Caspar in 2022: white flat cap, full beard, appropriate wrinkles

Hi, I’m Caspar. This is where I publish personal stuff. I’m also on LinkedIn.


And at dawn, armed with glowing patience, we will enter the cities of glory.

Arthur Rimbaud

I used to be a solid frontend developer back in the days when frontend mostly meant writing accessible, performant HTML and CSS. When frontend became rock star dependency management, I pivoted towards field studies in customer support, user experience, inclusive localisation, product marketing, business strategy, knowledge management, and finally people culture care. (I don’t hold any formal degree in any of those.)

If you were involved with WordPress (the open source project, not the business) between 2011 and 2019, our digital paths may have crossed when my handle was @glueckpress and my other site wasn’t retired yet.

Yours truly, fist raised in front of Matt Mullenweg and Om Malik on stage at WordCamp Europe 2014 in Sofia, Bulgaria
Photo: @arkangel CC BY-SA

There are a couple of open source community events I’ve helped building during those years, such as my then-neighbourhood WordPress meetup in Potsdam and the 2012 and 2013 iterations of WP Camp (sic) Berlin, both of which led the German WordPress community to reboot during WordCamp Hamburg in 2014. I was honoured to be invited on the first ever WordCamp Europe organiser team and later contributed to WordPress conferences as a public speaker and emcee. I’m still convinced Zé is right about Anmut.

While working with WordPress, I made a micro site to help clarify the infamous WordPress/.com dilemma and then helped Automattic own that very dilemma. Coming from a male-centric language, I pushed for inclusive localisation in WordPress, which helped initiating a corresponding trac ticket. I also made a plugin prototype to radically simplify the WordPress admin menu.

Today, I have a life.