Binnion family picture
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Who is Eric Binnion?

I am a 28-year-old Texan with a fiancé, 7-year-old son, and several annoying dogs.

I am a core contributor to the WordPress open-source project as well as an organizer for WordCamp DFW 2016.

I am working as a Code Wrangler at Automattic on the Mercury team. I am currently spending most of my days writing JavaScript for the new ReactJS powered parts of WordPress.com.

After 18 months or so, I am now on team Poseidon at Automattic. My team spends most of our time working on the connection between Jetpack sites and WordPress.com. To date this has included refreshing the Single Sign On module, rewriting how data is synced from Jetpack sites to WordPress.com, and will include other interesting projects in the future. I still get to work with the ReactJS powered parts of WordPress.com, although I find myself digging through much more PHP lately. 🙂

I graduated from Midwestern State University in May 2015 with a Bachelors of Arts in Computer Science.

While at MSU, I:

  • Won 3rd place at the Idea MSU Competition (a business idea competition for students) in 2012 and 2013
  • Served as President of the Midwestern State University chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Researched an algorithm to complete puzzles based only on the outer edges of the puzzle pieces while at UGROW
  • Researched automated testing strategies while in the UNT Bug Wars program

For a list of projects I’ve worked on, please see my Github profile and/or my WordPress.org profile.