Friends in tech: Nathan Bliss

Company Kinsta Industry Sales and Marketing Time in this Industry 11+ Years Origin Story I’m a data-driven sales and marketing leader with more than 13 years of experience in multiple revenue roles and environments. My expertise spans multiple verticals (eCommerce, payments, and telecommunications), but my deepest base of knowledge is in SaaS tools for small …

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Friends in tech: Chris Flannagan

Company Healthline.com Industry WordPress Time in this Industry 11+ Years Origin Story Got caught stealing cigarettes from a gas station when I was 12. My parents grounded me for a year. Internet was just becoming wide spread, this was around 1995/1996. I was stuck at home so I learned to build websites on angelfire and …

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Friends in tech: Jon Penland

Company Kinsta Industry Hosting Time in this Industry 5-7 Years Origin Story Early in my career, I went to work for a company that manufactured custom-engineered mechanical equipment. While I enjoyed the role and learned quite a bit, the industry was well-established and slow-moving, and I worried that opportunities for advancement would be few and …

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Friends in tech: Tony Perez

Company NOC.org Industry Networking Services Time in this Industry 11+ Years Origin Story Oh gosh, where to even begin.. the most relevant to this industry probably starts around 2009. Prior to that I was in tech, but I was a Defense contractor working on government projects and systems.  It was in 2009 that I was …

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WordPress 5.8 Beta 1

WordPress 5.8 Beta 1 has finally been announced! The new update for WordPress looks to mainly be geared towards blocks and items associated with them. It also is removing compatibility with Internet Explorer 11! This alone should make developers and designers rejoice knowing they no longer have to cater to a legacy oddball browser! Going …

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Friends in tech: Austin Ginder

Company Anchor Hosting Industry Hosting Time in this Industry 11+ Years Origin Story It all started back in 2008. While working a full-time job as an IT consultant, I began building WordPress sites during nights and weekends for something fun to do. The first few sites were for folks who already knew me through my …

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Testing out Elastic Search and Redis

I was interested in how much Elasticsearch and/or Redis cache would help to speed up a site, so I got to work testing it. I created a vanilla WordPress install with WooCommerce installed, I then populated this install with 20,000 posts that each contained a couple of paragraphs of “Lorem ipsum“. I chose to install …

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Friends in tech: Angela Bowman

Company Ask WP Girl, LLC Industry WordPress Time in this Industry 11+ Years Origin Story It’s a long story, but I was building websites in HTML tables back in the day. I took a class in CSS one night, and at the end, the instructor mentioned WordPress. I went home that night and tried the …

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Filesystem Fridays

A friend of mine has a long-running ritual that takes place on Thursdays, which he simply refers to the day to “Clean your fucking desk!“. While I keep a pretty minimal clean desk/setup I have found it useful to take a day out of the week to tidy up things, as I feel clutter on …

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Friends in tech: Syed Saadullah Gillani

Company FK Media Industry WordPress Time in this Industry 3-4 Years Origin Story I get started in this industry in 2017.I love to create new websites for my clients.I develop multi-vendor websites for local e-commerce businesses. Favorite plugins or themes GeneratePressGenerateBlocksPerfmattersWP FormsOptinmonster A Typical Day I get up early in the morning and start doing …

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