About Sam Michel

Inquisitive. Hopeful. Jovial. Cantankerous. Digital marketer. Event organiser. Long-time fan of tech, collaboration and innovation. Exploring digital, social, business, technology, society, psychology & startups.

Sam founded Chinwag in 1996 to support the nascent digital marketing industry. The organisation has grown alongside the industry, whilst Sam has held roles ranging from, arguably, the UK’s first paid webmaster at Time Out magazine, part of the founding management team of the UK’s first web agency, Webmedia and the startup team at digital off-shot of TV firm, Carlton (now part of ITV)

He’s developed launched numerous industry events including Chinwag Psych, international startup series, Digital Mission. He’s the Executive Director of Social Media Week London part of a global collaborative event series taking place in 26 cities worldwide. Sam is a member of the global advisory board. Consultancy clients including UK Trade & Investment, Open Data Institute, the BBC, Innovate UK and he’s an active participant in a number of startup accelerators.

Personal, some work and some geek-related blogging lives at Toodlepip along with BBQ recipes and other oddities.

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Using SSH for Wordpress Automatic Updates

Using SSH for WordPress Automatic Updates

Plugins like SSH-SFTP-Updater-Support provide an easy way to use SSH for plugin, theme and core updates but requires a manual process each time. In its recent release Wordpress 3.7 enabled automatic background updates – no-one wants to wait for a security patch, right?