I wrangle code at Automattic. I like ice cream and other sugary things.
Yoga monkey, minimalist, web enthusiast, gamer, excessive reader, poly, author, Product Manager for WooCommerce at Automattic, and the guy who makes crazy sound effects.
Bruce Thompson is a founding partner of Kilakwa Associates, a firm who specializes in the development and maintenance of websites and data systems for nonprofit organizations. Mr. Thompson has over twenty-five years experience in the technology field providing functional, cost-effective solutions for non-profits. He is well versed in WordPRess/CiviCRM implementations as well as the development of custom data systems for clients of Kilakwa Associates.
Matt is a Mac & Linux geek, Minecraft / Board game camp founder and mediocre guitar & banjo player. By day he’s a Network & Systems Administrator at Williams College and by night (and weekends) he manages Svaha LLC, a small web hosting and design company he founded 19 years ago. He has 5 cats, 2 sons and a lovely wife that all tolerate his quirkiness to varying degrees. He has been designing websites for 20 years and has been using WordPress since to 2005. He still thinks digital watches are a pretty neat idea.
Kevin Fodness is a web developer at Fingerpaint Marketing in Saratoga Springs, NY, and is in his final year of PhD studies in Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he is studying how to make the web more accessible for people with disabilities. He enjoys designing, building, and working with REST APIs, object-oriented PHP and WordPress development, and performance tuning websites and web applications.
Chrissie Pollock worked as a freelance professional writer for nearly two decades, picking up SEO knowledge along the way. Now she works for Automattic as a Happiness Engineer, helping people set up sites and draw readers to them. She also guides users through Writing 101 and Blogging 101 courses at WordPress.com’s online Blogging University.
I am the President of W5 Designs a online business development firm, I am also the Founder of OakBarrel.Design a web agency for people who make and distribute alcohol, I am also Nick of Nickjubrey.com a SEO consultant and lastly and my favorite project I am working with some awesome freelancers on a new project called TheFreelance.Space a home for freelances to learn from others on how to be successful. I have am married to a patient woman and we have 5 kids (thats a lot btw). My oldest son loves web design and while I’m partial is an amazing front end designer. I have a super lazy Akita her name is Sandy but don’t bother calling her she’s asleep.
Jarrett Gucci comes from a retail background that started at Home Depot in buffalo NY as cashier and 18 months later was asked to be a project manager based out of Carson California with a goal of opening 12 stores in 14 months. This goal was accomplished. He has also been an area manager at Big Lots and Bed Bath and beyond. He left his very last retail career as a district manager at Linens & Things in 2007 to pursue a hobby of website development as hope he could make some money doing it. Something you may not know about Jarrett besides all this, is that when he was 15 his neighbor gave him a 1962 dodge dart and he completely took it apart and rebuilt it.