New Job at WooThemes

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be working full-time for WooThemes as aWooCommerce Support Technician.

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be working full-time for WooThemes as aWooCommerce Support Technician.

Everything led me to this point

I’ve started many businesses and have been freelancing for over five years. I’ve worn many hats in those years and learned a lot that has brought me to where I am today.

I started using WordPress in 2008 to blog about my upcoming travel plans around the world. I loved writing but part of what kept me going was creating the site itself. I taught myself everything that had to do with WordPress. Sometimes I would break my own site just to see what would happen. I got into the code and experimented with thousands of themes, plugins and created several of my own. I taught myself PHP, JavaScript, CSS, and later expanded into other languages and improved on my workflow.

The travel blogging community was relatively small in 2009. As one of the only WordPress experts within the travel blogging community, I started to make a name for myself as the go-to guy for all WordPress related issues and questions. I’ve now spoken at conferences, provided support for many of the top travel bloggers in the industry, and created several tech guides and lessons.

Without even realizing it, I started to become a teacher. I was teaching others and fixing WordPress sites on a regular basis and I was darn good at it too.

Art of Adventuring

Art of Adventuring will of course continue on with articles on my adventures. I’ve been taking a much slower approach to travel in the last year so not much will really change with that. I’ll have another update later on where we’ll be living next (hint: It’ll be in the US).

The Next Chapter

This is the start of a new chapter in my life. Since the position is remote, I can still live and work from anywhere. I’m excited to be working for WooThemes and to further my career as a developer and support technician.

Author: Michael Tieso

Developer Advocate for WooCommerce at Automattic, WordPress, VR Evangelist, Gamer, Adventurer, and Writer.

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