2015 in review

2015 was a good year, a lot of things going on professionally and personally.

In crib note form, here are some of the highlights:

  • Lots of public speaking, I was happiest with Web Directions Respond (my biggest ever gig) and WordCamp Brisbane
  • Made friends with and met more people in the Australian web community
  • Started contributing more to WordPress core, I was most active on embeds in the 4.4 round but dabbled in a few other features, too
  • Was kindly given a photo credit for WordPress 4.4, a lovely compliment from the core development team – thank you.
  • Did some of the best responsive web development work in my career while working at Exari,
  • Realised I’m a client services dev at heart so…
  • Successfully applied for a job at a large WordPress agency which I am due to start at later this month
  • Continued on the committee for the WordPress Melbourne Meetup, there are a few of us and it was a successful year
  • Of the WordPress Meetup nights I put together I’m most proud of Imposter Night
  • My second most popular blog post written this year was To Hell With Bad Mail Software, on standards support in email clients
  • My most popular post written this year was Intuition is ? on the WordPress emoji feature. The post was written in a cafe on my phone (as was this post)
  • Most visited posts were Conditional IE Classes (a new lead following the redesign), Including WordPress’s comment-reply.js (an old favourite) and last year’s post on trialing the SUIT CSS naming convention
  • Turned 40, more a significant event than an actual highlight

So all up, a really good year. If 2016 comes halfway to matching it then I’m in for a good ride over the next twelve months.

Published by Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson is a Senior WordPress Engineer at Human Made and contributor to WordPress core. Peter has worked on the web for twenty years on everything from table based layouts in the 90s to enterprise grade CMS development. Peter’s a big fan of musical theater and often encourages his WordPress community colleagues to join him for a show or two in New York or in the West End.

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