Howdy! I’m Devin and I help manage things over at Crowd Favorite. I’m a twenty-something living (working, and playing) in Denver, Colorado. I’ve been known to ski, jog, and brew my own beer.
- I’m married to my best friend, Rachel.
- I help manage things at Crowd Favorite, a small web design and development firm.
- I grew up in Colorado, studied here, and don’t intend to leave anytime soon.
- I love to ski, camp and hike, and I’m slowly learning to golf.
- I have visited every continent except Antarctica (but, it’s on the list).
- I’m an Eagle Scout (I thought I would be a park ranger when I grew up).
- MacBook Air, 11″ (mid 2012)
- iPhone 5 (white)
- The new iPad (2012)
- Apple TV
- Kindle 2
- Nintendo Wii
- PlayStation 3
Professional and WordPress
- Organized the inaugural WordCamp Denver in February 2009 and the subsequent WordCamp Boulder in July 2010. WordCamps are locally-hosted conferences about WordPress.
- Wrote the song and lyrics to It’s Called WordPress and created the accompanying music video (not sure if this is good or not)
- Helped host and emcee the “Developer Track” at WordCamp San Francisco 2011.
- Discussed how clients should choose a web developer and/or designer on a panel at WordCamp Orlando 2011.
- Presented on integrating Facebook Platform into WordPress and other Open Source projects at the Facebook Developer Garage Boulder in May 2010.
- Designed and developed the original WordPress theme design and logo for Employee Evolution. I also contributed in the early-days by writing articles for Employee Evolution.
- Helped Noah Kagan organize one of the more successful conferences around social communities called CommunityNext.
- Designed the original blog badge for Twenty Something bloggers
- Designed and built many of the default wiki templates and sample wikis for pbWiki in early 2008.
- Worked for two small ISPs from 1999-2001 where I taught myself about Unix, Apache, MySQL, PHP, and supporting customers. I also hacked a lot on IRC bots, scripts, daemons and have hated Perl ever since.
Writing, Fun, etc.
- My brother, Branden, and I appeared on “the show ” by ze frank near the end in June 2006.
- Cited by Freakonomics author and economist Steven Levitt on his New York Times blog
- Interviewed by the Denver Post about the ‘No Gas Day’ concept in May 2007
- Co-authored and published an article on The Ethical Issues Surrounding Wi-Fi in March 2007.
- Was a member of the now defunct, but very successful, 9rules blog network as early as 2006.
- Mentioned on the Tom Peters (management expert) blog
- Listed as an ‘alltop’ blogger for twenty somethings and skiing
- Interviewed by Mint.com for their personal finance blog
- Interviewed by Human Resource Executive for their November 2007 issue in the article: The Millenial Mind-Set
- I like to think that I helped popularize the “biphasic sleep“, (aka “nap”) concept in February 2006
- Participated in the first StartupWeekend held in Boulder, CO
- Volunteered as an Editor of the Open Directory Project. I worked up to three third-level categories (most proud: Regional: Europe: Spain) through countless hours of work after school.
- Contributed as a technical writer to the Unreal IRC daemon a very long time ago. Was credited with early contributions to version 3.2 betas.
- Volunteered as an editor for Jeremy Wright’s book, Blog Marketing
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Instant Message: devinreams
- GTalk/Jabber: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Denver, Colorado, United States
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