Interview with Josh Broton

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Josh will be presenting You Don’t Need jQuery on Saturday in the Advanced Development track

Josh spends his days building interactive infographics, cool ways to visualize data, and high performance NodeJS web apps and WordPress themes at Lemonly. There, he fills the roles of both senior developer and curmudgeon.

He writes HTML, CSS, and JavaScript at, the world’s largest educational blog network.

He also helped build the Spring Theme and Sassquatch Sass mixin library with 3themes.

In his spare time, he works on, a collection of his favorite conference videos.


Why do you use WordPress?
It’s a well-tested, trusted, understood content management system that allows me to concentrate on doing awesome things with the content rather than the editor.

What would you say to convince someone to attend a WordCamp?
I’ve never left a WordCamp regretting the time I spent there. They’ve always made me a better developer.

What is your favorite WordPress project you have worked on recently?
I’m working on a set of node.js based APIs that use a WordPress database as the datasource.

Do you have any advice for someone looking to start or grow a WordPress based business?
Now’s the best time I’ve ever seen to get started.

What is your favorite WordPress-related resource? 🙂

Tell us something awesome about yourself that is not WordPress related
This will already be the 8th conference I’ve spoken at in 2014.