Tell us a bit about yourself and how you use WordPress:
I’m Andy Stratton, I’m a freelance WordPress developer, owner/operator of Sizeable Interactive, speaker, author and coworker. I’ve been building websites for the past 17 years, starting out in Tripod, Geocities and AngelFire – true veterans will know what I’m talking about.
I fell in love with WordPress years ago during a small freelance project where I created my first plugin to manage bio on WordPress version 1.5. Today, I use the latest stable version of WordPress to create custom themes and plugins for clients all over the country on a full-time basis.
What will you be speaking about?
Interactive Talk – “We are WordPress” on Saturday afternoon.
Community – how great it is and how we can keep it great – most importantly, why it’s important.
Who will get the most out of your presentation?
Anyone who uses/works on WordPress: Users, Designers, Developers.
What do you hope the WordCampers will get out of your session?
I hope they get excited about and motivated to action to contribute in their most effective way to our outstanding community.
What is your favorite WordPress Plugin?
Probably Gravity Forms. It’s fantastic and the team at RocketGenius is pretty great.
Do you have a WP hero?
The early teenage kid who attended WordCamp Miami 2012 and his dad who brought him and sat through the sessions with him. They rule.
Pizza is a food group unto itself in Chicago… Where is your favorite place to get pizza?
What is your favorite tourist attraction in Chicago?
Art Institute of Chicago (there’s a Lichtenstein exhibit!)