What’s up. I’m Russell Aaron. I enjoy Comedy, Nascar, Hookah and Coca-Cola. I do things with WordPress and it makes me happy. Kyle Busch is my favorite driver. I smoke hookah every day while I write code. You’ll always find me with a Coca-Cola in my hand or in my backpack. I run a WordPress Meetup and I contribute to many others.
I started out like many others. I was building MySpace band layouts. I would create table based layouts all day. I would use the blog feature on MySpace to share my triumphs and failures. After writing my first 50 blog posts, a friend of mine showed me WordPress.com. I signed up for free and I started to blog over there. After my next 50 blog posts, the same friend showed me how to install WordPress on my own website. Since that day, I’ve spent every minute of every hour learning WordPress. I’m obsessed, to say the least.
I’m on a mission to become a better Role Model. I use to be the guy who showed up and heckled a speaker. That was fun for me. Now, I want to become a better teacher and show people how to build websites and make a name on the internet.
WordCamp Vegas 2011 was the first WordCamp event I had ever attended. I didn’t know what to expect. So I welcomed all new information and made it my mission to meet new people. I made a bunch of new friends and I was hooked. I started attending the Las Vegas WordPress Meet Up Group. After a few months, I began to speak about simple plugins. I spoke for about a year before I applied to speak at WordCamp Vegas 2012 & 2013. In 2013, I spoke at WordCamp Reno-Tahoe & WordCamp Albuquerque. I took the 2014 year off from speaking at WordCamp events to focus on my support business. In 2015, I spoke at WordCamp Orange County, San Diego, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, and Sacramento. What a year. In 2016, I participated in the WordCamp Orange County Plugin-a-palooza. It was one of my favorite WordCamp highights.