On April 1st, the Kansas Free Press (KFP) will mark its 6-month anniversary. With gratitude for the Kansans who nobly commit their time and talents to citizen journalism, we are celebrating our upcoming half-year anniversary by proudly showcasing each of our own KFP writers.
LAWRENCE, Kan. - In this profile, we are honored to introduce KFP correspondent, Travis Swicegood. Besides writing here, Travis is a professional programmer and owner of Domain51, a web development company in Lawrence, Kansas with a focus on non-profits, NGOs and online activists.
He says that he doesn't personally change the world, he just supports those who do.
Travis' personal focus is on web applications, performance, and stability. He's author of Pragmatic Version Control using Git and he's currently working on his second book. He has been using PHP since '99 and still remembers how revolutionary PHP 4 was, but can't remember why.
He's a TDD, open-source, and open government advocate and sometimes he's called a zealot. Travis lurks on many an open-source project mailing lists when he's not learning other programming languages. He also writes a personal blog.
For fun, he likes exploring his surroundings on his bike, or tasting his latest kitchen and home-brew creations.
We're thrilled that Travis finds time to write at the Kansas Free Press too!
Readers can browse his archives here.
To learn more about any KFP writers, we encourage you to browse our directory of citizen journalists.
Do you want to write here as a citizen journalist? Anyone wishing to write with us here can inquire with our publisher directly. We are always looking for Kansans who want to write about Kansas! Let us know!