Web Designer & Developer Advocate, WP Training Team Co-Rep
Time in this Industry
I began using WordPress with 2.3, roughly in 2007. I needed a learning management system and a blog, so I began my open source journey with Moodle and Joomla. Soon after, I found WordPress.
I attended my first WordCamp in 2009 before the WP Foundation existed and volunteered to check attendees in.
By 2014, I joined the Training Team and volunteered as a team rep the following year.
I took some time away for young children and could only handle part-time contracting work.
I began resurfacing in the community when I had an opportunity to teach WordPress web dev for a year in a Bootcamp. I picked up Training Team co-rep to help launch http://learn.wordpress.org and joining in for more Meetups and WordCamps throughout this time.
I’ve just jumped into GoDaddyPro’s field marketing team as a web designer & developer advocate. It’s now my job, and honor, to care for folks in the WordPress community, contribute to teams, and connect folks to resources.
Favorite Plugins or Themes
A Typical Day
Up at 5 am with the partner, scan tech news, and enjoy a coffee (outside when possible)
9 am – head to the office. Check in-boxes
Routine meetings: WP Training team, Marketing team, GoDaddy Pro events, internal meetings
Scan social & news between
Flextime – yard/garden work with podcasts
I have a laptop with 2 external 24″ monitors, a mini mixer, a DSLR camera, standing desk, and gear.