Interview with Patrick Rauland

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Patrick will be presenting Freemium For the Rest of Us on Sunday in the Business/Project Management track

Patrick spends most of the work day slicing and dicing code to help WooThemes customers. He develops extensions for Ninja Forms and loves to blog. He also organizes the Appleton WordPress Meetup.

Being outside, running, and practicing yoga are some of his favorite activities. His ultimate goal is to figure out a way to code websites while in a headstand.


Why do you use WordPress?
I love using WordPress because it’s totally open source, easy to use, and easy to customize. A little programming knowledge goes a long way.

What would you say to convince someone to attend a WordCamp?
The best reason to attend another WordCamp is to meet other WordPressers. There’s people in your exact same situation and they’re looking for answers too. Or maybe they already found answers and they’re willing to help you out. 🙂

What is your favorite WordPress project you have worked on recently?
I’m really excited to be launching my first WooCommerce extension. It’s been a while in the making and it feels good to get it out the door.

Do you have any advice for someone looking to start or grow a WordPress based business?
Sell your by products! If you create a tutorial for clients also release it as a blog post. Demonstrate what you know to future customers.

What is your favorite WordPress-related resource?
I think WPSessions is great. I also love PostStatus by Brian Krogsgard it’s a very timely WordPress news source.

Tell us something awesome about yourself that is not WordPress related
I definitely love yoga. I feel like I’m most focused by getting up early getting in a yoga session and then continuing with the rest of my day. I also love rainy days.