Chris Wiegman

About Chris Wiegman

Chris and Joy in Alaska in 2017

Hello, I’m Chris Wiegman. I am a US-based engineering manager who has spent the bulk of my software career working on WordPress, specifically on the development experience of WordPress developers.

While I’ve been developing software professionally for 10 years, tech was not my first career. I turned to software and tech after careers that found me making money in music, education and even as an airline captain and flight instructor. In the process I’ve completed a Bachelor’s degree in aviation management as well as a Master’s degree in computer science, both from Southern Illinois University, and I continue to apply what I’ve learned both in school and through over 20 years of professional experience to help WordPress developers build the best sites they can.

Today I work for WP Engine where I help build teams using a range of technologies including PHP, JavaScript and GoLang to build solutions ranging from WordPress plugins to microservices in support of our users which include some of the biggest WordPress sites in production.

A few of the more popular projects I’ve been involved with over the last decade include:

What I’m working on today

  • Leading the engineering efforts for the team building Faust.js at WP Engine
  • Reading 100 books for my 2022 reading goal
  • Learning how to record more video and audio for this site
  • Helping lead our internal hackathon and internship programs at WP Engine
  • Learning German with hopes of getting to actually use it one day
  • Searching for a place that we can call home that isn’t anywhere near Florida

Last updated 15 May, 2022

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