WCSTL Speaker Interview: Joe Duffin

Joe Duffin will be presenting Wireframing for content: How to develop a content strategy for WordPress websites. Joe is from the St. Louis area.

Here is his interview:

NILE FLORES: What was it about WordPress that got you to start using it?

JOE DUFFIN: Its simplicity. In the early days, we were building custom admins for clients who needed the ability to easily update content. The open source movement was strong, and advancements in PHP content management systems opened a whole new world of agency efficiency and drastically lower client investment.

NILE FLORES: What motivates you to give back to WordPress and its community?

JOE DUFFIN: The open source community at large is all about sharing information, new and better ways of doing things. If people don’t contribute, it cannot grow.

NILE FLORES: How many WordCamps have you been to, and what was your best 1 or 2 experiences that you had when attending WordCamp?

JOE DUFFIN: This is my first!

NILE FLORES: What is your number 1 tip for WordPress users?

JOE DUFFIN: Communicate. Ask lots of questions and eliminate assumptions.

NILE FLORES: What is your favorite feature in WordPress?

JOE DUFFIN: The ease of use takes the headache out of training clients. It’s much easier for client to wrap their heads around WordPress than any other common CMS.

If you’d like to meet Joe, and hear his talk, please buy a ticket, and come on out to WordCamp St. Louis, on March 18th!