SitePoint Ambassador of the Month: November 2015

By Elio Qoshi
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A lot of things brew in the SitePoint kitchen, which we're always excited to talk about. Something I've been devoting my time to recently is our very popular Ambassador Program.

SitePoint Ambassadors

We launched the Ambassadors Program back in May, 2015, to provide a common focus for SitePoint contributors passionate about the content, community and philosophy of SitePoint. Since then, we've continued to refine the program and welcome new members.

The latest innovation for the program is the nomination of the Ambassador of the Month. After considering all the various activities and contributions of the Ambassadors to this point, one person stood out as the leading candidate for our first ever award. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the Ambassador for the Month for November, 2015—Marc Towler.

Marc Towler

So who is Marc? Based in Leeds, UK, he lives a double life. During office hours, he's a diligent retail worker toiling for O2.

In his own time, though—like Neo in the Matrix—he's a self-taught computer wizard, working with websites and servers. He's also doing a bit of freelance work, both for fun and for profit. On top of all these activities, Marc is also enhancing his education by studying Computer Science at the Open University.

Marc briefly shares his SitePoint story with us:

I first found and heard about SitePoint when a developer that I looked up to (Lorna Jane) wrote a book called PHP Master: Write Cutting-edge Code.

I ordered a bundle deal of that and two other books, and I've never looked back. When I noticed the Twitter account sending out the request for Ambassadors back in May, I thought I would give it a try, and it was worth it. The Ambassador Program was reiterated with a more organized structure and contribution paths in October, where I was again lucky to be part of it.

My favorite Ambassador task is the peer reviewing of articles—mainly because I get to have a sneak peek at what's coming up!

You might also wonder what it takes to become Ambassador of the Month. In the memorable words of his compatriot, Sir Winston Churchill: Blood, toil, tears and sweat.

In the terms of our activity, it means promoting SitePoint articles and activities on the Twitter account, numerous peer reviews, completing the tasks and active participation on Slack and the Trello board (and soon the Forums!).

Sounds simple, doesn't it? Then nothing should stop you from doing the same—and next month we might be talking about you here.

Feel free to check out Marc's work on his blog and Twitter.

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  • PVgr

    Congrats Marc!

  • spxds

    Congrats Marc!

  • spxds

    Congrats Marc!

  • Well done, Marc! Congratulations!

  • Well done, Marc! Congratulations!

    • Ruby Clay

      When I saw the draft which was of 7159 dollars, I accept that my friend’s brother was like really generating cash in his spare time with his computer. . His aunts neighbor has done this for only 10 months and by now repaid the loan on their home and bought a new Car .This is what they are donig …

  • simon codrington

    Thumbs up Marc! First ambassador of the month :)

  • No one can forget the first :).

    Good one amigo Marc.

  • Wolf_22

    Way to go, Marc. Keep up the fantastic work. :)

    • Theresa Porter

      Is this how it’s possible to earn ninety seven bucks an hr…? After being un-employed for 6 months, I started a job over this web-site and now I cannot be happier. After 5 months on my new job my income is round about dollars 7500 a month working 20hrs a week..

  • Silva Arapi

    Good job Mark! Congratulations :)

  • OphelieLechat

    Well done Marc!

  • Marc Towler

    Thanks everyone, its great to be the first but not the last!

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