Toby’s unique perspectives, stemming from a non-traditional professional background (ABC Network News, newspaper reporter, political campaign staff) and upbringing (milking goats was his first job) is probably why people find him interesting.
A community-builder at heart, Toby Cryns has helped get a handful of businesses, user groups, and conferences off the ground in Minneapolis. The creator of six free & open source WordPress plugins which are available on WordPress.org and two awesome musical performances, he is also an active participant in local Arduino, Raspberry Pi, WordPress, and open-source tech communities.
He has been a featured presenter on various business- and WordPress-related events (WordCamps, WordUps, MIMA Summits, MinneWebCons, MinneBars, UnSummits, and more). Additionally, he is a regular guest on podcasts, blogs, etc. In his free time, he teaches WordPress and WordPress-related coding skills at various colleges and venues around town and is a believer in and product of free public education.
With over a decade of business-building and technology consulting under his belt, Toby Cryns is among the most-recommended technology people in all of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN.
Public Speeches & Conversations & Keynotes
- Hawktalk Podcast, Sept. 2018
- Finely Tuned Consultant Podcast, April 2015 [video]
- Prestige Conference, April 2015 “WordPress Moneyball”
- WordCamp MSP 2018, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Your Freelance Business”
- WordCamp MSP 2016
- WordCamp MSP 2015, “Be Awesome at Something”
- WordCamp MSP 2014
- “WordCamp Minneapolis Is Back On Track”, Tech.mn write-up
- WordCamp MSP 2010 Interview, Tech.mn
- WordUp Minneapolis 2010
- WordUp Minneapolis 2011
- WordCamp MSP 2012
- MIMA Summit 2012, WordPress Geekout Featured Speaker
- MIMA Summit 2011, WordPress Basics Featured Speaker
- MinneWebCon 2011, Tech.mn write-up
- MinneWebCon 2016
- Startup Weekend, 3rd-place Finisher, Tech.mn write-up
- “Know This Nerd?” Feature, Tech.mn
- MinneBar 3: “WordPress as a Content Management System”, Featured Presenter
- MinneBar 4: “Intro to BuddyPress”, Featured Presenter
- MinneBar 8: “Building Awesome Online Communities with WordPress”, Featured Presenter