June 5th, 2012 Announcements

It has been quite some time since my last update, around a month I believe. I apologize as it as my intent to send out more updates but life has gotten pretty busy from a personal standpoint (including getting engaged and buying a house).

Despite the past month being rather busy, we have still been able to generate quite a lot of buzz about WPLMS. Everyday we are getting more and more people signing up for updates (if you haven’t yet, use the form at the top of the website in the yellow bar). The support coming in via comments on the website and emails to me directly have been really great and encouraging. Also, thanks for all of your submitted ideas.

As for the LMS, we hit our first major hurtle: Our main developer decided to go MIA. He just stopped all communication – POOF – gone!  As you could expect, this has  naturally set-back the project timeline. So at this point, we are on the hunt for a rockstar developer, conducting interviews and forging ahead in other areas. We have some top quality candidates in mind, but this time we are going to be a lot more careful.

Thank you for all of your support, enthusiasm, and general excitement over wplms. The end product will be great, I can promise you that (and from what I have seen, it will really be a great fit for non-profits and educational organizations).  Keep your comments/suggestions coming in, I love to hear them and it really helps to know that the interest is out there.

Until next time!

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Hey, Justin.
Thank you for catching us up with the news.
Sad to hear, but I hope you find another developer to go on with this amazing project.

Avatar Alex

Any perspective you can share on the work remaining or the impact on the release plan? We’re anxiously awaiting what you’re building here (rather that setting something else up) but if it’s going to be months, we may have to go that alternative route.

(another thought, can we help you get it done? Austin is a significant WordPress community and our Network has folks at our fingertips!)

Sorry to learn of the difficulties. Keep the updates posted.

Justin,

Could be worse. I worked at a place once where the lead developer went AWOL AND took the source code with him.

Avatar Ken

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