Joe A. Simpson, Jr. is a Front-end Web Developer/Designer, Community Organizer, Instructor & Speaker specializing in WordPress solutions. A hybrid creative front-end designer, developer with user experience and motion design, branding and project management in providing an accessible, interactive and innovative customer user experience. The following information spotlights Wordcamps and other speaking engagements.
— Carol Stephen (@Carol_Stephen) June 9, 2018
Sixteen Months from Meetup to WordCamp
Founder and lead organizer of the WordPress Santa Clarita Valley Meetup, an official WordPress Meetup, responsible for scheduling twice-monthly events and discussion to grow the WordPress open-source project community in northern Los Angeles County culmintating on April 5-6 by hosting the first annual WordCamp Santa Clarita in 2019. The first WordCamp north of Los Angeles and south of San Francisco in over five year, the event was an incredible success, celebrating southern California’s newest WordPress Community.
During endlessly sunny southern California days he works at a top-five transit agency, fighting the good fight to ease the commute around Los Angeles County. When their lead developer and CSS goddess both left to pursue other opportunities, Joe inherited a Headway-themed design (sans child theme) and the rest is history ten years later with a blog network consisting of dozen project-specific or transit news sites.
— Dwayne McDaniel (@McDwayne) April 28, 2018
California State University, Los Angeles
Golden Eagle Ballrooms
Los Angeles, CA
September 21-23, 2018
The Cove at University of California, Applied Innovation
June 9-10, 2018
Advanced Toastmaster Silver Level; Delivered over 40 speeches completing three programs covering vocal variety, body gestures, emotion, audio/video presentations, special occasions and more.
Offices Held – President (two terms), Vice President of Public Relations (two terms).
Newhall and Castaic, CA
Monthly presentations for the Santa Clarita Valley Community to teach the basics of web technologies, helping area residents with their new gadgets, blogging, social media or that new photo software Saturdays at Old Town Newhall Branch of the Santa Clarita Public Library.
Training, WordPress Community
Old Town Newhall Libary
The WordPress Santa Clarita Valley Meetup was established to build community locally as opposed to having to stay or drive to downtown Los Angeles or other surrounding areas to give back.
Metro Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Responsible for training new Communications staff including Web, Marketing and department clients on team tools and impacting technologies such as GDPR, Google Analytics, Wufoo, and Email Marketing.