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Director of WordPress Platform Services at Alley Interactive. WordCamp Speaker. Core contributor.


Creating a Productive Environment: Sleep

In the development community, talks about creating productive environments many times focus on workflows and development tools. Writing code is only part of the equation! Our ability to get in the right mindset and the efficiency at which we write code play a large part in delivering quality projects and solutions. Many factors play into […]

Joining Alley Interactive

The other day in my post “The Hardest Thing I Did This Year“, I mentioned that I’ve ended my run as Senior Developer at Code and Theory. What I didn’t mention, and I’m excited to announce, is that I’ve joined Alley Interactive. Alley is an agency that focuses on working with large publishers in media, […]

A Look at 2014 Resolutions

Last December, I made my resolutions for 2014. With the year pretty much over, I want to take a look back at how I did with those resolutions. Here they are: Be more active in the WordPress community Contribute regularly to WooThemes projects Become proficient in Backbone.js Normal sleep schedule and eating habits Launch e-commerce […]

WorldPress: WordCamp Saratoga Unleashed

The first WordCamp Saratoga was this weekend and it was awesome. Everyone did a fantastic job organizing the event and I can’t wait to come back next year. The name tags were very nicely done, and that is where this story begins. Aside from just having my name, it says “Say Hi”. I made a […]

Bringing Big Media Features to Your Site

What do Time and Quartz have in common? They’re big, run on WordPress, publish tons of content and do tons of traffic. When you read an article on one of those sites, they deliver a unique experience. That experience starts when you reach the bottom of the article. Instead of hitting the end, seeing a […]

Post Formats are Dead. Long live Post Formats.

WordPress 3.1 birthed Post Formats in early 2011 as a way of introducing Tumblr-like functionality. More than three years later, this functionality is hardly used and underestimated, collecting dust. Post formats are slowly dying, and that’s okay -Krogsgard I hope that the way we currently view Post Formats dies. I hope that it crumbles into a pile of ashes. I hope […]

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Tom Harrigan

Director of WordPress Platform Services at Alley Interactive

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