Stop looking at the laptop screen! Yes, I’m talking… to me.
My name’s Juan Hernando, and I’ve been around since 1983. My brother always had a computer at home in Santoña, Cantabria, and since the Macintosh LC II, I’ve been trying to do stuff with them.
A demo CD with Front Page 98 changed the way I looked at the world and my -very patient- parents paid a lot of bills, so I was able to be connected to the slower Internet you can remember.
I never finished my University studies, but I converted my hobby into my job (no, I didn’t become a pro basketball player, I mean the web development thing).
Since 2011 I direct my own company, Vertixe, and I mainly develop customized WordPress themes for clients and their projects. I work remotely. And my primary goal is to help small and medium businesses that need to be online but don’t know exactly how. Currently, I work with design agencies and other freelancers to achieve this.
Although I love HTML & CSS, I’ve found out the marvelous stuff you can do with WordPress. And to give back to the project a little of all it has helped me to grow professionally, I do my best to improve it by translating it and co-organizing a local meetup and a annual WordCamp in Pontevedra, Galicia, where I live.
I also have a weekly newsletter, Enlace Permanente, for WP professionals. I’ve been a speaker at several WordCamps and meetups because I believe in sharing knowledge. I love basketball and traveling. I defend the open web, the standards, and the accessibility. I have a blog in Spanish where I mix personal and professional thoughts too!
You can learn a little more about me in this essay in HeroPress: Becoming known in the WordPress Community.