Becky is a solopreneur WordPress theme designer/developer who works out of her house in Lincoln Square. She is very active in the local WordPress community and hosts the Northside WordPress meetup.
She will be presenting a session title From pixel to user – creating themes that satisfy the design and are usable on Saturday
Interview with Becky:
Why do you use WordPress?
Because all of my clients said they wanted to edit their own sites. It’s a great framework that as a developer allows me almost unlimited flexibility.
What do you like best about WordCamps?
The community is what makes WordPress great and WordCamps are a big part of that. I always come away with new friends and at least one “ah ha” that makes the whole weekend worth it.
What is your favorite tip or resource for a new WordPress user?
Going to meetups and learning from others is what saved my life in the beginning. Never stop researching, there probably is a way to do it.
Do you have any advice for a person who’s building a business around WordPress design/development?
Stick with it, don’t be afraid to ask questions; that’s what the community is for and don’t forget to track your time! (How else will you know what to charge?)