Speaker Highlight: Becky Davis

Becky Davis

Do you use Themes & Child Themes, Roll your own, or both?

I used to do both, but these days I mostly roll my own.

What’s your favorite theme or theme framework? Why?

Underscores (_s). It gives me the very basic structure and then get’s out of my way.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done with Custom Post Types?

A staff list with specially formatted head shot and auto alphabetizing by last name.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that WP consultants will face in 2013?

Security and spam.

If you could change one thing today about WP, what would it be?

Image management. Don’t even get me started….

What’s the biggest misconception you encounter about WordPress, and how do you clear it up for your clients?

That just because it’s easy to edit text on a page does not make it easy to design/dev a whole site.

If you were interviewing another WordPress developer for a job, what is the first question you would ask and why?

How good are your communication and sharing skills? Can’t run a good project without the former and the latter is what the WP community is all about.

When was the first time that you really got excited about WordPress OR at what point did you decide to make it your career?

During WordCamp Chicago 2010, when my mind got blown open with the possibilities of WordPress.