👋🏼 Hello

My name is David Artiss and I’m a Support Engineer at Automattic, working on the WordPress VIP team. I provide front-line support to enterprise clients.

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We provide consulting, support, hosting, training, and other services to some of the biggest and best WordPress sites for clients like Time Inc., Facebook, TechCrunch and The New York Times

When not working, I’m a blogger-cum-writer. This site was named as a weekly blog highlight by public relations service company Cision on 4th December 2009 and has been mentioned on the BBC website. Twice. I am also a journalist for the technology website, The Big Tech Question and have also been known to make an appearance on the PC Pro podcast.

Reading as often as I can (comic book and non-fiction) 📖, I also watch a lot of films (action and comedy) 🎬, TV (comedy and documentary) 📺 and listen to music and podcasts 🎧. I’m a Star Wars, Star Trek and Marvel nerd. An avid gamer 🕹and amateur theatre performer 🎭 rounds off my social time.

Although I try and keep out of politics, I am an EU Remainer 🇪🇺.

🗣Mildly bipolar, an ambivert, aphantasmic and a lucid dreamer. I’m also cross-dominant, a sufferer of sensory overload, bradycardia and have déjà rêvé. Tea-total, whilst also hypo-sensitive to caffeine, and lactose intolerant, I’m a total hit at parties. 

🤝I support Rainbows Children’s Hospice, The Trussell Trust and WP&UP.

🛠 Contributing to WordPress

I am a long-time contributor to WordPress, having assisted with (and continuing to assist with)…

I am also the author of a number of free WordPress plugins.

Finally, I have twice been a volunteer at WordCamp Europe and WordCamp London, specialising more recently in assisting with social media out-reach.