Interview with Brent Shepherd

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Brent will be presenting Develop Very Mild Superpowers with Git on Saturday in the Development track

WordPress is my hobby and my profession.

I currently work day-and-night on WooCommerce Subscriptions – the most popular 3rd party extension in the official WooCommerce marketplace. Prior to falling in love with WooCommerce, I worked as a WordPress freelancer developer for clients like Stanford University, Designer Fund and the Australian Government.

I’ve spoken at WordCamp’s in Phoenix, Orlando, Sydney (Australia) and helped co-organise WordCamps in Melbourne and Gold Coast (Australia).


Why do you use WordPress?
I started because of the simplicity & good documentation, I stayed because of the community and ideals.

What would you say to convince someone to attend a WordCamp?
You only live once.

What is your favorite WordPress project you have worked on recently?

Do you have any advice for someone looking to start or grow a WordPress based business?
Go to a WordCamp in your area.

What is your favorite WordPress-related resource?
WordCamps! Are they a resource? If not, the Codex.

Tell us something awesome about yourself that is not WordPress related
WordPress is my hobby and profession. There is nothing else.