Speaker Interview – Nathan Driver

Nathan Driver WordCamp Dayton SpeakerNathan is a media marketing geek and is currently a digital media strategist / web developer for the Ohlmann Group a Dayton, Ohio advertising agency. He is married and has three young kids.

Why Do You Use WordPress?
I use WordPress for my clients sites and empower them to utilize the CMS.

When and How Did You Start Using WordPress?
I started in 2007-2008 when I was getting involved in SEO and found the easiness of WordPress. I created hundreds of websites over the years and have always fallen back on WordPress.

What Tips or Resources would you recommend to a new WordPress User?
Have a plan of action. Try to see what you want to do in the end – what is your goal for your website and then work backwards. There is never one way to do things in WordPress (for the most part) – find the way that works for you.

What advice would you give someone who’s building a business around WordPress design or development?
Go simplistic and responsive. Don’t be afraid to experiment and learn to adapt.

How do you stay informed about WordPress (news, tips, etc)?
I follow a list of WordPress developers on twitter, constantly looking at the codex helps too.

What’s a cool WordPress based site you’ve seen recently?
There is WAY too many. Each time I get asked this question I find one only to see a more unique one 30 minutes later.

What do you like most about WordCamps?
The ability to bring people up who think they aren’t ‘web-savvy’ or understand the lingo. People don’t surprise me anymore in WordCamps. Given a little time even the basic user can create something wonderful…and it can start at a WordCamp.

Where can we find you online?
Web: NathanDriver.com
Twitter: @NateDriver
Facebook: Nathan Driver
Google+: Nathan Driver