Speaker: Pete Prodoehl
Pete will be speaking at WCMKE 2013 about “The Importance of Blogging to the Maker/DIY Community”
His session description is: “With the rise of the Maker & DIY movement, the importance of blogging, sharing, and self-hosting your own content becomes a critical issue. Many networks exist for the sharing of information, but having one you control yourself is not to be ignored.”
We asked Pete a few question. Get to know Pete a little here:
Where do you go first to get your WP news, insights, and updates?
“The Internet! 😉
People I follow on social networks, and the official WordPress channels. And (of course) I subscribe to 200+ RSS feeds, many of which mention new WordPress things.”
Confess to us your biggest moment of WP fail?
Not having a (recent) database backup. (We’ve all been there, right?) Luckily it was for one of my own sites.
Do you use Themes & Child Themes, Roll your own, or both?
I’ve dabbled in all of the above.
What’s the biggest misconception you encounter about WordPress, and how do you clear it up for your clients?
That it’s just for blogging. We just share with them all the amazing web sites built with it.
If you were interviewing another WordPress developer for a job, what is the first question you would ask and why?
How long have you been blogging? 😉
When was the first time that you really got excited about WordPress?
I’ve been blogging since 1997, but never settled on a platform I liked until WordPress came along. Having a well maintained (and secure!) application like WordPress was a good thing! MovableType was not open source, b2 had been pretty much abandoned, but WordPress was looking good, and in 2004 I decided to move my site to WordPress.