This week we announced the addition of a new member to the PluginBuddy team, Ron Huereca. RonH, known on twitter as @ronalfy, has a wealth of experience with WordPress and plugin development. The first plugin RonH released to the WordPress community is called Feed Styler, and is still in the WordPress repo. The free version of his Ajax Edit Comments plugin has been downloaded over 200,000 times!
Initially RonH will focus on expanding PluginBuddy support on the forums and developing plugins. His first project is a thumbs up/down voting plugin which may be added to the PluginBuddy Developer Suite.
Like many of us, RonH began working with WordPress as a hobby. He honed his developer skills through his work at WebDevStudios and the Department of Army as a web developer, programmer, and logistician. Ron is an Ajax expert and recently published WordPress and Ajax: An in-depth guide on using Ajax with WordPress, available as an ebook and on Amazon.
As you know, community and “team fit” is very important to us. That’s part of why we feel so great about having RonH join the team.
Dustin Bolton, Team Leader at PluginBuddy, says “It’s always a challenge finding new people that are both very talented and also a great fit. Ronald fits in great and has jumped right in. I’m excited to see the awesome things he will bring to the team.”
RonH was born in Texas, grew up in the Philippines (military brat) and returned to the US in 1991. He still considers Texas his home state, but is excited about his move to Oklahoma City. He says he’s excited to work in an office again – and is glad it’s not a cubicle environment. Check out his personal site to learn more about him.
p.s. Ron tells us he likes to sing Karaoke. Make sure you call him on it the next time you see him at WordCamp!
Help us welcome Ron H to the PluginBuddy team!