A big circle of darkness

When I was helping to host WordCamp Atlanta a few years ago, we had a “developer day” and asked users during registration to rate their WordPress development abilities as either “Beginner”, “Intermediate”, or “Expert”.

When I was reading through the registrations, two came up in a row that were both marked “Intermediate”, and I was perplexed.

  • One was a friend of mine, call him Alex, that I…