Interview with Dan Beil

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Dan will be presenting How NOT to develop (With WordPress) on Saturday in the Business/Project Management track

Dan has been a theme developer for the past 5 years, specializing in custom WordPress builds to address specific requirements. Recently Dan has joined the Alley Interactive team and works remotely from Minneapolis, MN.

In his “free” time he fosters Siberian Huskies and sometimes contributes to opensource WordPress projects on GitHub.


Why do you use WordPress?
Because open source is awesome and the community is great. It also provides a ridiculous solid base for building more complex solutions which are still easy to use.

What would you say to convince someone to attend a WordCamp?
If you work with WordPress, attending a WordCamp is the best money you’ll ever spend!

Tell us something awesome about yourself that is not WordPress related
Fostering Siberian Huskies is hard work

What is your favorite WordPress project you have worked on recently?
New VIP builds – super interesting and complicated 🙂

Do you have any advice for someone looking to start or grow a WordPress based business?
1: Network, 2: Attend WordCamps, 3: Repeat Steps 1 & 2

What is your favorite WordPress-related resource?
@jjj, @daljo628, @pippinsplugins, @alisothegeek