Interview with Gregory Cornelius

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Gregory will be presenting Taking Your JavaScript Further on Saturday in the Advanced Development track

Gregory Cornelius is a code wrangler at Automattic and WordPress core contributor. Prior to moving to Boston, Massachusetts, Gregory spent ten years pursuing music degrees at schools in Missouri, Ohio, and Texas.

Along the way, he discovered that helping folks share their ideas on the web with WordPress was invigorating and has been doing so professionally since 2008.


Why do you use WordPress?
I love how awesome the WordPress community is, how easy it is for users to edit content, and how it can scale from personal blogs to large complicated enterprise installations.

What would you say to convince someone to attend a WordCamp?
WordCamps are inexpensive and are great chance to meet people in your area doing awesome things with WordPress.

What is your favorite WordPress project you have worked on recently?
Having the opportunity to work on some of the main new features in WordPress 3.9 was

Do you have any advice for someone looking to start or grow a WordPress based business?
Never stop learning and listening to users. Users will always give you clues and insights that you can use to make their lives better and solve their problems.

What is your favorite WordPress-related resource?
The source code.

Tell us something awesome about yourself that is not WordPress related
I wrote a pretty neat piece of music Earth and Green inspired by Mark Rothko’s painting of the same name in 2006. And, then in 2009, I got married in the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas.