ABOUT ALISON FULTON
Alison has been building websites since the late 90’s– ever since her family had dial-up Internet installed, she’s been very involved with making the web a more useful, more accessible place. By the mid-2000’s she was focused on honing her design and technical craft and building a freelance web business.
In early 2010, she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Mass Communications with a concentration in Graphic Design from the International Academy of Design and Technology to pursue more creative aspects of building websites. Since college, Alison has been involved with the American Advertising Federation– even winning herself a Student Addy for her work in Web. She served as Ad 2 Tampa Bay’s Interactive Director for a couple of years, launching their web presence into the modern age.
With a strong desire for growing the open-source and publishing community in Tampa, Alison co-founded a WordPress group in the bay area called Tampa Bay WordPress in 2009. Wanting to grow the community further, Alison lead the charge to launch the first WordCamp in Tampa– a web publishing and technology conference revolving around the open-source publishing platform WordPress. The first event was held in October 2014 and has now grown to an almost 500 attendee, 3-day conference– with a special day dedicated to Veteran and Youth learning. Alison recruited 5 community leaders within the Tampa Bay WordPress organization to help organize, and it continues to grow. Her community leaders were kind enough to present her an Award of Leadership at the closing ceremony of WordCamp Tampa 2015.
Finally, after gaining much experience in software development firms, advertising agencies, and small interactive firms throughout the years, Alison co-founded a design and development agency in early 2012. Her web design and development firm positioned its clients to utilize the inbound marketing methodology fully. Throughout the years, Alison’s team launched dozens of websites and applications and a couple of custom WordPress plugins.
Alison’s extracurricular interests are fitness, clean eating, green living, open-source software, music, and spending time with her husband and their two dogs.
Alison is a member of the American Advertising Federation and the WordPress.org Community Team. Alison also speaks at events and conferences on topics ranging from productivity while remote working to front-end development for WordPress.