I love what I do.   And what I do is create.

 

The Long Version:

Dave Winter, dauidus

Dave Winter
WordPress Whisperer

 

I’m Dave Winter. I try to do my part to make the web a better place. And I specialize in helping people and businesses succeed by putting WordPress to work for specific needs (it can do a lot). I pride myself on keeping up with the latest web standards and giving my clients the very best the web has to offer.  And I love what I do.

You may be wondering about the name. Dauidus is the possessive form of my name – David’s – in ancient Koine Greek (yup, I’m a geek). Some folks have called me that since the college years, and it just stuck (yup, they know I’m a geek). I pronounce it *dah – wee – doos*, but I’ve heard it said many interesting ways. And, I’m really OK with all of them. You have to be when your name is Dauidus.

Most of my professional life has been spent as a teacher, though I’ve always had a hand in some sort of creative design project. Merging code and art to form something entirely unique and usable both challenges me and keeps me learning – and developing for the web is exactly that. Only thing I like better than coding is teaching others how to code (including my wife, who wants absolutely no part in it). Doesn’t keep me from trying, though!

When it comes to professional development, I try to focus in UI and UX design and functional code… pretty much all the stuff that makes things work.  While I have done some custom graphics and design work, I tend to leave that stuff to the graphics and design people… my favorite is Jess Estes, the artist known as PookieMcNoodles.  She’s a master in the Graphic Design space, got tons of experience in product design and marketing, has amazing think-outside-the-box-ability and is forever and always incredibly fun to work with.  Oh, and she can do it old-school with pen and paper, too!  If you’d like to know more about working with Jess or myself, get ahold of either of us.

I’ve spoken on WordPress topics at various Meetups in the Southern California area and was a proud speaker at WordCamp Orange County 2014 and WordCamp San Diego 2015, as well as BeachHacks Major League Hacking weekends 2016, 2017 and 2018.  I currently teach Computer Science and Engineering courses in Technology Ethics, General Web Development and Standards-Based Web Design at California State University, Long Beach.  And, my students think I’m pretty boss.  At least, that’s what I keep telling myself.

🙂

 

The Short Version:

 

I’m a geek. I love WordPress. And, you want a WordPress geek to work with you on your next big web thing. ‘Nuff said.

 

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