Sam Hotchkiss

Open Source Traveler, Automattician

Sam was the founder of BruteProtect, a distributed brute force attack protection tool which was acquired by Automattic in August 2014. Sam is now hard at work on integrating BruteProtect into Jetpack, and exploring the future as an Automattician.

Sam travels with his wife, Becky (and, quite often, their three dogs, Barkley, Izzy and Stanley) to WordCamps around the world.  He presents on topics ranging from security to building web apps to building and managing large blog networks to the future of WordPress and the internet.

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Recent posts from the blog

WordPress as an API

I’m debuting my new “WordPress as an API” talk at WordCamp Maine, slides are available here

WordCamp St. Louis

After 1,300 miles, I’m finally at our first WordCamp of this big adventure, WordCamp St. Louis! Looks like a great turn out– a lot of really smart developers here. I know where I’m coming for our next hiring binge…

When it rains…

The last couple of days have been a series of challenges: When we hitched up to leave Albany, our trailer brake controller (the wireless Tekonsha Prodigy RF) couldn’t make a connection. Not wanting to hit the highway and hoping it would resolve itself after a...

Good Morning, Albany

We got out of Maine a few hours later than we’d hoped yesterday- a client emergency the night before cut into our prep time. With the amount of traveling we do, there’s nothing new or different about packing for a trip, but when you’re leaving home...