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A bit about Sugar Calendar

The story behind our simple but powerful event management plugin for WordPress

In June, 2012, Sugar Calendar was first launched with the goal of providing a simple event management system for WordPress. At that time, Pippin felt all of the then-available calendar solutions for WordPress were either too minimalistic or severely over complicated and difficult to use. Sugar Calendar aimed to fix that by being an easy to use platform that provided the primary features needed without any of the complications of large systems.

For five years, Sugar Calendar fulfilled the goals it was founded on, but it was time to go further and transform the platform from a simple event management system to a full-featured,¬†powerful¬†event calendar. Of course we stayed true to our “easy to use” mantra.

Following on the heels of our other large-scale projects, Sugar Calendar was moved into a full focus project for Sandhills Development. The project is led by Pippin Williamson (original founder) and John James Jacoby.

Meet the team

These are the fine folks responsible for conceptualizing, creating, and maintaining Sugar Calendar.

Ginger Coolidge Ginger Coolidge

Ginger called Texas her home for many decades and speaks fluent Texan still to this day. (Y'all is a word) However, after many visits the call of the Pacific Northwest vibe was too strong to ignore, and she now hails from the Pacific, literally on the coast, in Lincoln City, Oregon.

Screen breaks for Ginger include tennis ball escapades with her German Shepherd, drinking fabulous mocha coffee creations, and ocean starfish photo ops with her husband Jeff.

John Jacoby John Jacoby

A master of alliteration and prolific developer, John is the lead developer for numerous large-scale WordPress platforms, including bbPress and BuddyPress.

Beyond code, John is a lover of tasty drinks and cuddly puppies.

Pippin Williamson Pippin Williamson

A nature-loving farm boy that found his way into computers, business, and the internet.

Pippin is the founder and CEO of Sandhills Development, a globally distributed company that focuses on building innovative solutions that focus on the human element.

Shayne Sanderson Shayne Sanderson

Shayne is a long-time member of the WordPress community and has always had a focus on support and helping others.

When not working, he loves to cook.

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