About John P.
John’s Favorite Quote
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, and die gallantly.
Specialization is for insects.
—Robert A. Heinlein from The Notebook of Lazarus Long
Ok, Who’s This John P. Character?
John P. is the founder of HTMLHelp.com, and was an early contributor to the development of HTML and CSS (the code that makes the Web run). HTMLHelp.com was eventually recognized by the W3C with placment in the CSS Hall of Fame upon the 10 year anniversary, for those early contributions.
John was also the CEO of web analytics company Woopra, former Chief Marketing Officer for Layered Tech, and former Vice President for SAVVIS Communications.
Nowadays he’s the CEO of Livid Lobster and one of the hosts of GeekBeat.TV.
Speaking, Teaching, and More
In addition to his technical contributions, John frequently presents at, and also organizes, Web authoring conferences such as OpenCamp, WordCamp Dallas 2008, and WordCamp Dallas 2009. He is also likely the most prolific WordCamp videographer on the planet.
In all of his spare time he also happens to be a classically trained bladesmith, welder, Direct Metal Artist, chef, and world traveler. Oh, and he runs this little blog.