Elijah tells us the story of how he became a part of the Dave Ramsey Team. He shares with us how employee well-being and family life are a part of the company’s core values. Cecil asks about financial tips for technical folks. Elijah explains how to take “baby steps” to get out of debt. He highlights other options such as investing and setting up an emergency fund. Richie ask how did the Every Dollar app came about. Cecil asks Elijah’s thoughts on the evolution of web development. Elijah talks about a metric he calls JS IQ. Elijah gives us a peek into his family from things like homeschooling, his daughter’s paintings and even family dates. He talks about doing the Code.org day of code. Elijah discusses making the decision to homeschool and various challenges his family faces.


Every Dollar
Dave Ramsey
Swim America


Elijah_Manor_BioElijah Manor is a Christian and a family man. He works at Ramsey Solutions (@daveramsey) as a senior front-end web developer. He is a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP, ASPInsider, IE userAgent, and a Pluralsight author. He enjoys blogging at http://elijahmanor.com and tweeting (@elijahmanor) about the things he learns.


Cecil starts the conversation asking Stacey if she is a gadget geek. Stacey shares about disconnecting and being analog. Cecil asks Stacey her thoughts on the Internet of Things. Cecil is terrified that his devices are talking to each other. Stacey talks about her passions especially Young Gamemakers. Stacey talks about her love of biking and what she does to relax. What in the world is SkrillTRex?


Young Gamemakers
Researcher says can hack GM’s OnStar app, open vehicle, start engine


Stacey_Mulcahy_BioStacey Mulcahy is a technical evangelist at Microsoft focusing on making the web a more interesting place. She is an international speaker, teaches kids how to code with www.younggamemakers.com and is a consumer of cupcakes. She can be found ranting on her blog at www.thebitchwhocodes.com

We start off with Ptah talking about living in Luxembourg and Atlanta. Cecil and Ptah talk about the early days of Flash and using the Swift tool. Richie asks about Ptah’s involvement with WordPress and how he became a WordPress contributor. Ptah discusses some of the interesting projects going on in the local WordPress community. Richie asks how the WordPress community has affected his life. Ptah starts by sharing the transitions he’s made as a WordPress developer. He then discusses speaking at various events and also working with the local WordPress community. Cecil inquires on what are the use cases for WordPress and how easy it is for beginners to customize. Ptah talks about the various plugins already built that handle concerns such as event management and online marketplaces. Ptah shares the details of his motorcycle accident, his path to recovery, and how the WordPress community stepped in to help. Richie asks about how he life has changed since. Ptah talks about the aftermath and how he’s been able to cope. Richie and Ptah talk about the merits of a good technical community.

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WordCamp Miami





Ptah_Dunbar_BioPirate Dunbar is a Full Stack JavaScript Architect and Professor of Computer Science at Miami Dade College. Ptah speaks over 10 languages, teaches people how to code and is on a mission to write software that impacts a billion people within the next decade. When he isn’t traveling or contributing to open source, you’ll often find him learning about ALL THE THINGS and teaching the next generation in universities, conferences and community events. To learn more about his journey, you can follow him on twitter @ptahdunbar or piratedunbar.com.