By Jared Novack
The Boston WordPress community has given me so much in terms of new ideas, connections and knowledge. I’m really excited to return the favor and sponsor this year’s event with my company, Upstatement.
It wasn’t too long ago that I was a full-time Drupal developer. That changed when I went to my first WordCamp here in Boston last summer. I remember going to some awesome developer sessions from K. Adam White, Sam Hotchkiss and Jon Heller that opened my eyes to WordPress as a full CMS and application framework.
Upstatement specializes in building sites for magazines, newspapers and other media companies. My partners and I got our start in the newsrooms of The Boston Globe, New York Times and San Jose Mercury News. After leaving newspapers, we worked on lots of editorial projects like The Boston Globe’s responsive redesign in 2011.
I’m giving a special Workshop this Friday covering the ins-and-outs of Timber: how it can speed-up development and let you write themes with beautiful, simple markup + code (and less debugging!).