Hi! My name is Megan. I’m a web developer in the Cleveland, OH area.
I currently work at KHM Travel Group as the Systems & Development Manager. In this position, I manage a small team that is collectively responsible for:
- Ordering, Setup, and Maintenance of Computers, Laptops, Software, and Other Equipment
- Technical Support for Internal Team Members and Independent Travel Agents
- Development and Maintenance of our Internal and External Websites
- Evaluation and Selection of Software and Tools to Assist in the Business’s Operations
- Training of Team Members on Software, Tools, and Web Technologies
My background is in HTML, CSS, PHP, and WordPress development. I have experience with theme/plugin development, WordPress Multisite, the Customizer API, and various 3rd-party APIs.
I’ve had an interest in computers ever since my brother and I played games on our old Atari and I made ASCII art on my NEC PC-8201a. I first learned HTML and CSS on Neopets when I was 12 years old. I received my Bachelors of Science in Technology degree from Bowling Green State University in 2014. While in school, I completed three co-ops/internships in the fields of graphic design, photography, and web design/development.
The WordPress community has made a huge impact on my life and has quickly become a passion of mine. Giving back is an integral part of the community, so I try to help others whenever I can and wherever I can. I am a co-organizer of my local WordPress Meetup. I blog about PHP, WordPress, and some other things here. I give presentations at WordCamps and Meetups, and I teach web development on Codementor and though in-person sessions.
My Path to WordPress
My first experience with WordPress was in my advanced web course at BGSU where we learned how to make themes & child themes. I have been working with WordPress at my full-time job and freelance gigs ever since.
I attended my first WordCamp, WordCamp Ann Arbor in 2015, which was a great experience. I had my mind blown with technical knowledge and met people from a variety of backgrounds. The developers I met and talked to were very encouraging and helped me realize that blogging can refine my process as well as help others. – Check out my WCA2 recap!
WordCamp Northeast Ohio 2016 sparked my passion for the WordPress community and I have been attending (and speaking at) WordCamps and Meetups ever since then.