August 19, 2017

Jared Atchison

Speakers are being finalized for WordCamp Austin 2010. As they are confirmed, we'll showcase them on the website.

Jared AtchisonWho are you?
I’m a WordPress developer, consultant, and avid Genesis fanboy. I am a proud Texan and graduate of Texas A&M. I live in Aggieland (College Station, TX). I love using WordPress to construct websites that are professional and effective, yet super easy to maintain. I also love Macs, football, hunting, 4-wheeling, guns, and Lonestar beer.

Who do you work for?
During normal hours I work for the Texas Transportation Institute (part of the Texas A&M University System). Off hours I do freelance WordPress gigs.

What is it that you do?
At TTI I use WordPress to design/develop websites for Texas A&M and state agencies such as TxDOT, as well as other independent clients. My spare time is spent working on freelance WordPress jobs, consulting, helping on the StudioPress forums, and hanging out on IRC in #wordpress.

How long have you been working with WordPress?
I’ve been using WordPress for about 5 years, however the first 3 years I used it primarily as a blogging platform. About 2 years ago, I started digging under the hood and really discovering the potential power for developers. Soon afterwords I begin using it for clients.

What is the topic you’ll be speaking about?
Oops! Common WordPress mistakes (and more)

Let’s face it, much of our learning is done by trial and error. Wouldn’t it be awesome if someone would just tell us the errors and save us the time? We’ll take a look at common mistake by WordPress beginners and intermediates alike – and the correct solutions. Additionally we will also throw in some helpful tips and Q&A.

Your favorite type of BBQ?
Sausage. Every year me and a bunch of buddies get together and make our own sausage, complete with a smokehouse in our backyard. It might not be FDA approved but it’s the best damn sausage ever. Brisket is a close second.

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