Photo of Mike Jolley welding his proton pack Hi there! I’m Mike Jolley and I’m a web developer from the UK (based in Cambridgeshire, England).

I have over 10 years experience developing for the web, and I’ve been developing WordPress plugins and themes since 2005. I’m now a developer at WooThemes/Automattic working primarily as lead dev of WooCommerce.

Some of my biggest achievements include building WooCommerce (a popular eCommerce plugin) and WP Job Manager (a job board solution) which are now Automattic projects.

Outside of work, I have a few hobbies such as playing bass guitar, video games (muffinkiller86 on PSN), adventuring around ruined castles, and Pool (thats English Pool). I’m also a ghostbuster (or at least I dress up as one for comic cons :D).

IMG_0229I love my two Tibetan Terriers, Sally and Winston, and also have a cat called Vigo (Vigo the catpathian) and some other furries keeping me company.

I’m not very outgoing, preferring the comfort of my own desk, but when I do leave my hermit cave I love attending WordCamps so please come say hi if you see me at one (apologies though, I am quite shy).

You can follow me on Twitter @mikejolley