Lemon 🍋

Media & Information

Information & Communications Technology


Sass pug Vue Frontend comedy Game Development PHP Kirby

Minneapolis, United States

Lemon 🍋

Does things to the internet. The internet does things to him as well.

With a day job as the development lead for a mid-sized Minneapolis agency, Lemon spends his work time making websites for money and his free time making websites for no money.

He's created over a dozen gimmick sites like damn.dog, pretend.world and greatsex.tips. He also hosts a podcast that looks at some of the internet's weirder subcultures. It is not safe for your work, unless you work somewhere really cool.


Current sessions

Let's Launch A Website, Right Friggin' Now!

Making a website can be a complicated process involving months of time and conflicting opinions from dozens of stakeholders. But it doesn't have to be!

Using Vue, Pug and Sass as his languages, Lemon's going to show you a methodology for getting sites launched quickly and cheaply. Because large scale business-focused websites are a great way to get paid, but making specific sites with a tight scope is a good way to have fun.

Literally ANYTHING But Wordpress

When tasked with the responsibility of putting a website together for a client, millions of designers and developers have chosen Wordpress as their platform. They've trusted the popularity of the software and ventured out on the same website journey as so many before them: They chose a theme, bought some plugins, launched the site with part of it broken, and then got hacked so the home page became a Turkish flag, a pistol and the Jason Derulo song "Wiggle". True Story.

With an eye for choosing the right fit for every client, Lemon will be taking you on a tour of different content management systems (CMS) and how each one could be used to suit the needs of a potential client. He'll be demonstrating some options. A bunch of options. SO MANY OPTIONS. Such as...
* Drupal
* Joomla
* Concrete5
* Grav
* Kirby
* Craft
* ProcessWire
* PageKit
...and some static site generators and headless CMS.

If you're currently a Wordpress builder, this might be an interesting look at other options. If not, there's still a lot of cool CMS you could expose yourself too.

Past and future events

dev up Conference 2018

8 Oct 2018 - 10 Oct 2018
St. Louis, United States

PubConf Sydney

3rd place winner
21 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
Sydney, Australia

NDC Sydney 2018

16 Sep 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
Sydney, Australia

PubConf Kansas City

1st place winner
13 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
Kansas City, United States

KCDC 2018

11 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018

PubConf Minnesota

1st place winner
10 May 2018 - 10 May 2018
Saint Paul, United States

NDC {Minnesota}

* Let's Make A Website, Right Friggin Now
9 May 2018 - 10 May 2018
Saint Paul, United States


*Literally ANYTHING But Wordpress
14 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
Bloomington, United States

PubConf Minneapolis

*I Got Popular (Oops)
21 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Minneapolis, United States


*Making Pretty Code With Sass & Jade
23 Apr 2016 - 23 Apr 2016
Bloomington, United States