Well, hello! My name is John Hawkins and I’m a WordPress junkie.
After more than a decade working behind the scenes on multi-million dollar web applications, I realized I didn’t like my job as much as I did when we were a lean and mean startup. I started taking on side projects helping small businesses establish a web presence using WordPress. Then, in 2009 I co-founded 9seeds, a WordPress development shop based in Las Vegas. What started out as a nights-and-weekends hobby quickly turned in to a full time gig for my partners and I. 3 years later I’m the sole owner of 9seeds with a lean and mean staff that is spread across the country.
I enjoy traveling the country to speak at WordCamp events. I’ve given presentations on topics such as beginning plugin development, WordPress multi-site, building child-themes and many more. Locally I run the Las Vegas WordPress meetup group and am the lead organizer for WordCamp Las Vegas.
I’m an active member of the burgeoning #VegasTech community and a huge supporter of the Downtown Project and their efforts to revitalize downtown Las Vegas.
I live just outside of Las Vegas with my amazing wife and two grown children. I love watching hockey, I love getting tattoos, I’m currently re-reading the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, I enjoy teaching others how to use WordPress, I just recently started drinking coffee and I could sit and watch the movie Fight Club over and over again.