Pat Ramsey

Austin, TX
Mobile phone: 512.736.6227


I am a WordPress developerand consultant with and one of the founders of Cospace, North Austin's first coworking space. I lead the Austin WordPress meetup group and am part of the leadership team for Refresh Austin. I also lead custom training on topics such as WordPress best practices and development, HTML, CSS and accessible web design. I've spoken at SXSW Interactive, AccessU, and the California Web Accessibility Conference. I've been a trainer, advisor, and participant in Knowbility's Accessible Internet Rallies and AccessU. I'm a former Navy Reserve sailor, where my duties ranged from Lead Petty Officer of a training unit, to ship-board trainer with the Space & Naval Warfare Systems Command.

Professional Experience


Austin, TX
Feb 2010 - Present


Founder, Resident Technical Expert, Advisor.


slash25 code

Austin, TX
May 2007 - Present


WordPress consultant and developer, focusing on theme development with the Genesis framework, plugin development and customization, standards-based and universal design, and professional instruction.


AIR Advisory Board

Austin, TX
November 2006 - Present

Board Member

Assisted in producing the Accessible Internet Rally for AIR Interactive and AIR Austin, events aimed at creating accessible websites for non-profit groups and artists. Created print materials: flyers, name badges, advertisements. Recruited and trained developer teams. Set dates for events, coordinated with facilities on necessary hardware and software needs. Consulted developer teams on best practices.


US Navy Reserve

Austin, TX
February 2004 - December 2008

SPAWAR Network Support Fly-Away Team

Member of SPAWAR 1010 and a part of the division's Network Support Fly-Away Team. This team travels to ships in the fleet and conducts technology training on-site for sailors who are unable, due to ship's movements, to attend regular schools. Training is held on several ships during the trip in an active, high-stress environment. Material includes network basics, network hardware, TCP, Windows Server, Exchange, Active Directory, UNIX, and other topics. Training is coordinated with each command and is tailored to each ship's needs and each ship's environment.

Muster Petty Officer

Acting as unit muster petty officer. Responsible for taking an accurate count of unit members during drill weekends. Resolve pay and muster issues with the Support Center Personnel staff. Member of Network Services Team, providing technical training for the Fleet.

Lead Petty Officer

Prior to being with SPAWAR, was assigned to the Non Prior Service Training Unit, NOSC Austin, Texas. Trained and managed new recruits through all initial phases of USNR life from prepping for boot camp to their initial deployment to units. Provided classroom and on-the-job instruction in areas of policy & procedure, human resources, marching & drill, and general military knowledge. Tracked medical needs for new sailors; insured that any discrepancies were resolved and all sailors were medically fit for any challenges. Coordinated petty officers assisting the unit in the performance of their delegated duties. Ensured the CO's book for the unit was properly turned in at the end of each drill weekend. This meant musters were in order, drills were rescheduled for members who were absent, tasks were completed, memos/messages were passed on to the unit, and any other required duties were performed.


  1. Developed a tracking spreadsheet that ensured compliance with all medical requirements for recruits attending boot camp. Received the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
  2. Received Navy Reserve Meritorious Service Medal.
  3. Received Navy Pistol Marksman Ribbon with Sharpshooter Device.

Southwestern University

Georgetown, TX
June 1998 - April 2007

Macintosh Systems Manager

Provide tech support to the university community and provide support and management to several university-related websites. Administer two computer labs, assist faculty and staff with new technology initiatives, assign tech support jobs to technicians and/or student workers, and teach training classes for faculty, staff and students.


  1. Member of the Web Advisory Working Group, a campus group tasked with planning the future of the campus website.
  2. Part of a team that delivered and installed computers in remote areas of Honduras.
  3. Coordinated the live video stream of our University President's inauguration event.

Bee Caves Computer/Longhorn Computer

Austin, TX
June 1997 - June 1998

Macintosh Technician

Managed sales, repair and refurbishing of all Macintosh-based computer systems for two stores. Was responsible for diagnostic & repair equipment, software, and parts. Developed customer relations, project management and team-building skills in a sales, consulting and technical capacity. Built dual-platform Macintosh systems for individuals who needed both Macintosh and Windows operating environments.


The Daily University Star

San Marcos, TX
June 1996 - May 1997


Served as managing editor of Texas State University at San Marcos's campus newspaper. Managed editorial staff of 30 writers, designers, photographers and copy editors; established deadlines, story budgets, assigned photography and served as editorial liaison to the advertising and business departments. The tabloid-sized paper was published four days each week during fall and spring semesters, once weekly during summers.


  1. Oversaw the redesign of the paper, bringing in a design editor to facilitate this as professionally as possible.
  2. Oversaw publishing on the Web, a process begun two years earlier. Attention now had to be focused on site structure, archiving, and evolving design issues, in addition to more routine publishing issues.
  3. Established email accounts for editors.
  4. Digitized the newspaper's photography process. Installed a new flatbed scanner and a slide/negative scanner.

School of Journalism and Mass Communication

San Marcos, TX
August 1995 - June 1997

Lab Instructor

Established and maintained the Macintosh computer WAN and 50+ workstations with thin and 10base-T ethernet and file sharing. Installed and upgraded software necessary for academic and office operations.


School of Journalism and Mass Communication

San Marcos, TX
May 1996 - June 1996


Co-instructed two sections of a design class focusing on both print design and Web design.


Southwest Daily Times

Liberal, KS
May 1995 - August 1995


Interned as a staff photographer for this daily newspaper.


Technical Skills


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References and additional information available upon request.