Member Spotlight on Rob George
About Rob George
Hi I’m Rob George and I’m a freelance WordPress and PHP developer 👋 I’ve been building web sites and other web based solutions for about 20 years now, I tend to focus on sites that need complex bespoke elements that can’t be delivered using off the shelf plugins. I also build other types of management systems using the PHP framework Laravel.
I started using WordPress probably about 10 years ago having made the jump from a little known CMS called CMS Made Simple which I thought was amazing at the time, it’s still around today but let’s just say I don’t think it’s quite so amazing anymore. It does have a built in front-end template engine though, hint hint WordPress 😉
I’ve been attending the Bristol meetup since Jan 2015 which was the 4th ever one. I’ve linked to it below and you might recognise one or two familiar faces. It’s fair to say that the meetup was a tad smaller in those days. I now assist in organising the event each month so you may recognise me.
Most of you probably don’t know that I was on The One Show recently… Well kind of.
They briefly showed a photo of me but the piece was really about my lovely wife Amanda who has set up a ‘Scrub Hub’ in Bristol. This is volunteer organisation to make scrubs for the medical profession as they are in short supply. She is currently juggling around 150 volunteers and has orders for nearly 1000 sets of scrubs. She doesn’t need any more volunteers but has run out of money to buy any more material. If you’d like to help then please see this link to gofundme.