Interview with Zac Gordon

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Zac will be presenting Why Setting Up Themes is a Niche in Itself, What to Know on Friday
in the Foundation Friday 201 track

Zac is the WordPress teacher at Treehouse, an amazing online learning site. Before Treehouse, Zac taught WordPress and web development at the high school and college level.

In addition to teaching WordPress, Zac also runs Web Hosting for Students, a hosting company dedicated to students and teachers of the web.


Why do you use WordPress?
I use it as a blogger because I love it’s interface, ease of use and extendability. I use it as a developer because of it’s large community of users and developers as well as how easy it is to code custom templates.

What would you say to convince someone to attend a WordCamp?
No, really you should go.

What is your favorite WordPress project you have worked on recently?
I have been working on a large BuddyPress project. I wouldn’t say I’ve enjoyed it, but it’s taught me a lot about the inner workings of BuddyPress.

Do you have any advice for someone looking to start or grow a WordPress based business?
Definitely attend a WordCamp to network, have patience, and keep at it!

What is your favorite WordPress-related resource?
The Codex for me is a daily go to, but I also like 🙂

Tell us something awesome about yourself that is not WordPress related
I love to practice and teach Kundalini WordPress