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2015 Year in Review

January 2, 2016 Year Review

2015 was a busy year! Having a new son meant I didn’t have chance to set any goals for the year, just keep things ticking over.

Early in the year I purchased Sellwire. I had worked on it whilst working for Dev7studios, and use it for selling Instagrate Pro so it made sense to take it on when Gilbert wanted to sell it.

I also continued with WP App Store and managed to get some great deals in the first 6 months of the year. As life got more hectic in the second half of the year I spent less time on it, but I will be kickstarting it again in 2016.

It has been a good year working for Delicious Brains. I helped build our second commercial plugin and started working on our new database merging solution. We also had a successful year of content marketing, blogging every week as a company. I managed to write 8 posts for the site.

The highlight of my Delicious Brains year was our first company retreat in Miami for WordCamp Miami.

It was a proper family affair, where we took our wives/partners and children. This was great to meet everyone, and Michelle and I had our first holiday abroad with Rex.

This year also saw me tick off one of my long standing goals from 2013 – Contribute to WordPress core. I managed to get some (small) code committed to both WordPress 4.3 and 4.4.

I made it to WordCamp London, and look forward to another in 2016, along with A Day of REST and some local WP Bournemouth meetups (we also moved out of London).

2015 was also the year of Andy Murray at Queens, SPECTRE, The Force Awakens and Star Wars Secret Cinema!

In November we celebrated Rex’s first birthday, what a short, long, crazy, hard, amazing year!

I have managed to make some goals for the coming year. Here’s to 2016!

Iain Building and growing WordPress products. I'm the product manager of ACF at WP Engine. I also develop plugins like WP User Manager and Intagrate. I write about the WordPress ecosystem over at WP Trends.