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Larry Swanson

  • Member Since: November 3rd, 2007
  • Seattle, WA
  • https://ellessmedia.com
  • Content Strategist at Elless Media
  • @laryswan on WordPress.org, @larryswanson on Slack
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Bio/Description

WordCamp Seattle organizer. Content strategist & lifelong publisher.

Interests

UX, design thinking, standing desks, treadmill desks, the active office, office fitness, world music (esp. West Africa, Cuba, Brazil), baseball

WordPress Origin Story

After somehow falling in with a bunch of Microsoft-centric web developers in the original dot-com boom and being forced to use proprietary tools like Visual Studio to build CMS’s from scratch, I was delighted to discover open-source software in the early 2000s and WordPress shortly thereafter. I created my first WordPress site in 2007 and haven’t looked back.

  • Wrote a comment on the post Weekly Updates, on the site Make WordPress Communities:
    WordCamp Seattle: * conducted final venue walkthrough * dealing with last-minute, venue-driven A/V vendor changes…

    2 weeks ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Sourdough: The Local-Community Starter Kit (proposal), on the site Make WordPress Communities:
    This is an interesting idea. Makes me wonder how many communities have: * active Meetups…

    2 weeks ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Proposal for permanent change of word for Code of Conduct, on the site Make WordPress Communities:
    +1 for adding both ‘caste’ and ‘social class’ to the list.

    2 weeks ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Sourdough: The Local-Community Starter Kit (proposal), on the site Make WordPress Communities:
    Thanks, Ulrich. I love a good brain dump :) I actually tried to de-U.S.-ize my…

    2 weeks ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Sourdough: The Local-Community Starter Kit (proposal), on the site Make WordPress Communities:
    :) !

    2 weeks ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Sourdough: The Local-Community Starter Kit (proposal), on the site Make WordPress Communities:
    Thanks, Sallie. I'm kind of embarrassed that we missed your site as we looked for…

    2 weeks ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Call for Volunteers: 2018 Global Sponsorship Working Group, on the site Make WordPress Communities:
    I can carve out time for this, and would enjoy it. I'm not an accountant,…

    2 weeks ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Community Team Chat | 5 October 2017, on the site Make WordPress Communities:
    If more experienced deputies aren't available, I'd be happy to lead the 20:00 UTC discussion.

    2 weeks ago

  • Wrote a new post, Sourdough: The Local-Community Starter Kit (proposal), on the site Make WordPress Communities:
    Local WordPress communities could benefit from having access to a basic business infrastructure that enables…

    2 weeks ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Proposal for permanent change of word for Code of Conduct, on the site Make WordPress Communities:
    This addition makes sense to me.

    1 month ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Weekly Updates, on the site Make WordPress Communities:
    WC Seattle team report: * about 80% of our 57 speakers have accepted & RSVPed…

    2 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Weekly Updates, on the site Make WordPress Communities:
    WordCamp Seattle is just two and a half months away. Now that we've filled the…

    2 months ago

  • Larry Swanson's profile was updated

    3 months ago

  • Larry Swanson's profile was updated

    3 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Weekly Updates, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    The lead story this week from the Emerald City: Our awesome team at WordCamp Seattle…

    6 months ago

  • Joined the organizing team for WordCamp Seattle 2017 coming up on November 4th

    6 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Weekly Updates, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    Two main accomplishments on WordCamp Seattle this week. 1. worked through sponsorship level details with…

    8 months ago

  • Created a new ticket, #2497, in Meta Trac:
    TITLE tag displaying site name instead of post title at make.wordpress.org

    8 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post , on the site Make WordPress Community:
    On Saturday, we had a very productive kick-off team meeting for WordCamp Seattle 2017 (Nov.…

    8 months ago

  • Larry Swanson's profile was updated

    10 months ago

  • Larry Swanson's profile was updated

    10 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post WCUS Contributor Day – Community Documentation, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    Happy to work on this one, Andrea. Can I get editing access to that page?

    11 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post WCUS Contributor Day – Community Documentation, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    I'm on a tight schedule so can't stay for contributor day. I arrive Thurs. afternoon…

    11 months ago

  • Wrote a new post, Thank You, WordCamp Seattle Sponsors, on the site WordCamp Seattle:
    Remember how pleasantly surprised you were when you saw the price of your WordCamp Seattle…

    12 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Paid Ads for WordCamps, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    I think it's a worthwhile experiment to run, but I my hunch is that organic…

    12 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Let's talk about the 2017 Global Sponsorship Program, on the site Make WordPress Community:
    I had a similar issue when I came on board as sponsor wrangler for WordCamp…

    12 months ago

  • Joined the organizing team for WordCamp Seattle 2016 coming up on October 29th

    1 year ago

  • Larry Swanson's profile was updated

    1 year ago