Richard loves the web and really loves WordPress. After attending his first WordCamp Montreal in 2010, he was hooked! Now a Happiness Engineer with Automattic, Richard wants to help spread the WordPress goodness to anyone else who’s interested in the web. When he’s not tinkering with his sites, he loves going to Mexico to eat spicy tacos and ride around on the metro!
Richard will be giving a talk entitled “Widget Visibility and Other Secret Loves“.
Tell us a bit about your WordCamp Ottawa talk.
Jetpack comes loaded with filters and actions in almost every module, that let developers modify the default behaviour. It also comes with many theme tools that can be used when building a theme, whether it is a custom theme for a client, or a free or premium theme that you will sell or distribute. This talk will be geared towards theme developers and freelancers as well as people who love to tinker with their sites.
What’s your favourite thing about attending WordCamps?
I love meeting people in local WordPress communities; they are always so full of great ideas for how they can use the software for the projects they want to launch and the causes they want to support.
Recommend one to three people in the WordPress world to follow on social media!
@melchoyce, @andmiddleton, @macmanx