I've built my career on doing what others said couldn't be done.
Fresh out of journalism school, I vagabonded around for a few years doing odd jobs, while freelancing as a writer and photographer. Eventually, I moved from the U.S. to France, where I stumbled into web design and development. It was the early days of the web, when we were all just making it up as we went. Clients I would meet would tell me how some other web developer said that what they wanted couldn’t be done.
I built my career on that challenge, and spent the next 18 years creating websites for businesses of all shapes and sizes. I worked across a variety of industries, including sports, entertainment, and textiles, and had a brief dalliance with an e-commerce venture. If you’d like to hear more about these formative years, check out my presentation entitled, Doing it Wrong.
In January of 2017, I joined the fantastic team over at Human Made as a Senior Project Manager. We build custom web publishing solutions for large enterprises, and are the makers of Altis DXP. I have a passion for Agile methodologies and for collaborating with remote, cross-disciplinary teams.
I’m a member of the WordPress community in France and abroad, and a former organizer of WordCamp Paris and WordCamp Europe. I’ve spoken at a number of events, on subjects as varied as multilingual publishing and current trends in customizable products.
I've written/appeared elsewhere
WordPress.tv, March 6, 2017
Post Status, January 19, 2017
iThemes Blog, February 1, 2016
WP Tavern, January 8, 2016
24 Days of December, December 23, 2015
Post Status, June 23, 2015
WP Tavern, January 20, 2014
I've been pretty quiet in 2020, but am looking to get back out on the speaker circuit in 2021...
Doing it Wrong
Scrum for devs
Doing it Wrong (French)
Scrum pour les
Zen et l'art de la contribution (French)
PDFs à la volée avec TCPDF (French)
Maintenance Matters (French)
A Mulitlingual Dialogue (French/English)
w/ Caspar Hübinger
How Come Every Time I Get Stabbed in the Back My Fingerprints Are on the Knife? (English)
Case study: Custom Digital Downloads, an extension for WooCommerce (English)
WPML, une extension pour vos sites multilingue (French)
A newsletter experiment where I connect the dots.