Brian DeConinck is a front-end designer and developer working in higher education, mainly with WordPress. He is committed to universal design practices emphasizing accessibility and user empathy. Contact
Email Hello@BrianDeConinck.com Preferred Name Pronunciation
Just pretend the second "n" in "DeConinck" is silent, and put the emphasis on the second syllable: dee -
CAH - nik.
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I am part of the
OIT Design & Web Services team, part of the Office of Information Technology at NC State University. My responsibilities include:
maintaining campus WordPress environments;
building custom WordPress themes and plugins;
and advising academic and administrative units on design, content management, and more effectively using their web presence.
Working at NC State, I've had the opportunity to learn a great deal about accessibility. I'm interested in better understanding how we apply
inclusive design principles and universal design principles to what we build.
I also think about Eric Meyer and Sara Wachter-Boettcher's book
constantly. It's on all of us to build a better, safer, and more inclusive web. Design for Real Life Working Out Loud
When possible, I try to share what I'm working on and what I've learned, both with other developers on campus and with the broader community.
I regularly contribute to the
OIT Design & Web Services blog and I am the co-chair of the UNC CAUSE WordPress Special Interest Group. Conference presentations from 2017 include:
I also host the
WPCampus is a fantastic organization, and hosting the podcast gives me an opportunity to talk to and learn from interesting people doing interesting things with WordPress in higher education. WPCampus Podcast