Speaker Interview – John Parkinson

John Parkinson, 58 years old, lives in eastern Ohio. IT Manager for a county engineer office.

Why Do You Use WordPress?
I was hooked the first time I saw WordPress.

When and How Did You Start Using WordPress?
I started using WordPress about 5 years ago when a friend of mine asked me to change a club HTML website to WordPress.

What Tips or Resources would you recommend to a new WordPress User?
TIP – Don’t be intimidated!

Too many resources out there to list. Find people and websites that you are comfortable with and follow them.

What advice would you give someone who’s building a business around WordPress design or development?
Not sure I am qualified to give someone advice on a business website. I would suggest to keep your clean and simple to navigate.

How do you stay informed about WordPress (news, tips, etc)?
A few websites, Twitter, Facebook groups, podcast.

What do you like most about WordCamps?
The chance to learn something new and meeting future friends!

Where can we find you online?
Web: johnparkinson.me
Twitter: @jwparkinson
Facebook: John Parkinson
Google+: +John Parkinson