John Richards is a Developer Advocate at Pantheon and lives in St. Louis with his wife and clowder of cats. His love for coding stems from his enjoyment in innovating simple solutions for complex challenges.
He fell in love with open source in 2013 when he took a job developing WordPress sites at Washington University in St. Louis. Over the next 7 years he would hold multiple roles from Web Developer to Sr. Director, Digital Communications.
When WordCamp US came to St. Louis in 2019, he volunteered as an organizer. This led to a desire to be more involved in the community, so he took a role at Pantheon as a Developer Advocate.
Apart from coding, he enjoys playing board games with friends, trying new food, and spending time reading with a cat curled in his lap.