Kitty Lusby grew up in a small town just north of Richmond, Virginia. She taught herself to read and write before ever entering school, and literature has been a fascination and a passion ever since. Quickly, she outgrew the school library and was forced to satisfy her need for compelling fiction in whatever books she found around the house or received as birthday and Christmas gifts from her family, especially her grandfather. Edgar Allen Poe’s romantic poetry has remained a favorite since she was six years old, although her understanding of it has increased dramatically with age and experience.
I am a Creative Expert specializing in developing content for Businesses & Entrepreneurs.
I create spectacular content for individuals, businesses, and organizations to showcase their products and services.
I’ll be brutally honest with you and say that I prefer to discover and explore other’s ideas that resonate with me. When I find these people, I then contribute my skill set to the pursuit of their media goals rather than focus on my own interpretations.
Hi, I’m Ben Weiser. That’s me speaking to the Las Vegas WordPress group about DesktopServer (which is awesome BTW). I’m an avid wilderness backpacker, philosophy geek, StudioPress fanboy, and tinkerer. I first became acquainted with WordPress in 2009 when I built a personal blog to write down my meandering thoughts. In 2011, I jumped head first into the world of Search Engine Optimization, and affiliate marketing.
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My name is Robert Gillmer, and I’m a WordPressaholic. Yup, that’s right, I’m addicted to WordPressahol. I’ve been building websites for three and a half years now, and have been using WordPress to do so for 3 years and 25 weeks. (Don’t hold that against me.) For those that know the release schedule, Thelonious introduced me to WordPress.
Am I a front-end developer or a back-end one? Truth is, I don’t know where the distinction lay1. I code stuff that the end users see on the front page; I style stuff through the magic and splendor of CSS that end users see; I create custom posts types and custom fields for website admins and editors; I write functional plugins; I misuse and abuse semicolons2. Does that make me front-end, back-end, or “middle-end?” All I can say is, stop worrying so much about my end.
WordPress is a gateway drug to WordCamps, of which I am also an addict3. Since my first one in Las Vegas at the end of 2012, I’ve been to four in 2013 and are planning to go to seven in 2014. Also, I’ve recently been tapped to help coordinate the 2014 WordCamp Vegas. You can also usually find me at our local WordPress Meetup, as well as our blogging Meetup.
I’m an avid fan of Advanced Custom Fields. It goes in every site I build, and you can’t beat the Repeater addon. I hate to be just another person lauding Gravity Forms, but they do deserve it. I hate sliders, but I do build them for people if they insist. I code locally with Desktop Server, I push to Git via Beanstalk, and I do this all on a PC. Though I am starting to see the appeal of Macs. (Note: none of those are affiliate links, so click to your heart’s content.)
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Well, hello! My name is John Hawkins and I’m a WordPress junkie.
After more than a decade working behind the scenes on multi-million dollar web applications, I realized I didn’t like my job as much as I did when we were a lean and mean startup. I started taking on side projects helping small businesses establish a web presence using WordPress. Then, in 2009 I co-founded 9seeds, a WordPress development shop based in Las Vegas. What started out as a nights-and-weekends hobby quickly turned in to a full time gig for my partners and I. 3 years later I’m the sole owner of 9seeds with a lean and mean staff that is spread across the country.
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WordCamp Vegas 2011 was the first WordCamp event I had ever attended. I didn’t know what to expect. So I welcomed all new information and made it my mission to meet new people. I made a bunch of new friends and I was hooked. I started attending the Las Vegas WordPress Meet Up Group. After a few months, I began to speak about simple plugins. I spoke for about a year before I applied to speak at WordCamp Vegas 2012 & 2013. In 2013, I spoke at WordCamp Reno-Tahoe & WordCamp Albuquerque. I took the 2014 year off from speaking at WordCamp events to focus on my support business. In 2015, I spoke at WordCamp Orange County, San Diego, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, and Sacramento. What a year.