John Bloch joins 10up

Hi! If you don’t know me from a WordCamp, the WordPress DC meetup, or the broader WordPress community, my name is John and I love LAMP. Building websites started as a hobby for me, but it didn’t take long for me to realize that this was my professional calling. I’ve always been fascinated by the process of architecting software; watching something I’ve helped craft come to life from mere concept still fills me with wonder.

I started working with WordPress in 2008 and it quickly became my platform of choice for building websites. After publishing plugins and engaging the WordPress community, both online and at the local DC meetup, I quickly became hooked. I started attending more WordCamps, and even had the privilege of speaking at a few. From multilingual sites to multisite networks, from store locators to TinyMCE extensions to combat shortcode madness, the applications and sites I’ve built upon WordPress testify to its flexibility and power.

It has been an immense pleasure to partake in what should be the best feature of any open source project – the community. The WordPress community is full of some of the smartest and most generous people I’ve ever met, and I’m honored to consider myself a part of it.

I’m thrilled to be joining 10up, knowing that the entire team shares my enthusiasm for open source software, excellent craftsmanship, and the WordPress community. I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to work with such an awesome team and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us.

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