… And if we all started spreading Positive Vibes?

Carole on the bike wearing a helmet, sunshine in the background

Life on hold With Germany and Luxembourg, the countries I and my family are living in, partially shutting down in the past 24 hours, I started realizing the situation around the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is also changing my life considerably at the moment. All the projects I’ve been professionally working on in the…

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On Health, WordPress and a Tough Decision

Earlier this year, I had to take a tough decision. It took me quite a while and I had to do a lot of introspective work but I have decided to stop my activities as a WordPress Community Manager for Plesk, a job that I’ve always been doing with a lot of passion and joy.…

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Manifesto by a female open source contributor

I will not take the responsibility for other people’s insecurities, lack of time, energy, or passion for a project. This is about them, not about me. I will not lower my drive or what I expect of my own performance because other people cannot keep up or follow. This is also about them, not about…

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Photos from WordCamp Utrecht

A bit late but still in 2017, I am proud to share my photos from WordCamp Utrecht with you. I love the pictures and they truly reflect how awesome the event was for me: one of my favourite WordCamps in 2017! You can read my full recap on the Plesk blog: https://www.plesk.com/blog/plesk-news-announcements/wordcamp-utrecht-2017-recap/ This work is…

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WordCamp Nijmegen – Photo Recap

Read my recap of WordCamp Nijmegen on the Plesk blog This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Attribution to Plesk Photographer: Carole Olinger for Plesk

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WordCamp Brighton

Earlier this month I attended WordCamp Brighton together with my husband Alain and some friends from the German WordPress community. After London, it was my second WordCamp this year in the UK and I enjoyed it very much. I was emceeing again after I did this at WordCamp Europe for the very first time and…

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Third surgery… a few days to go!

On Monday, 4th of September, I will have my third – and hopefully last – lipedema surgery. In fact, I am less nervous than I was for the two precedent surgeries: I know what’s going to happen and I trust my doctor. On the other hand, I feel wretched because I know exactly what’s going to…

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A Frenchie’s Tale

Did you know that our three French Bulldogs have their own blog in German?
It isn’t very active in the last three years, but they shared, for example, their experience of their very first WordCamp last year in Frankfurt: Schniewies go WordCamp Frankfurt

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Becoming a “Pleskian”

It’s both an honor and a pleasure for me to announce that I am now part of the amazing Plesk team.
I will work remotely and will mostly focus on WordPress-related tasks and initiatives as Community Manager.

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My personal lipedema story

Diagnosis and therapy After 2 decades of suffering, I got diagnosed with lipedema in summer of 2015. Lipedema is a chronically progressive disease which is basically a very painful fat disorder, that almost exclusively affects women. It causes a symmetrical accumulation of fat in the subcutaneous tissue that disproportionately affects the lower limbs from buttocks to…

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