WordPress.org

Profiles

  • Member Since: December 3rd, 2014
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN US
  • Website: themesurgeons.com
  • Job Title: Founder and Chief Constructive Surgeon
  • Employer: Theme Surgeons LLC
  • Find me on:

Bio

I care about what I code, and how my applications impact others. I am a driver with a purpose, who was fortunate to have been able to travel and in many countries. After years of working for large companies, I shucked it all. House, cars, stuff, and started my own VIP managed hosting and site application development company. My wife and I are working on building our first Tiny House on Water, and we are Involved in several non-profits focused on environment, education, and health issues. Life is good. When it’s not, I let people know about it 🙂

Interests

Innovation, creating new things that make peoples lives better. Voracious developer of WordPress and Django based software solutions. Lover of Linux when Linus was just a newbie. Avid reader and writer of history. Change agent (scary, I know).

WordPress Origin Story

I installed my first instance of WordPress when version 1.2 was released. I could see the potential and vision being put into it, and it made for a nice blog site for my personal online writing.

Not long after, I went to work as a web developer for a small college IT department. And we adopted WordPress as a means for professors to interact in a more modern direct way with other faculty and students.

In fact, I like to think of our work there as a very early example of E-Learning because I wrote plugins that adapted ways to create group discussions on focused topics with doc attachments.

WordPress does so many things so well, and I want to get more directly involved in keeping the lead developers focused on innovating and moving forward.

  • Wrote a comment on the post WP REST API: Merge Proposal, on the site Make WordPress Core:
    I can't tell you how happy I am and how thankful I am to the…

    6 years ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Shortcode Roadmap Draft One (Proposal – Request for Comments), on the site Make WordPress Core:
    Thank you Chris. And to everyone working to find a solution on this. Hope people…

    6 years ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Shortcode Roadmap Draft One (Proposal – Request for Comments), on the site Make WordPress Core:
    My bad. I meant github.

    6 years ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Shortcode Roadmap Draft One (Proposal – Request for Comments), on the site Make WordPress Core:
    I totally agree. We need to be thinking of an intuitive replacement for shortcodes altogether.…

    6 years ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Shortcode Roadmap Draft One (Proposal – Request for Comments), on the site Make WordPress Core:
    Totally agree with you on this Nick. Think how moving to Git would invite solid…

    6 years ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Feature Plugin Merge Proposal: Menu Customizer, on the site Make WordPress Core:
    I have read through the many comments here today, and also on twitter and elsewhere…

    6 years ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Feature Plugin Merge Proposal: Menu Customizer, on the site Make WordPress Core:
    Honestly, if the goal is to turn WP Admin into to Squarespace UI just say…

    6 years ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Theme Authors: Update TGM Plugin Activation, on the site Theme Review Team:
    TGM 2.4.1 changelog: "Improve escaping for URLs and attributes." Gotta love the softness of that…

    6 years ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post This week’s meeting agenda This week we will…, on the site Theme Review Team:
    I'll take this on. I've consulted and trained web devs on this in higher Ed…

    6 years ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Mentoring update, on the site Theme Review Team:
    Okay - thanks. Forging ahead :)

    6 years ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Mentoring update, on the site Theme Review Team:
    HI to everyone. I just signed up, got VV instance installed and fired up, and…

    6 years ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Details on the new theme settings (customizer) guideline, on the site Theme Review Team:
    How about adding a block in customizer that touts and links to your premium version…

    6 years ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post WP REST API: Version 1.2, on the site Make WordPress Core:
    I've reviewed v4.2. Believe me, REST API is already too impressive to put off including…

    6 years ago