Speaker Spotlight: Brian Zerkler

Brian is a born and bred Montrealer. Freelancer. Contractor. Learner of things. He’s been playing with WordPress since 2008(ish) when he created his first site for an online radio station. That site is long gone, but his love for WordPress grew a lot since then. Helping people with their sites is something he truly enjoys. It took a while, but, in 2016, he attended my first WordCamp and sees himself at many more in the future!

Brian gave a workshop earlier this week titled “WooCommerce: A beginner’s guide to sell anything, anywhere. Beautifully!“.

What is your favorite improvement to WordPress this past year?

Let me throw in a couple. The Visual Editor in the Text Widget and the WordPress Events widget in the admin Dashboard. Super helpful!

Why did you decide to speak at WordCamp Montreal?

I thought it would be fun and I just wanted to give back!

What is your talk going to be about?

I will be giving a beginners workshop on setting up an eCommerce site with WooCommerce.

What is the one thing you want people to walk away with from your talk?

I want them to be able to say “WooCommerce? Yeah, I understand it!”.

Who in the WordPress community inspires you? Who do you follow?

Lately I’ve been listening to the podcast The WordPress Chick with Kim Doyle.

What new feature would you like to see in the future?

Although there are great plugins for this, incorporating, into core, a simple way to create multilingual sites would be awesome!

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