J. Isaac Friend
Kansas City, MO
Over the last few years I have developed tons of websites using the WordPress platform. I started with nothing but a book on WordPress and a basic understanding of HTML - I had only barely discovered CSS!
That hobby has developed into a passion. Initially I would take pre-made and pre-bought themes and use them to make relatively simple sites, and now I do completely custom designs with complicated, intricate custom functionality. Where nesting HTML divs used to prove complicated, I now spend my time doing things like serving content to PHP powered HTML pages and using technologies like MySQL and backbone.js to transport data to and from databases.
I currently work for VinSolutions in Kansas City, MO as a platform developer for their National Accounts team. I get to create cutting-edge features and pages for some of the largest automotive OEMs in the world and I work with technologies like ASP/.NET, Angular.js, and CSS3. It's pretty freaking awesome.
I spend most of my free time studying Aikido, playing guitar, and exploring new programming and web techniques.