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I am a career web developer who’s been building sites since the dark ages of the 1990s, but chose to major in theatre in college, because I don’t know why. What I did know was that having some hard skills to fall back on would be really important, since I like doing things like… eating. I’ve worked on small sites, big sites, and now I work on sites that help other web folks find jobs. That’s a pretty cool thing, I think. I’ve written a book, spoken at events from the US to Europe, and generally like helping out other web folks be better web folks. Sometimes I succeed.

My bread and butter is in WordPress, Google Analytics and Tag Manager, and dotCMS. I also produce and host The Drunken UX Podcast. That’s a thing too. 
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Designer for Podcast Collateral
Posted on Apr 05, 2022
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2022
May 09, 2022
May 09, 2022
Ever have a dream where you show up for school and there's a test you didn't study for? Welcome to Aaron's nightmare! This week we administer a #JavaScript quiz and see just how weird it can be once in a while. How'd he do? You'll have to listen to find out. Shout out to Oliver Jumpertz and Marko Denic for their clever test site! 

Listen at https://link.chtbl.com/HBcB6mRI?sid=polywork.release_e114

#coding #FrontEndDevelopment #scripting #learning #WebDevelopment #programming #podcast #podcasting
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Host and Founder, The Drunken UX Podcast
Apr 05, 2022
Apr 05, 2022
Looking for a new web development opportunity? I'm hiring two roles at Aquent on my team! In particular, we're looking for a senior dev with extensive WordPress experience. Full remote, full benefits, access to company beach houses (plural!), professional development funds, unlimited PTO, and all sorts of other goodies!

https://us61e2.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/Aquent?q=web%20developer&d=229
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Director of Web Development, Aquent
Mar 21, 2022
Mar 21, 2022
Now that the cat is out of the bag, I can announce that I'll be leaving my role as senior web developer at Aquent after ten years so that I can start as the new director of web development on the 28th at... Aquent! Things they are a'changin', and I'll be doing a lot less coding now, but I'll be getting my hands much more dirty with big picture stuff across all our brands' sites.

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Director of Web Development, Aquent
Mar 14, 2022
Mar 14, 2022
Just because bandwidth is plentiful, and computers are powerful, it doesn't mean we shouldn't be committed to creating efficient code. This week we look at ways to identify common #JavaScript #performance issues, and ways to remedy them so that your code runs better, is less error prone, and minimizes security risks. 

Listen at https://link.chtbl.com/HBcB6mRI?sid=polywork.release_e110

#WebDevelopment #WebDev #WebDesign #FrontEndDevelopment #FrontEndDesign #UX #UserExperience #coding #programming #debugging #DevTools
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Host and Founder, The Drunken UX Podcast
Mar 07, 2022
Mar 07, 2022
Build Process makes a triumphant return for 2022 and is kicking off with Limelight Marketing's front end developer Lydia Winters! Our chat looks at the important role teachers play in fostering careers, challenges she faces, and more! 

Listen at https://link.chtbl.com/HBcB6mRI?sid=polywork.release_bp08

#WebDevelopment #WebDesign #WebCareers #CareerDevelopment #ProfessionalDevelopment #Education #ImposterSyndrome #FrontEndDevelopment #Learning #podcast #podcasting
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Host and Founder, The Drunken UX Podcast
Mar 01, 2022
Mar 01, 2022
Ended my journey as Senior Web Developer at Aquent!
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Senior Web Developer, Aquent
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