Hi, my name is Jill.
I do WordPress front-end dev for agencies and run the new WordPress Diversity Speaker Outreach Training group which encourages women and other underrepresented groups to speak at WordPress events. I’ve just launched a productivity tool for creative people called Do The Thing (thing.do).
In my free time I’m always playing with creative things and trying new things. Currently it’s: learning to draw, songwriting and arranging on ukulele, and learning Scrabble strategy.
- Been coding since Grade 10 in 1990. I was one of those kids.
- Bachelors of Computer Science, Software stream, Honours, Coop from Carleton University in 1999
- New Media Design and Web Development Certificate from BCIT in 2011
- Been working with WordPress since 2011
- Was on the organizing team for the first BuddyCamp (a large WordPress plugin) in 2012
- Was one of the main co-organizers for WordCamp Vancouver in 2013-2015
- Have been on the WordPress Training Team since 2015 and WordPress Community Team since 2017
- Was named one of the top 100 Influencers of WordPress by Torque Magazine in 2014
- Was named one of the top 10 Women of WordPress by CloudWays in 2014
Featured image taken by Daniel Chai