Phil Barker (@philbarker) is a consultant in information systems for education and technology to enhance learning. He has been blogging with WordPress since 2007, and writing plugins and themes since 2012. He thinks WordPress is great because of the easy progression it afforded him from writing blogs, through installing and customizing themes and plugins to writing his own themes, in much the same way as drupal didn’t. He is not a fan of Gutenberg because, well, see previous. He uses WordPress mostly for side projects, otherwise he is to be found working on metadata schema, open education and educational content in projects through Cetis LLP.
He then went to work at the University of Oxford on a WordPress OER project as a developer. When that ended, he worked on another WordPress OER project
He then went to the University of London, where amongst other things, he helped redesign their blog
You can see more on his WordPress dot Org profile