Homeschooler to Hero

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By Mika "Ipstenu" Epstein for WordCamp Miami 2014

https://helf.us/wcmia2014

Mika "Ipstenu" Epstein

Drawing of me at WordCamp SF 2013 by Ben Dunkle
  • WordPress Volunteer: Support, Community, Plugins
  • Developer: Core Contributor, Plugin Author
  • DreamHost WordPress Support Specialist & Manager
  • SCA Lord & Bowman in Gyldenholt

Before I coded, I communicated

An example of some random PHP code
  • This is broken because...
  • I expected this but got that.
  • That's not a bug, it works like this now.
  • I think this is a bug, let me test.
  • I'm sorry you feel that way...

Before WordPress....

A monkey looking at water

Everyone has a 'before' story. It shapes what we become.

Mine? Creative Writing, Anthropology, and a fansite for an actress.

(Andrea Rennick was a Homeschooler)

How We Use WordPress...

... shapes the hero we become.

A typewriter

What are you good at?

Balloon of Spider-Man

Can you...

  • ... write clearly?
  • ... beta test?
  • ... follow directions?
  • ... provide space for meetups?
  • ... connect others?

If you're willing to try, you will be a hero!

What do you want to be?

A dude pointing to the upper left, I have no idea why, but he's got royalty free photos.

WordPress companies need ....

  • ... support techs.
  • ... tech writers.

And yes, they're looking for you!

THE END

My tech blog: https://halfelf.org

These slides: https://helf.us/wcmia2014