About Me

I’m David Bisset. I create robust, meaningful digital experiences with WordPress — for everyone from small organizations and startups to Fortune 500 companies.

Developer

I have been working as a full-time freelancer and consultant for over a decade working with PHP, JavaScript, and CSS since 1995. I’ve been building unique WordPress themes and plugins since WordPress 1.5 (that’s 2005). I’ve been using custom niche plugins like BuddyPress since the beginning (version 0.1).

I’ve had to wear a number of hats in the past… Application Developer, Front End Developer, Backend Programmer, Database Administrator, Project Manager… in a wide variety of companies and startups. Most of my time in the past 10 years has been spent as a WordPress developer in the South Florida / Miami / Ft. Lauderdale area.

I’m particularly interested and focused on startup projects and anything WordPress/BuddyPress related. Of course, i’m always interested in building cutting edge interactive applications, especially if they use WordPress. I love to push WordPress and BuddyPress to the limit. I prefer to code with CodeIgnitor for stand-alone PHP applications.

Speaker

I am also a conference speaker especially at WordCamps, meetups, BarCamps, and Refresh Miami events. I am not a professional speaker but try to at least speak a few times a year focusing on soft skills, development, and community issues. Some recent memorable speaking appearances:

WordCamp Atlanta 2019
Keynote, SunshinePHP 2019
WordCamp Orlando 2018
WPCampus 2016
WordCamp US 2015

Podcaster

If you can stand the sound of my voice, you can check out what podcasts i’ve been on (although since about 2017 I’ve been busy but will be updating this list now I am getting back into the podcasting world).

Meetup And Conference Organizer

Privileged to be a founding member of WordCamp Miami (an annual conference about WordPress that brings in over 1000 people each year, one of the largest regional WordCamps in the world) and have been lead organizer or helped organized it from 2009 to 2020. I am also a founding member of the local WordPress meetup in South Florida and still a decade later help run it with the help of other volunteers.

Consulting / Professional Services

I do regular consulting and freelancing work for a number of WordPress news agencies (like Post Status) and companies. I currently work with (Envira Gallery) whose Lite plugin has been downloaded 1,000,000+ times and has 100,000+ installs currently.

Check out @dimensionmedia on Twitter if you want to see me pass along WordPress and tech related things.

Family Man

I am a father of 3 beautiful daughters and i have a very loving and understanding wife.