Before that, I built web sites for a living. Working as an independent web developer, collaborating with creative agencies and independent web designers. I did frontend and backend development, working with SilverStripe CMS and WordPress. Check out my portfolio and LinkedIn profile for more.
I love to travel. Most recently I've been a tourist in Jamaica, Cuba, NYC, Boston, New Zealand, Tasmania (Australia), Malaysia, and China. I can hardly wait to visit South America and Eastern Europe.
I grew up in beautiful, rural Cape Breton, Canada. But I love cities. I've lived in both Vancouver and Melbourne. They truly are the most liveable cities on the planet. I miss them both. Today, my wife Carolyn and our two sons call Nova Scotia, Canada home.
I love sports. I play hockey, tennis, and ultimate frisbee.
I've had a personal web site since 1996 but only started blogging in 2004. This site is now mainly geared toward my professional career, showcasing my work and publishing my original writings about the business of building the web. Posts are few and far between here as I now write mainly on my company blog. I also share short thoughts on Twitter and Google+ and post code to GitHub and WordPress.org. I also cohost the Apply Filters podcast.
|May 9-11, 2014||WordCamp Miami|
|Dec 7, 2013||WordSesh 2||Video|
|Jun 24, 2013||BostonWP Meetup||Video & Transcript|
|Jan 20, 2012||Podcamp Halifax||Summary & Notes|
|Oct 27, 2011||Atlantic Interactive Marketing Conference||Summary & Notes|
|Jan 23, 2011||Podcamp Halifax||Slides & Review|
|Sep 27, 2008||WordCamp Vancouver||Summary & Slides|
|Jan 26-29, 2015||Big Snow Tiny Conf (Sugarbush, VT)|
|Jan 21-24, 2015||PressNomics (Phoenix)|
|Apr 14-15, 2014||MicroConf (Las Vegas)|
|Jan 19, 2014||Podcamp Halifax|
|Oct 17-19, 2013||PressNomics (Phoenix)|
|Nov 9-10, 2012||PressNomics (Phoenix)||Recap|
|Feb 6-8, 2008||Web Directions North (Vancouver)||Blog Posts: 1, 2|
|Feb 6-8, 2007||Web Directions North (Vancouver)||Blog Posts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|Jul 25, 2006||OSCON||Preview, Notes|
|Dec 5, 2013||Bootstrapped Web||Audio|
|Nov 28, 2013||WP Elevation||Video|
|Nov 19, 2013||WP Engine||Article|
|Sep 24, 2013||Torque||Article|
|Aug 20, 2013||Matt Report||Audio|
|Jul 4, 2012||Your Website Engineer||Audio|
|Mar 20, 2012||WP Candy||Article|
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