My Professional WordPress Plugin Development Video Interview

Last October I attended BlogWorld & New Media Expo in Las Vegas. During the event I did an interview with Wiley/WROX to talk about my new upcoming book Professional WordPress Plugin Development. The video interview is now featured on the Amazon page for the book! Check out the video below (ignore my derp face):

WordCamp Boston Here I Come!

Tomorrow I’ll be attending WordCamp Boston! I’ll be speaking about WordPress Security. I’m also giving an Ignite presentation on the top 20 WordPress plugins you’ve never heard of.

I'm speaking at WC BostonI’m looking forward to seeing many of my WordPress friends that I haven’t seen since WordCamp NYC. I’m also looking forward to meeting new people in the community, many of whom I’ve only spoken with over Twitter. One of the best things about working with WordPress is the community behind it and WordCamp is the best place to meet new friends and see old ones.

This will be my first trip to Boston since I was a little kid so I’m really looking forward to it. I’m also looking forward to watching the Colts win the AFC Championship in a Boston bar surrounded by Patriots fans. Hopefully I make it back alive! I’ll be sure to post both of my presentations from WordCamp Boston in my recap post when I return.

End of a Decade

So here we are at the end of another decade. It seems appropriate to write about major milestones in my life during the last decade so here goes:

  • Served in the United States Marine Corps (1999-2003)
  • Adopted my two best friends: Lecter and Clarice (2002)
  • Lost my Mom to cancer (2002)
  • Stationed in Kuwait/Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003)
  • Promoted to Sergeant (2003)
  • Got married/divorced (2002-2005)
  • Worked my way up to become IT Director at Batteries.com (2003-2008)
  • Attended the Super Bowl w/ my Dad and watched the Colts win! (2006)
  • Sold my house and moved to New Jersey (2008)
  • Started my own Web Development Company (2008)
  • Met the girl of my dreams! (2008)
  • My Niece was born: Indiana Brooke Dundas (2008)
  • Wrote Professional WordPress (2009)

The thing about life is it’s not always a rose garden, but that’s what makes us who we are. Here’s to a great decade ahead!

One Brad Williams To Rule Them All

By StrangeWork.com: After over a year of blogging I have finally taken over the number one spot on Google for the search term “Brad Williams”. It wasn’t an easy task, namely because there is a little person comedian of the same name that was on TV for a bit. Having a somewhat common name didn’t help either!

I realize everyone hits different Google servers and this could change at any minute, but for now it sticks and I have a picture for proof! BOOYA!

Google SERP for Brad Williams

AlternaGeek Podcast Interview

I had the honor of being a guest on the AlternaGeek.com podcast last night! AlternaGeek is a technology and media podcast and blog network for the tech power user and enthusiast. The show is hosted by linuxchick, techmonkey, and code ninja.
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We had a really fun hour discussing everything from Web 2.0 startups to some of my personal projects including TwitterTroll.com and SnapFoo.com. If you haven’t listened to their podcast before it’s a great show so be sure to check them out!

Moving up on Google

I was searching my name on Google last night and noticed my blog had finally creeped onto the 1st page of search results:

Brad Williams on Google

6 spots left! Pastor Brad is going down next!

Watch me Live!

I know you have all been waiting for it! UStream.tv LogoThe time has come!

Watch Brad Williams LIVE!

I just launched my first Ustream.tv channel showcasing my life as an IT Director by day and a Web 2.0 Entrepreneur by night! Watch my success and struggles online and live!

Why am I do this you ask? Good question. I really have no idea why or what I hope to accomplish, but I am enjoying it so why not?!

On a side note I’m going to make it a point to blog daily! I’ve been slacking lately.

TwitterTroll.com

Twitter.com LogoI’ve been working on developing a new site the last few days. I’ve created the first real-time Twitter Search Engine called TwitterTroll.com. TwitterTroll.com indexes tweets from the public timeline and indexes them for search. This approach makes is much easier to find like minded friends on Twitter!

Twitter is a fairly new concept (launched October 2006) that’s gaining momentum as of late. You can read more about it here and here. Don’t forget to check out my profile as well!