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  • Member Since: April 14th, 2014
  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Website: steelwagstaff.info
  • Job Title: Educational Product Manager
  • Employer: Pressbooks
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Bio

I contribute to a few open-source educational technology projects and work for Pressbooks (open source book publishing software built on WordPress multisite) as their educational product manager. I have a Ph.D. in English Literature and a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Outside of work and family, my great loves are poetry (with a special interest in the work of the “Objectivists”), music, DIY/indie web stuff, vegetarian food, and playing pickup soccer.

WordPress Origin Story

I learned HTML + CSS in library school years ago, and began building websites by hand coding them. Started using WordPress in 2008 or 2009 because I wasn’t a skilled PHP developer and really appreciated its flexibility & ease of use.

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