tl;dr: I am a creative, passionate developer who seeks a new opportunity to leverage the web in making the world a better place. I have a long history of using WordPress, and related tools, at the intersection of media and technology.
Let me walk you through how I’ve spent my last several years.
Senior Engineer, Human Made
May 2013 to February 2014 – Accomplishments from splitting my time between client services and product:
- Led WP Remote, a JS application built on a WordPress-powered API, through two substantial feature releases.
- Supported a half-dozen clients, most notably Vocativ, CFO.com, and News Corp, with backend, frontend, and project management for their launches.
- Built key infrastructural tools like Salty WordPress, a fully-functional local and production server environment, and Job Agency, a WordPress-based jobs system.
Code Wrangler, Automattic
August 2011 to May 2013 – When not in the WordPress.com VIP team day-to-day of reviewing code, answering client tickets, debugging cache problems, or running imports:
- Contributed to a variety of open source projects including Edit Flow, Co-Authors Plus, wp-cli, and Ad Code Manager.
- Launched public-facing features like better invites, WordPress.com Enterprise, and comment reply by email.
- Educated the WordPress community through writing (“Git in my Subversion“), speaking (WordCamp San Francisco), and organizing the Portland WordPress Meetup.
Digital Media Manager, The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
July 2010 to July 2011 – In addition to programming frontend and backend, nursing servers, designing print ads, and teaching workshops:
- Launched an extensive WordPress multisite network for students to host portfolio sites, reporting projects, and class discussions.
- Built an assignment management tool for CUNY’s (and NYU’s) partnership with The New York Times.
- Assisted with the branding and content of CUNY’s groundbreaking Entrepreneurial Journalism program.
Co-Founder / Executive Director, CoPress
September 2008 to April 2010 – CoPress was a nationally-recognized initiative to “empower student newsrooms to hack the future of journalism.” We directly helped over fifty publications move to WordPress from their overly restrictive proprietary CMSes. As Executive Director, I was behind the scenes on every task. My colleague Miles later wrote:
In many ways, Daniel was CoPress. He built the team, somehow finding like-minded people with a commitment to innovation in college media. He built a network, reaching out to leaders of the open-source community, and newspaper editors and advisors from Kabul to Philadelphia. He worked extremely hard, and was intimately involved in every initiative, from setting up servers and hacking WordPress to writing grants and incorporating the organization.
Have an opportunity you think might be a good fit? Shoot me a note: [email protected]. I look forward to hearing from you.