In the run up to WordCamp Lancaster, we will be featuring some of our speakers here on the website.
How and when did you get started with WordPress?
When I first started building websites I used Flash (don’t tell anyone). It took a couple of years after that for me to start using WordPress, probably around version 3.0. The reason was actually incredibly simple. I needed a blog for a digital lab I was working with, and WordPress came up again and again. Having a site up in 5 minutes might seem kind of slow these days, but it was fascinating when a decade ago. Since then, I’ve kind of come in and out of the WordPress community, always astonished to find what’s been added in my absence. WordPress was my introduction to proper web development, web standards, and open source technology. I suspect I’m not alone.
If you’ve attended WordCamp Lancaster before, what’s your fondest memory of it? If not, what do you like most about WordCamps?
WordCamps are a chance to put real faces and personalities behind people you probably interact with all the time online. In the tech world it can be easy to squirrel away in a corner, peeking your head up for a question every now and again. I think what I like about WordCamps is that they force people from across the community to just be in one place together. The kinds of conversations and development that can come out of a single day of this is incredible.
What do you hope attendees will take away from your talk?
What are you currently learning?
Do you know what a stroopie is? No googling.
Nope. If I had to guess, I’d say a big fan of strudels (as in strudel + groupie).
What did you do during the blizzard?
My wife and I spent the entire weekend inside. There was much television and snacks.
Where can we find you online?
WordCamp Lancaster will be held on March 5th with Contributor Day on March 6th. Get your ticket today.