WordPress Community Interview Series with Josepha HadenI am very grateful to have been able to interview Josepha Haden this past Friday. This actually happened quickly and we were able to schedule a chat in just two days.
Joespha is an Automattician who is able to contribute to several area of the WordPress Community. She blogs at Stars And The Moon where she writes about a variety of subjects including food and Pepper.
She comes from a long line of writers and was challenged at a young age to be a life long learner.
At WordCamp US 2015, Josepha gave a presentation titled Communities and The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense which was based on a book written by her grandmother, Susan Haden Elgin. There are some very interesting concepts about communication skills and patterns which make a difference on how other people perceive you.
As with the other interviews I have recorded, I learned something new while talking with Josepha. Besides that, she is one of those people who always has a smile on her face and a kind word.
WordPress Community Interview Series with Cemal TashanCamel Tashan is an Electronic Engineer, a photographer, a pilot and a WordPress enthusiast. He has spoken many times about designing websites for senior citizens. He has written three books about photography.
Camel recently visited his native Turkey and states that there is a very active WordPress Community
He is active in the Orange County WordPress Meetup group and volunteered at the recent WordCamp Orange County.
WordPress Community Interview With Tammie ListerI was lucky enough to interview Tammie Lister recently. She lives in southern England and is a Tuxateer at Automattic. Tammie is a member of the Theme Review Team as well as the Core and Design Teams. She was one of the organizers of WordCamp Brighton 2016.
“WordPress is created by more than core committers and more than one company.” A Tweet by Tammie early this year.
Tammie has several videos available on WordPress TV.
As has been the case since these interviews started, I came away with more knowledge about WordPress world and the people who contribute. In addition, Tammie taught me some British Slang!
WordPress Community Interview Series with Ahmad AwaisAhmad Awais is a Core Contributor, a Plugin Developer and also on the Polyglots Team.
He is one of the organizers of the Lahore Pakistan Meetup. The group was featured on WPTavern last December. Over 500 people attended the meetup.
After the release of WordPress 4.6, Ahmad wrote:
WordPress 4.6 has been released. It is the 4th major version release where I was able to contribute code to the WordPress core. Giving back to the WordPress community; especially in the form of core contributions — has been an incredibly empowering and inherently humble experience for me
He is one of the moderators on the Facebook Advanced WordPress Group. The group recently held a Giveaway after surpassing 20,000 members. The WordPress Community responded by donating several thousands dollars worth of prizes. Ahmad and Maedah Batool spent over one hundred hours managing the giveaway.
WordPress Community Interview With Petya RaykovskaPetya is a Senior Project Manager at Human Made.
She was one of the organizers of WordCamp Europe and is an active Polyglots & Community team member.
Petya travel for music, likes carrot cake (just a little bit) and loves to make things happen.
WordPress Community Interview With Matt CromwellMatt is the Head of Support and Community Outreach at WordImpress, who built the Give Donation Plugin. He also is plugin and theme developer.
Matt is married with four children and also dabbles in U.S. history, politics, religion and music.
WordPress Community Interview With Jeff MatsonJeff is a Documentation Mercenary at @rocketgenius AKA @gravityforms. He contributes to the WordPress and BuddyPress projects and is the creator of the notifybot plugin.
WordPress Community Interview With Topher DeRosiaTopher has contributed to a number of plugins, spoken at many WordCamps, and is the lead of documentation for Easy Digital Downloads. He also operates HeroPress.com on the side.
WordPress Community Interview With Ken KramerKen Kramer, along with Kim White and Tim Conroy were the co organizers for WordCamp Lehigh Valley 2016. Ken taks about the WordCamp, their interaction with WordCamp Central and WordPress TV.
WordPress Community Interviews – Shelby ElliottShelby is the owner of Corner Market Media where she likes to help people solve their web design and marketing issues. She is a member of the WordCamp Columbus Team.
WordPress Community Interviews – Adam WarnerAdam is a member of the SiteLock Team. He likes to say that “My job title is WordPress Evangelist and it’s one that explains not only my core values and my personality, but also my role in contributing to the WordPress project as a whole.”
WordPress Community Interview With Naoko TakanoThis week I had the privilege of talking with Naoko Takano, who is on the Global Team at Automattic. She discussed WordCamps, the WordPress Community and in particular the WordPress Community in Japan.