Category: Community Interviews

WordPress Influencer Interview

Christie Chirinos — WordPress Influencer Interview

By Logan Kipp

I met up with fellow speaker Christie Chirinos at the inaugural WordCamp Pittsburgh a few camps ago and sat down to learn a little bit about what she does for Caldera Labs as both a Partner and the Business Manager for the team.

Tags:   caldera, influencer, interview, wcpgh, wordcamp, WordPress
Categories:  Community Interviews, WordCamp, WordPress, WordPress security
Deepti Boddapati - WordPress Developer

Deepti Boddapati – WordPress Community Interview

By Adam Warner

While attending WordCamp San Antonio, I overheard someone talking passionately about how they discovered WordPress and were so happy they got involved with writing code. That someone was Deepti Boddapati.

I introduced myself immediately and asked her to tell us about her experience. It’s an engaging discussion and one that I think you’ll enjoy.

Tags:   Deepti Boddapati, REST API, san antonio, WordPress customization
Categories:  Community Interviews
Interview with Steve Bennett

Steve Bennett – WordPress Community Interview

By Adam Warner

In today’s episode of the community interview series, I spoke with Steve Bennett of Real Big Marketing. I first met Steve at WordCamp Northeast Ohio and then again this past weekend at WordCamp Ann Arbor. He’s a regular WordCamper and all-around nice guy.

Steve has been involved in client work for years and comes from a traditional print background. Watch while he describes how he found WordPress and why he utilizes it for marketing automation processes for clients.

Tags:   agency, community, michigan web development, Real Big Marketing, Steve Bennett
Categories:  Community Interviews
WordCamp New Orleans Community Interview

Brandee Segraves — WordPress Community Interview

By Logan Kipp

I met Brandee Segraves at WordCamp Fayetteville the day she gave her talk, “Keeping Content Marketing Authentic.” Brandee, a local to Fayetteville, Arkansas, shared with me that this was her first time speaking at a WordCamp. Brandee is the CEO at Engaging Brand Solutions, a local agency that goes beyond what you’d normally expect from an agency, as we hear in the footage. As a WordPress user, an agency owner, and a first-time speaker, I could not resist the opportunity to interview her.

Tags:   community, interview, wordcamp, WordPress
Categories:  Community Interviews, WordCamp, WordPress
WordPress Influencer Interview

Samuel Wood (Otto) – WordPress Influencer Interview

By Adam Warner

Finally getting to meet Samuel Wood, or “Otto” as he’s more commonly known, was a long time coming as I wrote about in my WordCamp Nashville recap. Otto is a WordPress core contributor, a staple on the .org plugin review team, and an all around nice guy.

In this episode of our WordPress Community Interview series, Otto explains how he started with WordPress, his role in creating tools for a better WordPress.org experience, and what he sees for WordPress in the future.

Tags:   influencer, otto, plugin repository, wordcamp
Categories:  Community Interviews
Robby McCullough - Beaver Builder Co-founder

Aaron Campbell — WordPress Influencer Interview

By Logan Kipp

I sat down with Aaron Campbell from iThemes at WordCamp Fayetteville to talk about his WordPress experiences and what brought him to the Arkansas WordCamp. I actually met Aaron for the first time in Vienna, Austria during WordCamp Europe 2016, and had the pleasure of talking shop with him about security. Coincidentally, Aaron announced this past Friday that he has left iThemes and as of today, joined our partner GoDaddy to be a full-time WordPress core contributor. Congrats, Aaron!

Tags:   godaddy, influencer, interview, wordcamp
Categories:  Community Interviews, WordCamp, WordPress, WordPress security
Robby McCullough - Beaver Builder Co-founder

Mike Hansen — WordPress Influencer Interview

By Logan Kipp

We sat down with Bluehost’s Lead WordPress Developer Mike Hansen at WordCamp Orange County to talk about what it means to be a core contributor and his role at Bluehost. Mike shares some tips on how those interested in becoming WordPress contributors can get started and a little about his experience contributing.

Tags:   bluehost, core, influencer, wcoc
Categories:  Community Interviews, WordCamp, WordPress security
WordCamp New Orleans Community Interview

Houston Smith – WordPress Community Interview

By Adam Warner

In this edition of our WordPress Community Interview series, we chatted with Houston Smith, a Loyola University student. WordCamp New Orleans was the first WordCamp he’s ever attended and because of that, had a unique perspective to share.

Whether you attend WordCamps regularly or considering your first, you’re sure to find inspiration in the short video below.

Tags:   community, new orleans, wordcamp
Categories:  Community Interviews
Robby McCullough - Beaver Builder Co-founder

Robby McCullough – WordPress Influencer Interview

By Adam Warner

While at WordCamp Toronto we were fortunate to spend time with Robby McCullough, Co-founder of Beaver Builder, one of the most popular page builders for WordPress.

In this edition of our WordPress Community Interview series, you’ll learn how he started with WordPress and his opinion on the future of the platform, challenges and all.

Tags:   influencer, interview, plugins, WordCamp Toronto
Categories:  Community Interviews
Carl Alexander - WordPress Advanced Coding

Frankie Jarrett — WordPress Influencer Interview

By Logan Kipp

While at WordCamp Kansas City, we ran into Frankie Jarrett manning the Happiness Bar, helping new WordPress users get started with the platform and answering advanced questions. Frankie is known in the community for his role at GoDaddy, advancing Managed WordPress products and helping educate WordPressers at various WordCamps through one-on-one conversations and more formal talks, such as the one at #WCKC.

In our interview with Frankie, we chat about all kinds of WordPress-related things, including how he got started with WordPress and what keeps him up at night.

Tags:   influencer, wckc, wordcamp, wordcamp kansas city, WordPress
Categories:  Community Interviews, WordCamp, WordPress security