Russell Aaron

Russell Aaron is an American WordPress Developer from Reno, eNVy. Currently the Lead Organizer of WordCamp Vegas 2016. Support Tech / Developer @ WebDevStudios.com. Russell is a fan of WordPress first and foremost. Check out "Query All The Post Types" on the Plugins Repo.

I work at WebDevStudios. I speak at WordCamp Events. Any Questions?

I graduated high school in 2004. I traveled the country with an Independent thrill ride company from June 2004 to August 2005. We owned and operated a one of a kind ride. At the time, it was the only one in existence. I learned a lot about life and how to get along with others as an adult. In August 2005, I attended my first day of college at the University of Nevada-Reno. I was going to become a journalist. I love writing. I also wanted to work in advertising. Having a degree in journalism helps.

During my freshman orientation, the head of the English department spoke to us. She said that it takes brass balls to work in the business of journalism. “You have to write for both sides of the story. You have to write about compelling topics and you need your own website. No one will publish your articles online unless they have something to read. It’s also how you build a following”. After hearing this wonderful and terrifying speech, I asked myself “How do you build a website”? I was no longer interested in becoming a journalism major. I switched over to computer sciences and I’ve been there ever since.

I started out like many others. I was building MySpace band layouts. I would create table based layouts all day. I would use the blog feature on MySpace to share my triumphs and failures. After writing my first 50 blog posts, a friend of mine showed me WordPress.com. I signed up for free and I started to blog over there. After my next 50 blog posts, the same friend showed me how to install WordPress on my own website. Since that day, I’ve spent every minute of every hour learning WordPress. I’m obsessed, to say the least.