Joshua will be presenting Plugins and Dashboard on Friday in the Foundation Friday 101 track.
I own a small development company in the SW Burbs of Chicago that caters to other agencies. We do custom WP work such as theme development, plugins, and modifications for other tech companies.
Why do you use WordPress?
WordPress is flexible and the open source nature and the community make it all worth while. The people you meet in this community are awesome and that really does help in the development and growth that WordPress sees.
What would you say to convince someone to attend a WordCamp?
Its a great group of people to network with. For the techie crowd its great to have others that understand our language. For the non-techies its a great way to realize the technology that is available and a place to pickup techie people for your organization.
What is your favorite WordPress project you have worked on recently?
I’m doing more web based application development now so that has been an interesting development for me at least.
Do you have any advice for someone looking to start or grow a WordPress based business?
Come out to the WordCamp you can talk to those that are already running businesses in the industry. You’ll find that the community is very friendly and helpful to making sure you can get going the right way and can provide help if needed.
What is your favorite WordPress-related resource?
I’d have to say github because of the broad code you can get and use there. Although I’ll throw a plugin for Desktop Server from ServerPress as well for local development environments.
Tell us something awesome about yourself that is not WordPress related
Non WordPress related I’m an advocate for Autism Awareness I personally have PDD-NOS which is a form of Autism and try to break the stereotypes of what people see on television about us.