Mark Smallman of MacGraphic.co.uk
WordPress Wrangler since 2009
I try to be as active in the WordPress community as time will allow. I am firm believer in giving back to the community. Sharing knowledge and empowering others with the power of WordPress.
In 2014 I setup the WordPress Belfast Meetup. The local community has now grown to around 300 members. However, since the global pandemic we have not managed to have any in-person Meetups sadly.
During 2016, I was lead organiser for the first ever WordCamp to take place within Northern Ireland, and first ever official WordCamp on the island of Ireland. WordCamp Belfast 2016 brought together 155 local, national and international speakers, sponsors, volunteers and WordPress users.
During 2017, I was co-organiser for the first WordCamp in Dublin, which was attended by 243 WordPress users. And in 2018 I was once again lead organiser for the second WordCamp Belfast.
WordCamp Dublin also returned in October 2019, when I was once again co-organiser.
I have also spoken and volunteered at a number of WordCamps. These included WordCamp London 2016, Edinburgh 2016 and 2017, and also WordCamp Europe in Vienna in 2016, and Paris in 2017.
Throughout the later part of 2021, I completed various tasks and stages in order to qualify to be listed on Codeable.io as one of their qualified experts.
The tasks included a time-limited site development project, working from a mock-up image. The resulting site design had to be pixel perfect in order to progress to the next stages in their enrolment process.
Other stages in the process included live video calls & interviews. These involved answering code questions, and completing tasks during the live call.
Having gone through the process, it is not hard to see why only 2% of all applicants successfully complete and qualify to be listed as a Codeable Expert.
WordPress Belfast Meetup lead organiser
January 2014 to January 2019
- Arranging of Meetup venue location.
- Preparing of required equipment, tables and seating.
- Organising monthly discussions involving 10-50 members.
- Organisation of both internal and external speakers at Meetups.
- Preparation and delivery of topics and presentations for discussion as required.
WordCamp lead organiser:
WordCamp Belfast October 2016 & May 2018
- Venue arrangement
- Sponsor coordinator
- Volunteer selection and co-ordinator
- Speaker selection and co-ordinator
- Event co-coordinator
- WordCamp Belfast 2016
- WordCamp Dublin 2017
- WordCamp Edinburgh 2017
WordCamp Volunteer Photographer
- WordCamp London 2016
- WordCamp Europe 2016 (Vienna)
- WordCamp Europe 2017 (Paris)
- WordCamp Edinburgh 2017
- WordCamp Edinburgh 2018
Owner / Designer / Developer
Jan. 2006 – June 2007
Senior Designer & Photographer
June 2003 – Jan. 2006
May 2000 – June 2003
Aug. 1998 – May 2000
March 1997 – Aug 1998
May 1995 – March 1997
Photographer / Owner
Sept. 1994 – May 1995
May 1989 – Sept. 1994