Introducing Hand Built

Over the last several years, I’ve built many great experiences with WordPress. Today I’d like to introduce Hand Built, my new development and consulting firm. If you need expertise with bespoke WordPress solutions, code review, development leadership, data migrations, automation or scaling, shoot me a note at

Beginning with CoPress, I got the taste of running a WordPress-only hosting company. Watching clients email Microsoft Word documents back and forth became the genesis of Edit Flow, which is now used by some of the largest news organizations in the world.

Moving on to the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, I grew to realize the impact usable software can have on education, and was a valued voice for innovation within the institution.

At Automattic, I spent two years on the VIP team reviewing code, fixing nasty bugs, and training developers. I’ve had the honor to speak at many WordCamps, including WordCamp San Francisco. And, along the way, I made significant contributions to Co-Authors Plus and other plugins, and fell in love with WP-CLI.

With Human Made, I split my time between client services and product. I supported a half-dozen clients, most notably Vocativ,, and News Corp, with backend and frontend development, leadership, and project management for their launches. I also led WP Remote, a JS application built on a WordPress-powered API, through two substantial feature releases.

Now, through Hand Built, I’m ready to help you solve your business problems. Let it be creating a custom workflow experience for your content team, reviewing an existing codebase for security and performance, or migrating years of archives into WordPress, I have expertise you can depend on.

I look forward to hearing from you.

One Comment

Aram Zucker-Scharff May 20, 2014 Reply

Just spotted this post. Congrats on setting this up. It’s going to be fun, I’m sure!

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