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richardtape.com

A WordPress Guy

Richard Tape? Who the hell is this guy?

Rich is a WordPress developer for the University of British Columbia in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. This site is hopefully going to be a guide to how he set this site up (and why he chose to do it that way).

Richard is a core contributor to WordPress since 3.5 and helped organize the social event for WordCamp Manchester in 2010 and the contributor day to WordCamp Vancouver in 2014. He then volunteered and was lucky enough to be asked to give a talk at WordCamp Vancouver 2015 as well as speaking at WordCamp Tampa later that year.

Originally from Manchester, England he moved to Canada in April 2013 and regards doing so as the best decision he’s ever made. WordPress’ing professionally since 2008, he’s serious about semantic, forward-thinking code and, of course, bacon.

Rich has helped organize WordCamps in England and Canada, run a contributor day, and helped put together a developer meet-up in Vancouver. He’s worked with the largest organization in Europe (the National Health Service) and now works for one of the biggest universities in the world (UBC).

He’s passionate about making developers lives easier. He’s written articles about workflows, given talks about deployment strategies and delivered workshops centred on how teams can work together more effectively.

He swears a lot. And hates writing in the third person.

He once held the record for 100- and 250-yard target shooting with an SA-80. Make of that what you will.

He loves cricket. For the uninitiated that’s the sport where 22 men run around in a field for 5-days and then nobody wins. Unless it’s England vs Australia when 22 men run around in a field for 3 days and then Australia wins. (Edit: apart from in 2015 when ENGLAND REGAINED THE ASHES BOOYAH! )