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Have you ever had that feeling of being stuck in an unfulfilling professional life? The author knows this sounds awfully corny, but working with WordPress, and the great open source community surrounding it, gave his life the kick it thankfully needed.
Andrew F. Burton received his initial professional training at Zurich Business School, and worked for decades in banking and finance-related industries when he wasn't backpacking around the world way back before the lame Lonely Planet days. When the web came along, he set up an Internet startup soon after the first web browser became popular. However, being an Internet pioneer in a small place like Switzerland didn't quite turn out the way he had wanted it to be, so he switched back to finance. He regrets not moving to the U.S. instead.
When he discovered open source CMS and WordPress 3.0 that came out in 2010, he was instantly hooked. Always interested in getting the best out of WordPress for his clients, he now works as an independent consultant for all things Web in Switzerland, a country where being multilingual is part of an everyday life.
He loves learning about web technologies, so over the years he has become quite familiar with the classic tools like HTML, CSS, PHP, jQuery, but also more recent ones like AngularJS and Ionic Framework.
Last, but not least: The author feels that WordPress has one of the coolest communities, developers, designers and users, among others, that he's ever been in. He tries to take part in its local community in Switzerland whenever he has time to spare. He's also a member of the WordPress Meetup and WooCommerce Meetup in Zurich. He can be contacted via Twitter @woomultilingual.