Hey there! Not sure if you remember me but I’m the guy that writes these things. I had a good week and really wanted to pass along the things that are happening. I closed one project and started another at the beginning of the weekend. I also got an enormous amount of work finished. Part of that was on a new theme and the other part on HubSpot.

I started using HubSpot at Woodard and over a short period of time I started loving it. So much so I think it is a powerful part of outright and could be used with the service I offer to my client. I am therefore incorporating HubSpot as a optional feature that I believe will completely change any company that uses it. Not only will it improve outbound marketing project management but will also streamline sales and customer service.

Might be looking into their affiliate program too ; )

So the theme. Yeah. Pretty excited about this. I finished the framework for a theme. That included more than a year of work, even more time learning how to do it, a review process, and a few sleep depraved nights. I finished the review process on the framework and only had 4 bugs, all of which were easily fixed. The frameworks is humbly called “io” and will eventually be released into open source – much later that my new theme which I will market and sell.

I am extremely proud to announce Altimeter.

Altimeter will begin development in late September 2019. It is a simple and fast theme to incorporate a few features: social connectivity, a secondary post type, and a customized header which allows for user to change color of text/background/logo. The hard part is done and the soon-to-be release has me excited and tired. I’m very happy : )

Here’s the theme’s screenshot (shout out to SpaceX).

So I went to WordCamp Atlanta. It was, again, an experience worth attending. There’s something there for anyone in the Web business. My only complaint is I want more. I didn’t volunteer at this WordCamp, but I did get involved. In fact I spoke at it. And as weird as they may sound to you, well, it’s just as weird to me.

I have mixed emotions about how I did. I didn’t embarrass myself, so there’s that. I just think I approached the thing inncorectly. I put soooooo much effort into the presentation and slide show. But I overthoaght it all. Actually, I thought only about it for like 3 months straight. It was consuming my time. The closer I got, the more nervous I got. I suppose that means I cared and that’s fine.

If (please be the case) I didn’t upset anyone, maybe I can do it again. I will come up with a better topic or just go straight for the basics and teach the hell out of it. I got feedback from my audience so I know what NOT to do next time.

If you don’t learn, you fail.

So maybe I can shoot for a different camp or a different venue all together.

I hesitate to do this, but here it is if you want to see it.

Also, the slide presentation is available if you need to click the links and don’t want to type. 😁

Apart from that, I’ve got a site in production (finished the development) and talking with client to get it launched. Fingers crossed. I’ll update when that gets finished or I find a talking lamp that grants three wishes.

Also, someday, I’ll get around to talking about my trip to Europe.

According to Douglas Adams, this number has a significance. But it could also mean absolutely nothing. Today I turn 42. I’m an old man : )

I am happy to report that I will be speaking at a WordCamp. Ok, not as happy as I am nervous and anxious to get it behind me. I will be talking about moving from a design role into a developer’s position. I’m working on the slide deck and pretty confident it will work out. Sorta : /

So here’s the deal. I’ll be doing my thing on Saturday, May 5th @ 2pm. WordCamp Atlanta will be at The Loudermilk Center in downtown Atlanta. Yeah, so I will have to come up with a creative way to park my car. Here is a link to the schedule for the three days (come Friday for beginners):


So that’s my life for the next month. Then I get ready for the United Kingdom. I’ll be going the first 3 weeks of June to visit with my family and float around on a boat while everyone gets toasted. It will be fun : )

I’m also going to throw out there that I’m really happy with where Outright is going. It is now an LLC with the state of Georgia and I’m tinkering around with Mailchimp to get a process in place for all my clients and you; my audience. All four of ya.

I’ve also started networking again. I’ve met a few people and will probably do business with some of them. I also have made headway outside my bubble and created a website for an accountant in Kansas. You can see it here:


Thank you for reading and I hope to run into you at WordCamp. Go easy and keep clicking

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