In a nutshell (AKA the tldr; version), Jeffrey de Wit:
- is a 38 year old gamer/geek/developer/Dutch person
- is currently employed as a developer at WebDevStudios
- plays bass
- is an avid quoter of random things
“Jack of all trades, master of none” is a sentence that describes me rather well in things I do. My mind is always looking for something new to explore and new knowledge to obtain. As a result, I’ve never really focused on becoming exceptionally good at something. Merely good enough to contribute at a professional level on a broad variety of subjects.
I’ve started my professional career as web developer in 2009, building websites for cities in the Netherlands. These websites were required to adhere to strict accessibility standards and guidelines, be cross-browser compatible (in some cases all the way back to IE6 or 7), and run smooth. These websites were built with a propietary CMS that used JSP templates.
In 2012 I moved to the United States to get married. This is also when I got more into WordPress and landed my job at Highforge, a small-ish agency based in downtown Orlando. This is where I’ve worked as a developer lead and have successfully completed projects as part of a talented team with WordPress, Django, Shopify, and even Flash to HTML conversions and other oddly strange and random things.
When I’m not working on a project I’m either dealing with support tickets, helping fellow developers, dealing with the server stack, writing documentation, or doing something completely unanticipated. Never a dull moment, as they say.
I have since moved from my position there to a Front End Developer position at WebdevStudios, where my activities are largely focused on WordPress theme builds.
In my own time, I help out where I can to make WordPress better. I specifically focus my time and effort helping out as part of the Make WordPress Accessible team. I also have a tendency to tweak and fiddle with this website. If things suddenly appear or disappear, do not be alarmed. It means I have most likely just pushed new changes to the site. I’m always happy to share my knowledge and help out with whatever you need. Email me, or shoot me a tweet.