Interview with Aaron Holbrook

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Aaron will be presenting Introduction to IDEs and Debugging on Sunday in the Advanced Development track

Aaron’s passions are his wife and two boys, gaming and exercising. He devises brilliant solutions as a Web Engineer at 10up.

Aaron was the Lead Organizer of WordCamp Chicago in 2013 and founded the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago WordPress Meetup.

He has spoken at more over half a dozen WordCamps ranging from WordCamp Milwaukee to WordCamp Providence and loves to teach others the joys of using remarkable tools well.


Why do you use WordPress?
I use WordPress because of it’s ease of use for the end user. I have always been impressed by the amount of work that has gone into making the user experience as simple and as intuitive as possible.

There are a lot of CMSs out there that simply do not think about how the user will actually have to USE their interface and because of that they suffer.

What would you say to convince someone to attend a WordCamp?
OMG, you haven’t been to a WordCamp yet? What are you doing with your life?

Haha, in all seriousness though, a WordCamp is a great place for all levels to learn, meet other community members and to simply get inspired and reinvigorated.