Shawn hails from Ottawa, Canada, where he has been a web developer since the mid 90s. He spent 16 years consulting in the Government of Canada on .NET and SQL Server projects, and has since focused primarily on WordPress development. Shawn is now the Chief Technology Officer at Actionable Books, a learning and development company building platforms to help grow better leaders and better teams.
Shawn is a WordPress Core Contributor, plugin author, conference speaker, and co-organizer of WordCamp Ottawa. He is a fan of a well documented API, working from the command line, and of efficient SQL queries. Shawn also teaches an Introduction to WordPress course for Camp Tech.