I wrote my first computer program in 1977. I worked at Discovery Channel Online for the launch of their first site, then went on to start my own company, where I continued to work with them, Discovery Channel School, the IMF, and a whole lot of start-ups. I wrote my first CMS in 1993, and have since implemented over 20 custom systems. One such system was for Discovery Channel School, where teachers entered curriculum for use with Discovery Channel programs, which we turned into web pages. Since then, I have done builds and customizations in over a dozen different out-of-the-box CMS and e-commerce systems. That includes doing WordPress hosting, development, and support since 2002.
I’ve integrated with information sent from airplanes, various APIs including financial data sites, PayPal and Authorize.Net, RSS feeds, XML feeds, enom.com, constantcontact.com, and icontact.com – you name it, I love it. 🙂 I also really enjoy debugging, especially when multiple technologies are involved. That includes every layer from the hosting environment, through the server and application code, through the data, right down to the design layer. Since data can often cause problems, it’s a particular fun spot for me to find and correct issues with data and CSS code.