Daniel Pataki

👋Hey there! I'm CTO at Kinsta and a maker of code.


I am not looking for any opportunities at the moment. However, if you are, take a look at the Kinsta careers page and hopefully we'll chat soon. You can find me on Linkedin, Twitter or Instagram.


  • CTO at Kinsta: February 2016 - Present
  • WordPress Editor at Smashing Magazine: 2015 - August 2016
  • Writer at Smashing Magazine, WPMU DEV, Tuts+, Scotch.io and others: 2013 - August 2016
  • Theme & plugin developer freelancer: 2010 - 2015
  • WordPress enthusiastBanging my head against the keyboard trying to learn this programming thing: 2007 - 2009


I'm a classic jack of all trades, master of none.

  • Full stack JS: Node, Express, React, ECMAScript, Typescript, Jest, Babel, npm, webpack, etc.
  • Databases: MySQL, RethinkDB, GraphQL, Sequelize, knex, etc.
  • Websitey things: OOPHP, HTML, CSS, etc.
  • WordPress specifics: Themes, plugins, applications, WP-CLI, etc.
  • Server wrangling: Ubuntu, bash, Ansible, Vagrant, etc.
  • Tools of the trade: Grunt, Gulp, CI, bash, etc.

My Interests

There is no end to the things that interest me but if I had to pick a couple I would definitely go with science in general, applied mathematics, space exploration, physics, minimalist design, sustainability, home automation. I collect board games, love dogs, play the guitar, piano and sing, and I'm always down for a round of table soccer, frisbee, squash or spikeball.

Here sre some of the creators I support via Patreon: