Defining Titles for Web Builders

Developer v Developer

Photo found at http://www.adverblog.com/2011/09/01/is-this-true/ Permission to use requested. Might end up removed if required.

 

I’ve been thinking about something and I want to run it by you all & I’d LOVE to have a dialogue here in the comments to find out if I’m on the right track or if I’m waaaay off course. I trust you’ll chime in and let me know.

These days there are a dozen different titles for what I’ve deduced to four different professionals who are generally involved in a web / app design. I’m finding that semantics are important when managing projects and getting everyone’s vocabulary on the same page usually eliminates a lot of unnecessary confusion. And THAT is really the impetus behind this post. It is NOT to degrade anyone or start a fight online with those web designers and developers out there who might disagree with my use of terms here. That said – I DO want to know WHY you disagree with this – if, in fact, you do.

So, for example – when I refer to a “Designer” I do not mean someone who works on the front end of web builds. I really do mean the person(s) who literally designed the project we’re working on. And when I refer to a “Developer” I do not mean someone who can manipulate a drag and drop builder or set up a theme based on really awesome documentation. I literally mean someone who can throw open SublimeText and in a matter of minutes compile some pretty snazzy SASS or PHP or C# or whatever flavor of programming they are proficient in.

For a few reasons:

A) I can open Sublime Text and hack out some HTML, CSS and even some SASS. But I could never just sit down and start writing from scratch. Nope. Haven’t done that in 20+ yrs and have NO desire to really ever do it again.

B) I can download a drag and drop builder and learn how to manipulate the shortcodes and page settings to get a WordPress website to look the way I want. But I can’t even begin to compare myself to my friends who literally hand code websites from scratch. Not even gonna fake it on this one. I am not, in anyway, a developer.

C) I really cannot make pretty things. I have no real sense of creative production. I can replicate. And I can assess and critique (not criticize.) But I have never been consistent in producing original creative material aside from writing. I can express myself creatively through writing, nature and learning. I cannot express myself creatively in the Creative Cloud. :)

What I am is a very advanced web user proficient in WordPress, with a wide range of knowledge as it applies to all the fields below. But I cannot produce a design, I cannot build up the back end, I cannot apply front end stylings. I am a very well versed project manager with a solid understanding of motion theory along with a firm understanding of user behaviour. I can QA (quality assurance / debug) a website better than anyone I know and I can quickly tell you, in layman’s terms, what needs to happen – what the user is expecting to happen, what the admin wants to happen, why it needs to be set up a certain way. I can find all the holes in your design/development. I just can’t fix them.

That said – I am not any of the following – and these are the 4 roles I’ve filtered all the many different web tech professionals into — please don’t be offended. Help me sort all this out so I can get an even better understanding of it all:

The Designers

Someone who designs things – to make it simple. They need not know code. They DO need to have a firm understanding, preferably at the expert level, of Content Management, User Permissions, Information Architecture, User Experience Design, User Interface Design, System Architecture, Front End and Back End Engineering. Note: they do not have to know how to do all these things – but they should have a clear understanding of how all these different knowledge areas interact with each other via design.

The Front End Engineers or Web Developers

Someone who takes the designers pretty looking things and turns them into code to be applied to the front end of a web development project. S/he should have the tools necessary for taking the designer’s pretty things and generating the appropriate files needed. Pixel perfect rendition is the end goal. The designs produced are not arbitrarily created – there is purpose behind every design decision and it is the job of the front end engineer to make sure those design decisions are effectively communicated to the end-user via seamless front end experience.

Back End Engineers or Web Developers or Programmers

Someone who takes the designers pretty things and turns them into code to be applied to the back-end of a web development project. S/he should have the tools necessary for taking the designer’s pretty things and generating the appropriate files needed. Pixel perfect rendition is the end goal. Articulating the functionality of the design, through back-end programming, is the responsibility of the programmer. Understanding that the designs were not arbitrarily created – that there was purpose behind every design decision – it is the job of the back-end engineer to ensure the functionality desired is produced in a manner that supports the front end user experience AND in many cases the back-end admin user experience.

Full Stack Engineers

A highly skilled engineer who can manage front and back-end engineering on a wide range of enterprise and application level builds. Comprehensive understanding on the roles of Information Architecture, UI/UX, Design, Front End and Back End Engineering.

 

Now, I haven’t even started on the different titles for people who run /manage websites. Like SEO experts vs Marketing Strategists. Or the people who sell websites like Account Managers and so on. I don’t think I’m touching those with a 10-foot pole. Yet. :)

So – what say you oh great internet friends?!

Contentment

Contentment
With what I have
     who I am
     where I am headed

Freedom
From worrying about adversaries
     fearing vindictive pettiness
     hiding from bullies

Time
spent with those whom I love
     things I have ignored
     self, which I have neglected

Boundaries matter
     especially when one is
     dealing with those who don't

For Kim. Because Time Ran Short.

“Can you believe it? Me!!! In Matt’s talk! Me!? I…just …. I can’t believe it. Little ol’ me. An old lady up there on the screen with all the kids. It’s official, I really am #WPMom now.” Grinning ear to ear. Laughing. Happy. Her eyes were glimmering. Kim Parsell was beside herself, with an humble but genuine gratitude, for having been acknowledged by Matt Mullenweg, during his 2014 State of the Word, for her contributions to the WordPress community at large.

I remember thinking, while she talked, about how beautiful Kim was. Not her outward beauty – her crisp blue eyes, her bright and engaging smile – but her inward beauty. Her authenticity. And I saw her vulnerability. And I saw the literal twinkle in her eye that day. This is what happy looks like. And I thought about how little she was – physically small – shorter than me and so petite. And I thought about how strong she was – in her spirit. You could actually feel that when you were around Kim. You knew things were ok and even if they weren’t great, they would be ok … and eventually good again. She made you feel that way about life. And in those specific moments when she was sharing with me how happy she was, I remember thinking how much she deserved her moment. She had earned it. 

Sunday’s Contributor Day was wrapping up and I was heading out, my volunteer shift was over. I asked Kim if she wanted to grab dinner that evening, but she was staying late to help clean up. We promised each other we’d make time on Monday evening. But then that never happened. But that’s just how it goes at WordCamps. You try to make time for all the people you really want to spend time with while you’re “on location” and you’re all in proximity of each other – but plans change and you go with the flow of it. I remember thinking….no worries…I’d catch Kim at the next WordCamp and of course there’s always Twitter, Skype, Slack and good old fashioned email. Next time…

But There Won’T Be a Next Time.

These days, I spend most of my life alone. I have John and the children, but if it were not for social media – and to that end – the WordPress Community – I would have almost no connection to the outside world. I’m not even joking. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad, it just is what it is during this season of my life. Kim was one of those people I met through WordPress, through Twitter, and became friends with in real life. I was hoping to spend more time with her in 2015. The sadness is real, the emotions are real – people often say, “Oh social media – it’s not like if you die it will matter to anyone on Twitter or Facebook.” I say those people don’t value relationships – they just value noise. They like the noise of social media – but they aren’t using the tools to leverage relationships. 

Their loss, really. Because people like Kim are out there – readily available to befriend you. To help you. To listen. To mentor. To help guide. To share in the joy. The pain. The burden. The blessing. Of life. Facilitated by the internet of things….but facilitated none the less.

Yes, Kim was my “online friend” …but she was a friend. And I’m going to miss her greatly.

Each Moment of Time Is a Mountain

A few days ago another online friend posted a poem that resonated. I jotted down the poem. I didn’t bookmark the link to his online posting about the poem, so, Joe, if you’re reading this…my bad. But thanks for sharing because tonight as I lay awake, thinking of Kim, I found myself thinking of the mountain that she got to ascend, looking around at all her peers in WordPress, and counting her blessings. 

Today I Was Happy, So I Made This Poem – James Wright

As the plump squirrel scampers
Across the roof of the corncrib,
The moon suddenly stands up in the darkness,
And I see that it is impossible to die.
Each moment of time is a mountain.
An eagle rejoices in the oak trees of heaven,
Crying
This is what I wanted.

Kim Parsell Jose WCSF14

(Photo from Matt’s gallery of WCSF. Taken by Sheri Bigelow.

Kim, we love and miss you. 

Matt, thank you for honoring her the way you did. It was a small gesture, perhaps, on your part – but it meant a lot to her. Which meant the world to me. You gave her that moment of time that was her mountain. 

 

 

 

30+ New Remote WordPress Developer Job Openings

This morning I was doing some research regarding remote job options for HappyJoe Veterans. I found a LOT of open positions. I figured, while I was basically job-jogging through all these different sites I’d cull a list of resources for any WordPress professionals looking for remote opportunities. 

Positions listed below vary from part-time/freelance gigs to full-benefit employees. There’s so much work out there available for skilled WordPress developers!  This post does not include links to your typical WordPress Agencies like 10up, Automattic, WebDevStudios, etc, because those jobs are 1) easy to track down and apply for and 2) pretty much we all know they’re always hiring so… here’s some lesser known opportunities for you to explore if you’re looking for WordPress gigs. 

Oh, I started a job board…because I can install a plugin and follow directions through the documentation and add short codes to pages and all…but I don’t know if I’ll use it or not. Remains to be seen. For now – here’s the list of today’s adventures!

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Theme Fusion: WordPress Developer Needed for Forum Support and Development Projects
http://theme-fusion.com/jobs
Help out in the technical support forums and help with projects. It’s pretty straightforward! 

Wanderlust Festival: Lead Dev for Genesis + WPEngine Site
http://jobs.smashingmagazine.com/j/Kickass-Lead-Developer-for-Yoga-Wellness-Brand/2416258
Lead dev for a new site for the Wanderlust Festival site. It’s an awesome site already – so upgrading it to a cool new WordPress site would be a fun gig! 

The Boss Group: WordPress Web Developer for Short Term Project
http://www.thebossgroup.com/detail/web-developer/43737/
There wasn’t much info here – but possibly a good opportunity for a short term freelance project to fill in some gap time if you’re needing to pad out your schedule. 

EmoryDay: WordPress, Joomla and Magenta Web Developer & Graphic Designers
http://emoryday.com/web-developer/
http://emoryday.com/graphic-designers/
Kind of nice that they diferentiated between “designers” and “developers” eh?  The developer position is for more than just WordPress so be sure to read the description. Designer is for someone who can ….design and not just master CSS. Please read job descriptions for more information. 

Site5: Various Positions – Customer Support to Systems Engineer, Migrations, etc.
http://www.site5.com/about/careers/

SkillForge: WordPress / Software Trainer
http://skillforge.com/careers/
SkillForge is a training program and they’re looking for some qualified instructors to put together courses in a variety of software applications including WordPress.

eigital:  WordPress/PHP Developers
http://www.jobscore.com/jobs2/ideatree/wordpress-php-developers/cb1Kr-f8qr5iH6eJe9fLhG
Kind of a hard name to say but E-igital is looking for Senior Lead Web Developers and Junior Developers to work remotely on web projects.

PixelUnion: Product Designers for WordPress, Shopify, Tumblr and Ghost Themes
http://blog.pixelunion.net/post/100249171733/were-hiring-product-designers-were-looking-for
These positions sound fun if you’re looking to do some themes besides strictly WordPress. Great for front end engineers/developers looking to build out their portfolios. 

Camna, LLC: WordPress and Drupal Developer
http://www.authenticjobs.com/jobs/22515/wordpress-and-drupal-developer
Developer will update existing WordPress and Drupal websites, create new templates, set up new custom post types, install new plugins, help develop new websites, etc. Part- or full-time. $20-30/hr with benefits.

Caffeinated Communications Studio: Freelance WordPress Developer
https://www.smartrecruiters.com/CaffeinatedCommunicationsStudio/77407224-freelance-wordpress-developer
Remote contractor position will work as needed with our creative team to design, build and maintain custom, responsive WordPress websites for clients nationwide. A typical week could involve 5-15 hours of work. $25-35/hour DOE 

SuperPixel: Freelance Web & Application Developer
http://superpixel.co/careers/
WordPress theme designer and application developer. They dissed Microsoft in their listing, but I guess that comes with the territory these days. Ha!

SkyVerge: WooCommerce Contractors
http://www.skyverge.com/jobs/woocommerce-contractor/
Part time position with SkyVerge working on WooCommerce sites. Obviously you’d need to know WordPress. 10-15hrs/week. 

ChopDawg: WordPress, PHP, Android, iOS Developers and UI Designer 
http://chopdawg.com/team/
Four developer positions and 1 designer position available at ChopDawg. All remote. 

Arsenal Studios: Lamp/JavaScript Web Developer
https://www.arsenalstudios.com/careers/
While not specifically WordPress I know that there are some LampStacked Developers in our community who might be interested in this role. Would need to know JavaScript as well.

Coalition Technologies: 3 Back End PHP Developers, 3 Front End Developers, Project Manager http://coalitiontechnologies.com/careers
Handful of remote positions available in addition to those listed above. 

Stectech Industries: Front End Lead Developer, Project Manager
http://stectech.com/jobs
Work at home opportunities for the right candidates. Front end lead developer for WordPress and Magento Sites. Project Manager with experience in digital project management.

LyntonWeb: Inbound Marketing Careers
http://www.lyntonweb.com/marketing-web-development-careers
Digital Marketing Manager, Junior Web Developer, Marketing Intern, Remote Interactive Web Designer, Web Design Intern. Must be familiar with WordPress in applicable role. All remote or based in Houston, TX.

SOSBrooklyn: Front End WordPress Developer
http://www.authenticjobs.com/jobs/22690/front-end-wordpress-developer
Based in NY but remote is OK. Freelance position.

TalentTable: Front End Developer
http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=TWENTYONETECH&cws=41&rid=340
or 
http://www.talenttable.com/careers.php
Seems like a robust role for a front end developer and a remote location will be considered. 

JupiterHighway: Front End WordPress Developer
http://jupiterhwy.com/?jobs=front-end-wordpress-developer
Front-End WordPress Developer skilled in current design trends and best practices for web design who can meet deadlines while working in a freelance position.

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70+ WordPress Job Leads From WordCamp San Francisco 2014

WordCamp San Francisco 2014 WordPress Job BoardMost WordCamps will have a large white board set up so companies can list job openings in the event there are any WordPress professionals looking for employment. I’ve yet to attend a WordCamp where this whiteboard had tons of white space left at the end of the event. There is literally no shortage of work opportunities in the WordPress economy today. 

I’ve broken down the job board into a list of links for you to explore if you’re looking for work. I’ve cross checked these listings on the employer site where possible and have included as much information as time has allowed this morning. I’ve broken the listings into three main categories: Location: Remote ~ Location: In-Office ~ Location: Not Sure. 

Please share this post with anyone looking for WordPress work. 

WordPress at Home (AKA Remote)

ModernTribe
http://tri.be/about/join-our-team/
Web Designer, WordPress Technical Support, WordPress Plugin Developer, WordPress Front End Developer, Project Manager

100% Distributed (Remote) WordPress Agency
Contact: Use online form for applications

10up
http://10up.com/careers/
Web Strategy, Design, Engineering

100% Distributed (Remote) WordPress Agency
Contact: jobs@10up.com

XWP
https://xwp.co/people/
Front End and Back End WordPress Developers, Project Manager, Enterprise Sales

100% Distributed (Remote) WordPress Agency
Contact: work@xwp.co

HumanMade
http://hmn.md/is/hiring/
PHP Developer, Front End Developer, Paid Interns
100% Distributed (Remote) WordPress Agency
Contact: hello@hmn.md

Sucuri
https://sucuri.net/company/employment
Sr PHP Developer, Sr Front End Developer, Jr Support Analyst, Security Analyst, System Administrator, Content Marketing Coordinator, Sales Support Analyst
100% Distributed (Remote) WordPress Agency
Contact: info@sucuri.net

Elegant Themes
http://www.elegantthemes.com/jobs/
WordPress Theme Developer

100% Distributed (Remote) WordPress Agency
Contact: Online application process

WP All Import
http://www.wpallimport.com/ and http://soflyy.com/employment/
Video Tutorials and Content Marketer, 20hrs/week, $35/hr. 
100% Distributed (Remote) WordPress Agency
Contact: louis@soflyy.com

Event Espresso
http://eventespresso.com/about/join-our-team/
WordPress Engineer, Designer, Project Manager, Support Technician
*Not currently hiring but please send resume and cover letter to contact below.
100% Distributed (Remote) WordPress Agency
Contact: jobs@eventespresso.com 

Alley Interactive
alleyinteractive.com/hiring
Software Developer, Director of Employee Happiness & Recruiting

Remote is OK, Offices are in NYC
Contact: info@alleyinteractive.com

rtMedia
https://rtcamp.com/careers/working-remotely/
Linux Admin, WordPress Developer, Blogger/Content/Technical Writer, Video/Screencast Maker
This agency is located in India.
Contact: hr@rtcamp.com

Kaiser Permanente
http://www.kaiserpermanentejobs.org/
“Hiring WP, PHP Developer and Designer. 
Contract work”

I assume this is a remote position, please confirm with contact below.
Contact: dd.johnice@kp.org
*Note: they have hundreds of jobs in a wide variety of fields. Searching their job listings for the WordPress specific ones will be a waste of time. Best to just contact using the email above.

Amper Image Sciences, Inc.
amperisi.com
“UX/UI Designers needed for new app”

I’m assuming this would be a remote position.
Contact: auggie@science2beauty.com

ADALDESIGN
http://adaldesign.com/
“QA & Project Manager Needed”

I assume this is a remote position, please confirm with contact below.
Contact: adal@adaldesign.com

Non-Profit Animal Advocacy Site
(no URL)

Need WordPress Developer: site redo using Canvas WordPress theme + blog + podcasts
I assume this is a remote position, please confirm with contact below.
Contact: mktnow@yahoo.com
**The information on the white board was difficult to follow. ProTip:  contact mktnow to get the full 411.

WPEngine
http://wpengine.com/careers/#jobviteframe
Too many to list.
There is ONE remote position available: Affiliate Marketing Manager.
The rest are local to Austin, San Antonio, San Francisco or London. Pick your pleasure!
Contact: Online applications only

Team Treehouse
https://teamtreehouse.com/jobs
Designer, BuddyPress Expert, HR Lead, Executive Assistant, Audio Professional

Some are remote and some are local positions (Portland, OR)
Contact: zac@teamtreehouse.com

ARCom
http://arcom.com.bd/career
Web Developer, Web Graphic Designer, Writer for TheDhakaTimes*, Writer for TheTechJournal*
*These two positions are listed as remote. The Web Developer and Designer positions are listed as local to Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Contact: info@arcom.com.bd

WordPress At The Office 

MakerMedia
http://makermedia.com/work-with-us/job-openings/
WordPress / PHP Web Developer

Sebastapol, CA
Contact: bolson@makermedia.com

RazorFrog
http://razorfrog.com/

“San Francisco WordPress Firm is Hiring”
San Francisco, CA
Contact: http://razorfrog.com/about/scott-werley/

UpStatement
http://upstatement.com/careers/
Front End Developer, Designer and Paid Interns

Boston, MA
Contact: jobs@upstatement.com

Pantheon
https://www.getpantheon.com/jobs
PHP Engineer, WordPress Contributor Lead, Also Marketing, Sales and Support

San Francisco, CA
Contact: Online application form

Plesk / Parallels
http://www.parallels.com/about/careers/
Current US-Based positions range from VP of IT to Marketing Writer
San Francisco, CA & Renton, WA, but check back for other options
Contact: Online contact form

Wired.com
Full Stack Developer with WordPress Experience for Wired.com
I had to dig around to find this. The link someone wrote on the jobs board at WordCamp doesn’t work (wrd.com/jobs). This job listing is found nestled inside the CondeNast Career Opportunities page. They have a wide range of open positions all across the country. Some look really fun, but the only one I found that mentioned WordPress was for the Full Stack Developer listed above.
San Francisco, CA
Contact: None listed 

WestWerk
http://westwerk.com/connect/
Digital Project Manager & Front End Web Developer (WordPress)

Minneapolis, MN
Contact: None listed

GoDaddy
https://godaddy.com/careers/opportunities
LOTS of open position

Nothing remote and too many locations to list.
The few I looked at did not specifically mention WordPress. Happy job listings hunting!

Brit + Co
brit.co/about/careers
Full Stack Engineer Needed – Among a wide variety of other really creative positions!
This looks like a really fun company to work for/with!
I think the positions are all local to San Francisco, but if you’re interested you should email and find out!
Contact: careers@brit.cod

WordPress Who Knows?!

Gala Engine
http://gala-engine.com/

“UX Designer needed for WP SAAS”
No info re: remote or local
Contact: info@gala-engine.com

Forward Push Media
http://forwardpushmedia.com/about/meet-the-team/
Director of Business Development, WordPress Developer (job listing is more in line with Strong Front End Developer)

No info re: remote or local
Contact: hello@forwardpushmedia.com

FuturePruf
FuturePruf.com/jobs
IA, Designer, Design Engineer, Web Engineer, Web Strategist

No info re: remote or local
Contact: jobs@futurepruf.com

Hiring WordPress Professionals?

If you are hiring for experienced WordPress professionals please leave a note in the comments below! That could be for design, development, project management, quality assurance, special projects, contract work, part time, full time, benefits, no benefits – whatever! Feel free to tag your company info to the post! 

Hire Andy Christian!

There was one person who put his name on the job board as a person looking for work. His name is Andy Christian. I’ve linked to his Twitter handle. Andy is such an amazing person with a wealth of knowledge about WordPress. He is looking for a remote position in User Support. If you need to add someone to your support team, you would do your business a favor (and customers) by bringing Andy on board.  

Were you at WordCamp San Francisco? Did you enjoy it? Andy put a lot of time and energy into organizing it. That’s how good he is! 

 

Updated & Outdated: WordPress Job Listings From WordCamp Miami 2014

WordCamps are a great place to find work within the WordPress economy. Aside from the obvious benefit of being able to introduce yourself directly to some of the larger WordPress agency owners, there is almost always a “Looking For Talent” whiteboard where companies can jot down their information and attendees can follow up with during at the camp or afterwards.

David Bisset, one of the organizers for WordCamp Miami, was kind enough to tweet this awesome picture.

If you weren’t able to make it to WordCamp Miami and you are looking for WordPress work, dig into the links below! I’ve broken out as much as I could from the white board and have listed it all here for you! Note: this is not EVERYTHING on that board – I couldn’t make out the business card information. If you were at WordCamp Miami and you want to add job opportunity information that I haven’t included, please drop the information in the comments below and I’ll update the post if/when that info arrives. I have vetted everything below and have included as much basic info as possible. Serious linkage below!

Companies / Individuals Hiring WordPress Talent

BackOffice Associates

  • Wide range of listings.
  • Worldwide locations.
  • No idea if remote work or not.

@Aysha Marie Zouain from Blackened Honesty

  • WordPress Web Designer to help roll out a new site for NewVisionGraphics.com.
  • This is a **Miami Only** position.
  • You can contact Aysha here.

Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists

  • No details listed on job board. First glance of their site… hopefully they’re looking to update the whole thing! :)
  • There are a lot of jobs posted on their Careers Section.
  • I also asked them, via Twitter, for more information.
  • Will update if / when more info is communicated.

@Jackie Jimenez with @InnovateWP

  • WordPress Developers and Designers
  • Contact her here: http://theinnovativeconsultant.com/contact-me/

@Jason Ibarra with SherlockTech Staffing

  • Jason recruits for Sherlock Tech Staffing
  • He is also very active in the WordPress Community
  • They are looking for WordPress Designers and Developers
  • Contact Jason via work email: Jason@sherlocktech.com
  • Twitter: Hiring WP Talent is @jasonibarra

@Lightmaker is a digital agency, looking for Talented WordPressers with offices in Florida, California and the UK.

@Vocativ 

  • Based in NYC – not sure about remote positions.
  • Check out Their Site
  • Their Twitter Feed
  • Their Facebook Page
  • And if you’re excited about what they’re doing….
  • Contact them via email: jobs@vocativ.com

+Laura Raymond with @DestinationCuisine

  • Looking for help with WordPress Development, Themes and BuddyPress
  • Check out their website: http://destinationcuisine.com/
  • Contact Laura via the Contact Form at the bottom of her About Page: http://destinationcuisine.com/about/

BrandCo.com

  • Based in Orlando
  • Looking for a local WordPress Dev
  • Somewhat dead Twitter and Google Plus account
  • Check out their Facebook Page for up to date info on company happenings
  • Connect with David Parsons via Twitter or email to: david@brandco.com

CollegeSwitch.net

  • Active Facebook Page
  • Run by Andre Buchanan in Miami, FL.
  • No other info available.
  • Contact via http://www.collegeswitch.net/contactus/

@Impulse Creative looks like a really cool inbound marketing agency!

  • Hiring a UI/UX Developer w/WordPress Experience
  • Looking for developers with WP / PHP / HTML / CSS experience.
  • Looking for other unpaid positions via internships. I think this is a horrible practice and I’m not going to link to the postings, but you can peruse yourself if you’d like. Personally, I think companies should pay for the work they get out of interns. :)

@SouthernWeb located in Atlanta, looking to fill a few key positions:

 

WordPress Based Agencies / Companies Looking for WordPress Professionals

BuddyBoss.com  Themes and Plugins for WordPress, BuddyPress and bbPress

@Delicious Brains is a small WordPress agency run by some top notch developers.

@Human Made Limited is a WordPress VIP Agency based in the UK 100%

  • Support remote employees
  • Well respected within the WordPress Community
  • Small agency leaving a big impact.
  • Has one of the coolest URL’s I’ve seen!!  http://hmn.md/
  • Recently hired for the following positions:
  • If you love WordPress, want to work remote, and want to work with a small agency  – check out their hiring page & drop them a note: http://hmn.md/is/hiring/
  • Also – don’t you just LOVE the URL structures?!  I’m totally excited by them!!  #nerdalert

@WPEngine : If you don’t know…. one of the most well-trusted WordPress Hosting Companies out there!

  • I love this company!  They are doing amazing things in WP Hosting, within their own company, and within the WordPress Community at Large.
  • All positions are local to Austin, TX.
  • There are quite a few positions to pick from:
  • Well known, well loved company that really knows how to give back to the very community that has helped to build them into the hosting empire they are today.

@Sucuri  specializes in WordPress / Website Security

@CrowdFavorite is a another really awesome WordPress Agency.

@Maintainn is yet another really cool WordPress Agency!

@ModernTribeInc  is a top notch WordPress Agency. They are looking for:

WordPress Job Listings From WordCamp Miami 2014

WordCamps are a great place to find work within the WordPress economy. Aside from the obvious benefit of being able to introduce yourself directly to some of the larger WordPress agency owners, there is almost always a “Looking For Talent” whiteboard where companies can jot down their information and attendees can follow up with during at the camp or afterwards.

David Bisset, one of the organizers for WordCamp Miami, was kind enough to tweet this awesome picture.

If you weren’t able to make it to WordCamp Miami and you are looking for WordPress work, dig into the links below! I’ve broken out as much as I could from the white board and have listed it all here for you! Note: this is not EVERYTHING on that board – I couldn’t make out the business card information. If you were at WordCamp Miami and you want to add job opportunity information that I haven’t included, please drop the information in the comments below and I’ll update the post if/when that info arrives. I have vetted everything below and have included as much basic info as possible. Serious linkage below!

Companies / Individuals Hiring WordPress Talent

BackOffice Associates

  • Wide range of listings.
  • Worldwide locations.
  • No idea if remote work or not.

@Aysha Marie Zouain from Blackened Honesty

  • WordPress Web Designer to help roll out a new site for NewVisionGraphics.com.
  • This is a **Miami Only** position.
  • You can contact Aysha here.

Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists

  • No details listed on job board. First glance of their site… hopefully they’re looking to update the whole thing! :)
  • There are a lot of jobs posted on their Careers Section.
  • I also asked them, via Twitter, for more information.
  • Will update if / when more info is communicated.

@Jackie Jimenez with @InnovateWP

  • WordPress Developers and Designers
  • Contact her here: http://theinnovativeconsultant.com/contact-me/

@Jason Ibarra with SherlockTech Staffing

  • Jason recruits for Sherlock Tech Staffing
  • He is also very active in the WordPress Community
  • They are looking for WordPress Designers and Developers
  • Contact Jason via work email: Jason@sherlocktech.com
  • Twitter: Hiring WP Talent is @jasonibarra

@Lightmaker is a digital agency, looking for Talented WordPressers with offices in Florida, California and the UK.

@Vocativ 

+Laura Raymond with @DestinationCuisine

  • Looking for help with WordPress Development, Themes and BuddyPress
  • Check out their website: http://destinationcuisine.com/
  • Contact Laura via the Contact Form at the bottom of her About Page: http://destinationcuisine.com/about/

BrandCo.com

  • Based in Orlando
  • Looking for a local WordPress Dev
  • Somewhat dead Twitter and Google Plus account
  • Check out their Facebook Page for up to date info on company happenings
  • Connect with David Parsons via Twitter or email to: david@brandco.com

CollegeSwitch.net

  • Active Facebook Page
  • Run by Andre Buchanan in Miami, FL.
  • No other info available.
  • Contact via http://www.collegeswitch.net/contactus/

@Impulse Creative looks like a really cool inbound marketing agency!

  • Hiring a UI/UX Developer w/WordPress Experience
  • Looking for developers with WP / PHP / HTML / CSS experience.
  • Looking for other unpaid positions via internships. I think this is a horrible practice and I’m not going to link to the postings, but you can peruse yourself if you’d like. Personally, I think companies should pay for the work they get out of interns. :)

@SouthernWeb located in Atlanta, looking to fill a few key positions:

 

WordPress Based Agencies / Companies Looking for WordPress Professionals

BuddyBoss.com  Themes and Plugins for WordPress, BuddyPress and bbPress

@Delicious Brains is a small WordPress agency run by some top notch developers.

@Human Made Limited is a WordPress VIP Agency based in the UK 100%

  • Support remote employees
  • Well respected within the WordPress Community
  • Small agency leaving a big impact.
  • Has one of the coolest URL’s I’ve seen!!  http://hmn.md/
  • Recently hired for the following positions:
  • If you love WordPress, want to work remote, and want to work with a small agency  – check out their hiring page & drop them a note: http://hmn.md/is/hiring/
  • Also – don’t you just LOVE the URL structures?!  I’m totally excited by them!!  #nerdalert

@WPEngine : If you don’t know…. one of the most well-trusted WordPress Hosting Companies out there!

@Sucuri  specializes in WordPress / Website Security

@CrowdFavorite is a another really awesome WordPress Agency.

@Maintainn is yet another really cool WordPress Agency!

@ModernTribeInc  is a top notch WordPress Agency. They are looking for:

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Treadmill Desk Day 2

I’m just finishing up my 2nd day of working while walking on the treadmill desk.

Day 2 Treadmill Desk Stats

  • 1.5 mph (this is a very comfortable pace for me to walk, type, and think all at the same time.)
  • 2.97 miles covered
  • 1% grade added for resistance
  • 120 minutes
  • 500 calories burned (calculated here: Walking Calorie Burn Calculator. Treadmill calculated 368 cals, so that’s pretty close!)

After my first day on the treadmill desk, I didn’t return to it for the following two days due to laziness, actually. But I’m aiming for 5 out of 5 days this work week, and will take the weekend off. I have to say – this really helps me get my calorie burn in for the day w/o taking up any additional “mom time” from the kids/family. That is a really hard thing to balance.

It’d be fun to develop a little widget for the blog so I could keep a running list of the stats there. Maybe I’ll look into that when I have time to think about all the styling needs this blog has. So. Yeah, that’s probably NOT going to happen. :)

Fun News: A New to Me Treadmill!!

In fun news:  John picked up a 2nd treadmill for me that is much quieter. We’re going to be setting up that treadmill in the office and then we’ll leave this treadmill in the garage for running.  (The kids like to run on it.) Thank you city-wide bulk trash clean up weekend!  There was a 100% working – almost new – treadmill sitting at the “dump” site. John was over there this morning disposing of some things, plugged the treadmill in and it worked great so YAY!!  A free treadmill!! (Which is actually the newer model of the exact same treadmill I’m using now – so that’s double-y awesome!)

NOT So Fun News: Trochanteric Bursitis

In not fun news, I’m dealing with Trochanteric Bursitis, developed from sitting in a chair, with my legs crossed under me, for 40+ hrs/week for the last 2 yrs. I don’t know why I’m always prone to injury, but it seem to be just how it goes with me. I’m using the treadmill desk instead of the sitting desk in an effort to 1) change work positions and get the weight off my hip and 2) move and thus increase blood flow so that when I stretch the hip out after walking it’s super warmed up and loose. I’ve also switched my desk chair to something that makes it impossible to cross my legs while sitting. Much to my chagrin.

Of course you want to know what helps my hip the most?!?

Correctly aligning my spine while sitting and/or walking, using my abdominal wall to lengthen my lumbar and lift my weight up out of my pelvis. Also known as: everything I teach my beginning ballet students!

But, thankfully (via Twitter) I found out my friend, Shawn, had the same problem last year and he shared with me exactly the stretching information I need for helping to get things settled down. Body is just out of balance. Between walking, stretching, icing and inflammatory meds I should have this feeling better soon. If not, I guess I’ll go see the Dr. in a week or two, but I honestly don’t think they’ll be able to do anything for it except refer to Orthopedics and get pressured to take a steroid shot – which I’ll refuse to do.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Treadmill Desk v1.0

Life Hacking with a Treadmill Desk

Sparing you from any lengthy pontification as to how we’ve arrived here: introducing the treadmill desk  John and I have hacked together.

 

Treadmill Desk v1.0

Treadmill Desk Workstation Setup

  • The desk flips up and lays flush against the wall so I can actually use the treadmill for running if I want.
  • John attached a backstop to the desk to keep me from pushing the laptop off! (A likely scenario.)
  • That backstop actually acts as a ledge on the other side of the desk. So when the desk is pushed up against the wall, I can set my tablet up and watch a movie or whatever, while running.  **VERY Efficient use of space.**
  • John added some details to make sure the tablet stays in place and doesn’t get knocked off while running.
  • And – he thought to add the power strip so I could charge whatever I needed to without fighting to access the outlet that lives behind the treadmill control panel.
  • Total financial investment: $20 for some hardware, the wood and desktop. I bought this treadmill 9yrs ago. And that’s why I’m not dropping $1200+ for a “treadmill desk.” 

Presently this resides in the garage (next to the grill… ??) until we finalize all the details and then we’ll move everything to the office. It’s spring in Texas so the garage is comfortably cool in the mornings, and a little sweat is good for the body. However, this will not work during a Texas Summer.

And I have to point out how smart John is… all this from a very crude sketch and visual explanation of what I wanted via demonstrating to John with air-motions. I’d say he’s pretty darn smart to be able to figure out what the heck I was trying to communicate.

Goals with the Treadmill Desk

  • Walk 3.1 miles per day, during the work day, at 1mph (the recommended pace for starting out.) 
  • Spend ~3 hrs each morning on the treadmill and then technically be done with needing to workout for the day as well! 
  • This may take some building up to, however I’ve been walking/running a 5k every day for the last two weeks (~3.5 mph) so we’ll see how spreading that out over a 3hr time period feels. 
  • I need to kill a few birds with one stone as I cannot seem to find a reasonable time to consistently add a workout to my day. I’ve developed a bit of a hip injury from sitting in a work chair for the last 2 yrs and the only hope of getting my hip to calm down [without a steroid shot] is changing my work setup. (And sitting on a ball was not gonna work!)
  • I do not believe this will be the end-all game for cutting out an incredibly fit physique. But, frankly, that’s not my goal. And heck, knowing me, I’ll end up walking 8hrs/day on it AND then running afterwards! :)
  • Also – if I can knock out my after-work workout – that will give me more time with my kids, who I feel have been missing me since I started working a traditional full-time schedule.

End of Post Update: Treadmill Desk, Hour 1

So…an interesting side note – so far, I’ve walked 1.35 miles and have burned 245 calories over the course of the morning (74 mins.) All I did was set up my computers, log in to WP, and start writing. (And…actually this blog post was much longer, but I figured I’d spare you the lengthy discussion on WHY I have needed/wanted a treadmill desk – so I just deleted like 3 paragraphs.)

Oh, and yes – yes this is a huge perk of working from home! 

 

 

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