…or, “I really can’t wait to work for Chris Lema.”*
Today, I’m very excited to announce that starting in September, I will be a Front End Developer at Crowd Favorite. I have been following the company since Alex King started it, love the work they do, and could not be happier to join a team that’s working on such great projects (I’ve actually been a big fan of Alex personally for a long time). I just recently accepted the job, but I can actually owe this to winning tickets to last year’s Pressnomics conference.
The conference was amazing, from the talks to the after party, where I met some pretty awesome people, including Alex, Chris Lema and Karim Marruchi (the current CEO of Crowd Favorite), with whom I’ve kept in contact (you form a special bond when you share cigars with people!). The group of folks and I had some fantastic conversations and from that point I started thinking about what it would be like to work with WordPress on an everyday basis and really be in the thick of it. I started to feel the pull towards what would be a career change.
As I attended more WordCamps, the pull only got stronger. I talked to a lot of people about the things they were working on and I wanted to do the same thing. When I saw Crowd Favorite was hiring, I jumped at the opportunity and consider myself very lucky to have gotten the job.
I can’t wait to get started. I see what Alex, Chris, Karim, and all of the folks at Crowd Favorite are doing and I can see it’s amazing. I love and appreciate what The University of Scranton has done for me, but I’m also very excited for the next adventure with an incredible company.
*While I promised I’d write that, I’m very excited to be working with Chris and the entire Crowd Favorite team!
I just finished reading up a book that was co-written by my friend Jason Coleman called Building Web Apps with WordPress. I picked it up because while I’m generally good at developing themes, I know there were some things I was missing- types of code, optimizations, plugin best practices, etc. I wanted to improve my WordPress skills and I felt this was the book to do it. Boy was I right.
Thanks to everyone who entered what I’m calling the “Tell All” Giveaway. There were around 200 entries, so I appreciate everyone who shared. Congrats to the winners:
As a thank you, I sent everyone who entered a Digital copy of the book. If you didn’t win, you can head on over to rwdwp.com and pick up a copy for yourself
Recently I was developing a few forms for a project at work and wanted a fairly specific format for the input of one of the fields. It was a time of day, and since the <time> element isn’t very well supported in browsers yet, I opted for my own text input and validation. While I do provide some examples for users and check the input on the server side, I opted for input masks on the front end of development to make the form validation easier, and more importantly, to make using the form easier.
Millennials are so different from everyone else, am I right? In this post I explore how Millennials are probably the worst generation to ever exist.