

Specialties: WordPress, BuddyPress, bbPress, blog strategies, social network design, public speaker, wiki strategies, website review, conversion analytics, usability engineer, website statistics analysis, social media strategist, social media speaker, training, marketing research, online research, communication, presentations, wiki workshops, blogging, blogger, social networking, podcast, Linkedin, open source server infrastructure

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Elephant Nature Park

Elephant Nature Park is an elephant rescue sanctuary and rehabilitation center located in Northern Thailand, providing a natural environment for elephants, dogs, cats, buffaloes and…

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Bhutan

Consistently voted the happiest country in the world, the little nation of Bhutan is set at the far eastern end of the Himalayas, between India…

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Canada

Lumberjacks, beavers, hockey fanatics, Mounties and maple syrup spring immediately to mind. While Canada certainly provides all of these traditional associations in abundance, this awe-inspiring…

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Botswana

Due to the vast amount of fauna and flora conservation in Botswana, the country is a lavish, untouched piece of nature. Boasting the largest concentration…

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Khwai Community Area

The Khwai area of the Okavango lies along the northern boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve. This is an unfenced boundary allowing wildlife to move…

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Moremi Game Reserve

Situated in the east of the Okavango Delta, Moremi Game Reserve ranks as one of the most beautiful reserves in Africa. It covers more than…

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Bangkok

The old pop song is all about ‘one night in Bangkok’, but you’ll need more time than that to enjoy the many different aspects of…

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Hong Kong

With its iconic city skyscrapers overlooking Victoria Bay, Hong Kong is China at its most modern and sophisticated. Its bustling streets are lined with designer…

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Zimbabwe

Despite the economic uncertainties of recent years, Zimbabwe continues to attract safari connoisseurs, which should come as no surprise, given its dramatic landscapes and abundant…

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Vintage Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa known for its dramatic landscape and diverse wildlife, much of it within parks, reserves and safari areas….

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Top Sights of Tanzania

Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by…

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Best of Botswana

Every country has a highlight – that one thing that puts it on the map. Botswana is different. It offers several of the most sort…

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