Interview with Mel Choyce

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Mel will be presenting Getting the Most out of in the 101 Foundation Friday track.

Mel is a Design Engineer at Automattic. She loves big type, cold brew coffee, and printmaking.


Why do you use WordPress?
I love how easy it is! You don’t need to be an expert developer to get a beautiful site up and running.

What would you say to convince someone to attend a WordCamp?
WordPress has an incredibly vibrant, diverse, and welcoming community. Attending a WordCamp is like hanging out with a bunch of friends, even if you’ve never met anyone before. There’s always something interesting going on, and you’ll learn so many new things.

What is your favorite WordPress project you have worked on recently?
I’ve been working on a couple new themes alongside Kelly Dwan that I’m really excited about. We have a couple getting pretty close to launching!

Do you have any advice for someone looking to start or grow a WordPress based business?
Pick a niche! Focus small and grow bigger as you need to.

What is your favorite WordPress-related resource?
Post Status, WP Tavern, but above all else, Twitter.

Tell us something awesome about yourself that is not WordPress related
Even if you don’t like beer, I’ll find at least one beer that you will enjoy. I’ve never failed.