Tell us a bit about yourself and how you use WordPress: I’m an independent web designer/developer and I use WordPress in over 95% of my projects. I mostly concentrate on custom themes for my clients and I also build custom themes for other designers.
What will you be speaking about? How WordPress has affected how I run my business and the lessons I’ve learned as a freelancer over the years.
Who will get the most out of your presentation? Other designers and developers who are trying to make a living with WordPress on their own.
What do you hope the WordCampers will get out of your session? There should be a couple of good take-aways about the running a business and contributing to WP.
What is your favorite WordPress Plugin? So many, so little time – but the simple Image Widget is almost always a must have for every site I do.
Pizza is a food group unto itself in Chicago… Where is your favorite place to get pizza? Sadly, my favorite local place for deep dish is gone, so Unos or Lou Malnatis will have to do.
What is your favorite tourist attraction in Chicago? I hate Navy Pier, but the view from the Ferris wheel is pretty cool. The Art Institute has one of the finest impressionist collections in the world, I have to go there at least once a year.
Tell your favorite WordCamp story! This one time at WordCamp a guy came up to me and said “I’m Otto”, like I was supposed to know who that was. I figured it out later…. ☺