Blog Archives

On Community and New Projects

SO! Since I have some time to actually sit down, I can finally talk more about my upcoming plans for things! I took a few days last week and really, REALLY thought about what I’m passionate about in life. And a few things came to mind: Family, Church, WordPress… those three things have always been […]

Continue Reading...

Marketing To Your Tribe

Sitting on a plane, being able to write on my blog… technology is a beautiful thing, isn’t it? I’m flying back from Chicago (by way of Charleston, SC) to Nashville. I had the opportunity to speak on Gamification at two very awesome (and very different) events: Digital Summit Chicago and Type-A Parent & Lifestyle Blogging […]

Continue Reading...

A Fresh Coat of Paint

As with most things, a little change can be a great thing. I’ve finally gotten the basics of my new WordPress theme finished and uploaded. I got so bored with all of these business themes with their straight lines and boring colors… … so I decided to kick it up a notch! This is the […]

Continue Reading...

WordCamp US – In Nashville!

In less than one week, WordPress enthusiasts from all over the globe will converge on Nashville, TN for WordCamp US – the annual pilgrimage to celebrate, learn about, and meet others interested in WordPress. Nashville’s been my home for over 10 years now, and has a very strong WordPress community here. I’ve been very privileged […]

Continue Reading...

High Ed Web 2017: A Hart(ford) for Higher Ed

I’ve only been home for a few hours, but the lessons and memories of HighEdWeb 2017 are still fresh on my mind.  I feel like one of the few people on earth that actually recharge at a conference, but after WPCampus earlier in the year, I was ready to get back out and network with my fellow web […]

Continue Reading...

Ajax + jQuery: An Introduction

Since Twitch released their ‘Twitch Extensions’ SDK, I’ve been having a lot of fun playing around with different things I can integrate into Twitch’s panels. I’ve build a WordPress Panel and I’m working on Tumblr and Instagram Panels (which require a lot more API work).  But the crux of everything I’ve been working on relies […]

Continue Reading...

WordPress, React, and The Future

On September 14, Matt Mullenweg announced that WordPress was rethinking its use of the React.js library due to Facebook’s clarification on its patents. The short story: Facebook released React under a modified “open-source-ish” license (called BSD+Patents) that allow them to judiciously revoke the patent if a service violates the terms of service (specifically, if they […]

Continue Reading...


There are really no words to describe the feeling I had seeing the Eclipse today.  I could try to throw out words with empty meaning like “fantastic”, or “magical”, but they seem to fall flat when I think back and recall how I actually felt. Holly and I had decided early on that we wanted […]

Continue Reading...

Level Up Your WordPress Security

I had an amazing time speaking and networking at the #WPCampus Event in Buffalo this past weekend.  I was fortunate to be able to share some insight on the realm of Security, and make it (hopefully) more than a fruitless, confusion quest. First of all, here are my slides: Level Up Your WordPress Security from […]

Continue Reading...

Contact/Hire Mitch

Want to book Mitch for a speaking event at your business or church?

Or does your business or project need some amazing design / development muscle?

Use the form below!