September 5, 2017 — Emanuel Costa is the guy who wears many hats at High Tech Web, INC, the web agency he owns in Las Vegas.
We talk about his involvement in WordPress, the presentations he has given and plans for future WordCamps.
Emanuel attended the DefCon Conference, which was held in Las Vegas at the end of July 2017. This is a Hackers Conference and first began in 1993.
August 31, 2017 — Rachel Martin is a Happiness Engineer at Automattic and resides in Scotland. Several years ago Rachel started blogging after a natural disaster in New Zealand as a form of therapy. You can see her blog at https://rachel.blog.
We talk about her presentation at WordCamp Edinburgh, which was the closing keynote presentation titled “Blogging as therapy: a personal journey.”
Her work at Automatic includes providing support for Jetpack, Akismet, VaultPress and Simplenote.
As is the case in most of the interviews I do, it never ceases to amaze me at the information and life lessons people provide. It was truly a pleasure to interview Rachel.
August 22, 2017 — Ivica Delic is 45 years old, lives in Croatia and loves technology, especially WordPress.
Ivica was searching for WordPress groups on Facebook and decided that he wanted to create a comprehensive list of these groups. This was a way he could ‘give back’ to the WordPress Community. During his research, he became more and more active, eventually becoming an assistant administrator to several groups. He has also created groups such as WordPress Speed Up and Quality WordPress Groups. The later is a place for people to go, not to ask questions, but to find a group that could answer a specific question.
He also created a closed group for Administrators only. Here, they discuss ways to combat spam, trolls and other issues that plague groups on Facebook.
Ivica also started a website, http://www.freelancerstools.com which is a resource of various quality tools (some free, others paid) that freelancers may have a need for. There are 6 categories and 15 sub categories.
August 16, 2017 — Tracy Apps is a creative problem solver with over 15 years of client experience in all types of projects. She got her start blogging on B2 and followed that transformation to WordPress. She is active in several local Meetups in the Milwaukee area.
Tracy is the co-owner of http://cornermarket.media which offers a variety of services including design, custom development, branding and training.
She has spoken at several WordCamps about various aspects of design. Some of her presentations can be seen on WordPress.tv.
Tracy and Shelby Elliott are in the process of launching a podcast titled The Not So Straight and Narrow, which will be available on various podcast platforms soon.
July 31, 2017 — Jose Castaneda is a WordPress fanatic, theme reviewer, father, husband and life-lesson learner. He loves to learn new things and loves to share those lessons. He works on open-source projects when he can and try to give back when he is able to.
Jose is a member of the Theme Review Team but also spends a lot of time on the support forums helping people with their WordPress issues.
July 3, 2017 — Florian Gottschall is a professional videographer who fell in love with his trade at an early age. He attended the University of Applied Sciences in Landshut (Bavaria) and has had his own business since 2011. He became involved with WordPress in 2010.
Florian and a group of volunteers attended WordCamp Europe and spent their time recording videos of attendees, volunteers, speakers, etc. The videos can be seen on WordPress TV and the YouTube channel.
Because of his commitment to WordPress, Florian has offered WordCamps and Meetups a free subscription for the Vinubis video editor plugin. Feel free to contact him on the plugin website.
June 26, 2017 — Mauricio and Pascal are very active members of the WordPress TV Team. They attended WordCamp Europe and also took part in the Contributor Day activities, which were held on the Thursday before WordCamp started.
We talk about WordCamp Europe in general and then what happened at Contributor Day.
June 12, 2017 — Catalina Alvarez in an Occupational Psychologist and resides in Spain. She is involved in the WordPress Community through her husband’s work. She has volunteered at several WordCamps in Spain and will be doing the same at WordCamp Europe 2017.
Catalina is pursuing her Master’s Degree by performing a survey about the Motivation and Burnout in the WordPress Community. She did an internship at HumanMade and found out that there is very little data available concerning a distributed workforce.