Reno, NV

Age: 29

Named Rising Star Developer of the Year by the Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, it is clear Sterling Hamilton is passionate about his craft. Standards, best practices and innovative ideas are something he strives towards and delivers daily.

Sterling is Google Analytics certified and a well-known lead web developer in the Reno-Tahoe area. He was recently named one of the 100 “most inspiring leaders” in the industry expert category by the Community Affect. As Noble Studios’ lead developer, Sterling oversees a team of five experienced developers. He possesses extensive technical knowledge and applies his skill set to deliver digital solutions for international brands including Autodesk, Samasource, Wildfire by Google, Haws Corporation, WordPress and more.

Sterling brings seven years of programming and information architecture knowledge to the technical services team. He has built and maintained many WordPress themes and plugins. Most recently, he was published in the worlds’ leading content management systems, WordPress 3.5 “Elvin” for contributing code and solving bugs within their system.

Prior to joining Noble Studios, he integrated a vehicle management system and a vehicle research system into WordPress for the automotive dealership industry. The API was built to cross reference and research data allowing dealers to match lot inventory to equipment packages, competitive dealer sales, images videos as well as allow users to build out, price and compare automobiles.

An industry mentor, Sterling has been a technical speaker at WordCamp Reno for three years. He is also a contributing writer for WordPress Core and has volunteered more than 200 hours to local programming and community events in the past year.

When Sterling is offline, he enjoys listening to music, reading, writing, movies, video games, Ultimate Frisbee, rock climbing, hiking, sampling home brewed beers, cooking and spending time with his girlfriend, their dog and friends.

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