I was born an entrepreneur. From lemonade stands and mowing lawns, to making my first dollars online, I've always been motivated to solve problems for people. I currently work full time on Delicious Brains Inc, a company I started in December 2012 to develop and sell WP Migrate DB Pro, a database migration plugin for WordPress.
Before that, I built web sites for a living. Working as an independent, I collaborated with creative agencies and independent web designers. I did frontend and backend development, working with SilverStripe CMS and WordPress. See my LinkedIn profile for more details on my past work.
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, son Max, and I call Halifax, Canada home.
I love sports. I play rec league hockey in the winter, golf and competitive ultimate frisbee in the summer.
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. 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|
|Apr 14-15, 2014||MicroConf|
|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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