About Macario

Greetings and salutations!

Currently based in New Orleans, i specialize in custom WordPress-powered sites, progressive web apps, and consulting businesses on what technology to use.

I’ve worked in tech for the last 17 years — a decade as a computer and printer technician in New York; switching to a career as a full-time developer and tech consultant after moving to New Orleans.

I’m the Founder of Fifth Pocket Labs and Fire & Wheel.

The stack for a majority of my web projects includes WordPress, PHP, and JavaScript. The last two years’ frenetic pace has me eyeing the tech i believe hits this intersection:

Here’s a semi-exhaustive list of what tech i use.

In no particular order or with any particular weight, below are the things that have recently piqued my interest:

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I was the subject of a TV project
Several years ago Nomadness, of which i’m a board member, pitched a reality series showcasing an individual with the wanderlust bug — and i was the pilot’s chosen subject. Check it out underneath.

Insider info: nope, this actually wasn’t my first trip out the country; but we needed someone with the chops to sell being a newbie traveler. ^_^

I published a book

d/u/s/t book cover by Macario James DeLaCruz

I published a book of poetry titled d|u|s|t. You can purchase the ebook version here. August 26, 2019 is the scheduled release for the print edition, signed and personalized.

Writing books on WordPress and Web Development

I’m working on several books, two on WordPress, and another on web development, specifically helping people become junior web developers.

With the WP books, the reader will have access to code snippets, a forum, and some other goodies. A specific topic i will address is using WordPress as the backend for a mobile app, specifically creating a Progressive Web App with de-coupled WordPress and React (or GatsbyJS).

Planned release for the books is the fourth quarter of 2019.

Wondering why you keep seeing lowercased 'i' in my posts? Read -> Why ‘i’ is not capitalized