My name is Christopher Ross, I make a living by creating beautiful, usable, powerful, creative websites around the world. I’m obsessed with the latest W3C standards, semantic code, and creating search engine friendly online solutions that’ll last for upgrades to come. My websites are hand coded for optimal results, and often use the WordPress content management system to help low-technology users produce website content without relying on me.
When I’m not developing websites, helping businesses train on the latest web standards, and creating custom software for people, I’m a passionate photographer, obsessed with travel, and committed to producing the worlds best apple cider.
About Christopher Ross
I was born in Halifax but raised mostly in Southern Ontario in the Niagara Region where I grew up on a farm. I’ve worked in Toronto, Hamilton, Fredericton, and Ottawa as well as San Diego, and New Orleans. I’m a passionate supporter of open source and web standards, encouraging people to pursue careers in IT, and Canadian history.
Work and Experience
While I’m a well rounded developer by trade, I’m specifically a full stack LAMP developer with an extremely focussed niche in the WordPress CMS environment. I routinely use WordPress to develop:
- scalable web solutions for the print and media industry;
- rapid development for online web applications;
- membership driven community websites;
- iOS and mobile friendly application design;
My complete background can be viewed on LinkedIn. I am currently living in Ottawa, Canada and available for freelance work.
Supporting the WordPress Community
You can usually find me on one of a multitude of WordPress related forums, either on Facebook or the WordPress.org website helping new developers learn how to use the software. I also speak regularly at WordPress events in Canada and the US, including WordCamp Ottawa, WordCamp Toronto, and WordCamp Montreal. I’m an active member of the WordPress Ottawa meetup group, and do my best to attend WordPress meetups in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and Hamilton as often as my schedule allows.
I’ve contributed 35 plugins in the WordPress repository, helped update the Core of WordPress, published themes to WordPress.com, and written dozens of tutorials for the WordPress community.