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.
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.
💬 What people say about me
🛠 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.
📢 Speaking engagements
WordCamp Edinburgh 2018 – How I became a core contributor and an expert on WordPress transients – a developers story.
WordCamp London 2019 (Backup speaker) – Talking support: Small discoveries from a lifetime providing support.
WordCamp Glasgow 2020 – Remote working: How to make it work for you.
WordCamp Bucharest 2020 – Remote working: How to make it work for you.