Tonya Mork is a technology leader, educator, electrical and software engineer, author, and kind and silly gal. She is on a mission to help WordPress developers be more awesome by sharing her [gulp] three decades of high-tech experience.
Her secret ingredients are making programming fun, relatable, and adaptable so that you can get the computer to do what you need to do in any programming language. She advocates software principles of clean, quality coding, fundamentals, and incremental, continuous learning. She's here in WordPress because of this incredible community.
Tonya's been in engineering since the mid-1980s. For over two decades, she was an electrical and software engineer, team lead, project manager, and chief engineer building mega-million dollar systems for the big manufacturers of the world. In 2002 she started her engineering company to help manufacturers solve complex problems, fine-tune technical teams, and provide training.
Over the years, she and her teams built some fun, innovative, and cool stuff, like visual-guided robotic systems, web-based predictive modeling systems, web-based diagnostic systems, and just about any kind of instrumentation, testing, and assembly computer-controlled automation.
She excels at problem solving, risk analysis, root cause analysis, team building, teaching, innovative thinking, critical thinking, and breaking down complexity into relatable concepts.
Check out her bio and CV on LinkedIn.
She tells her story of going from engineering to teaching in WordPress in her Finding Your Purpose in Life essay. You should really go read her story as it will answer your questions and inspire you.
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