As we continue on our mission to create the best environment for elite WordPress dev talent from around the world to work in, and connecting them with the ever-expanding number of organizations who are powering their digital presence using WordPress, building the Codeable team is obviously key to helping make that happen.
Expanding and developing the Codeable Expert community is central to everything that we do at Codeable, as we build out the network of talent to work with the growing number of clients and partner organizations that we have.
Related to this, we’re excited to have Mike Demopoulos (aka MikeDemo) joining the team as Expert Community Development Lead, working as part of the existing Expert Community team headed up by Chris Churchill. Mike’s an experienced hand when it comes to building developer communities, most recently with BoldGrid and InMotion Hosting, as well as being very familiar with WordPress and Open Source generally. Mike will be leading the activity to expand the Codeable Expert community by helping to bring the best WordPress developers and engineers onto the Codeable platform and spreading the Codeable word. With over 550 existing Codeable Experts on the platform, including both individual developers and small teams, we’re already built the largest specialist WordPress development services community and platform. Mike’s arrival will help us to accelerate and expand our Expert community building activity, and this will happen side-by-side with our Expert community management activities as we continue to create the best environment for Codeable Experts.
Separately, expanding, developing and managing the Codeable Partner community and network is also core to what we do here are Codeable, working across a network of amazing WordPress plugin and theme publishers, hosts, specialist content publishers, and agencies.
Related to this, we’re excited to have Christie Chirinos (@xtiechirinos) joining the team as Partner Community Development Lead. Christie has deep experience within the WordPress ecosystem, having been the co-founder of a WordPress-based business (Caldera Forms, acquired by Saturday Drive), worked most recently with hosting company Nexcess / Liquid Web (on their managed WooCommerce offering), and is a regular speaker at WordCamp’s and on any number of WordPress-related podcasts! Christie will be leading the activity to manage, develop and grow the Codeable partner community and network. We already act as a trusted referral destination for hundreds of partners, and we’ll be continuing to nurture and develop these relationships, including expanding the range of ways that we work with partners. We’ll also be working to build new partner relationships and to create new partner channels and types of partnerships. Christie’s arrival will help us to take our partner program to the next level, as we continue to both build Codeable’s reach and work to provide partners with a valuable and trusted destination for referrals (as well as creating new partnership opportunities).
So we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Christie and Mike to the Codeable team. Welcome to you both!
PS We’ll be continuing to build the team, with the next addition being a Head of Growth Marketing. So if that’s your thing, and you like what we’re doing here at Codeable, please get in touch!