WordCamp San Francisco Job Postings

I’m currently at WordCamp San Francisco, and got here early so I took some high res pics of the “looking to hire” whiteboards here and posting them for those not at #wcsf (or those simply not able to stand that long in front of the whiteboard). This is how the board looked before doors opened on Day 2 (Saturday, July 23rd). I have also copied down the information here, although i can’t confirm it’s 100% accurate.


Looking to hire:

  • WPEngine.com/career
  • – “North Bay” Krosk.™
  • – haikodeck.com/jobs (3 openings)
  • quizlet.com
  • funcheap.com (looking for plugin developer + UI/UX) johnny@funcheap.com
  • automattic.com/jobs (12 openings)
  • Android Developer (jobs@emntopressed.com)
  • ticketfly.com (looking for multisite web debs) brandyeticketfly.com start.ticketfly.com
  • mediatemple.net is hiring
  • paidmembershipspro.com (plugin dev + support) @jasoncoleman
  • infomedia.com
  • pmcworld.com
  • 10up.com creative/dev/PM/sysadmin
  • WerkPress.com
  • brainstormedia.com/team
  • Modern Tribe (freelancers only) http://tri.be
  • www.betssondreamteam.com
  • WordPress designer (bourncreative.com/jobs)
  • Exygy.com
  • WP Developer (info@elefintdesigns.com)
  • VOCE Communcations (junior developer)
  • thedma.com.au (looking for gun website designers, freelancers)
  • jobs@vidcaster.com (WP Theme, design/developer, part time)
  • sharethis.com (engineers, project managers, scientists)
  • brainstormmedia.com/team
  • Looking for UI designer (freelance) @nonajnz
  • account management directer sales at Zedo in SF. buddy@zedo.com
  • Move to Norway! metronet.no/codepoet
  • www.openhand.org / e-news@openhand.org
  • WooCommerce troubleshooter needed jmek66@gmail.com
  • mediast.com seeking freelancers
  • Organic Themes Seeking Developer (Live In Hawaii) jeff@organicthemes.com





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Armchair WordCampers Now Have Their Own Site

Not sure if anyone was using the term “Armchair WordCampers” before me, but I’ve been using the term on Twitter when there are WordCampers you can monitor online. Monitoring WordCamps online isn’t close to being at the event, but some conferences have great coverage. Both pictures and useful/humorous tweets. Monitoring a conference via hashtag is ok, but not the best experience for many conferences. You might miss some action happening on other social networks, plus watching TweetDeck make my eyes go nuts.

So I keep working on my “wparmchair” theme, which had it’s beginnings as the WordPress 10th Anniversary site. It existed prior to that in various forms too.

In any case, I bought wparmchair.com and hosted WordCamp Seattle’s social presence (with blessing from organizers) this year. Now i’ve upgraded the theme a bit for WordCamp San Francisco. Here’s the site.

Here’s the improvement, in case anyone cares or is watching:

  • Instagram Video: If you shoot video on Instragram, you can see the video on the site now just like Vine videos.
  • HTML5 fullscreen added. There’s a link below the “status message” if you have a sharp eye. Fullscreen is nice if you want to project the live stream of items on a large monitor or projector.
  • “View Only Photos” – See all the Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, and user-submitted photos in a nice gallery.
  • Featured Posts Slider – I normally don’t like these, but it’s a nice way to see the best of what you’ve missed in the last hour or two. It might change in the future, i’m not completely happy with it.
  • Retweets – Retweet button allows you to do an oldschool retweet. It’s convenient enough.
  • Livestream Support – You can show a livestream video instead of a featured posts slider (however WCSF live streams are paid only so of course those won’t be on this site).

This site or concept isn’t meant to replace live streaming – mainly those already glued to their social media streams. I encourage anyone not physically attending WordCamp San Francisco to buy a live stream sticket. And maybe drop in on Armchair WordCampers too.

Note: Keep in mind things are in “beta”. At times, i’m wearing a pink sombrero. I can see the site fine (minus nav bar issues) on an iPhone. Don’t judge.


Special Thanks To Those Who Helped Me Get To WordCamp San Francisco

I was nervous reaching out to the WordPress community for help to get myself to WordCamp San Francisco. Although always buying the livestream ticket (and sometimes getting the t-shirt) I never managed to physically get myself there. WordCamp San Francisco is a large WordCamp, practically “the” WordCamp because that’s where it all started, for many WordPress people. Not everyone automatically goes every year, even if their schedule allows it. Most of these already have been to WCSF though.

So I wanted to at least go once. Most likely next year i’ll pick other WordCamps to attend that i’ve never been (Las Vegas? New York?) but San Fran was my target.

I wanted to thank those who donated to the cause of getting me there. I wasn’t in financial ruins or disabled, so I just asked for additional small work to add to my travel fund. And a few people came to bat for me and I greatly appreciated it. Here’s the list of those i want to thank from the bottom of my heart:

Boone Gorges
Kyle Wakefield
Per Esbensen

There were actually a few others that didn’t want to be mentioned. If i forgot anyone, please let me know. But i thank everyone for their help and support.

If you want to fund future WordCamp trips of mine, feel free to refer me WordPress and BuddyPress related work.