Interview with Andrew Robbins

What inspired or motivated you to give this talk at WordCamp?

For the past year I’ve been working arduously on a plugin that has continuously tested my knowledge and patience. Throughout the process I learned a lot and feel that the mistakes I made can act as sign posts to help others make better decisions in their adventures through software development.

Do you have any advice or words of encouragement for those who are thinking about getting involved in the WordPress community?

In my experience the WordPress community has been extremely welcoming to all skill levels. Everyone is helpful and excited to work on such an awesome open-source platform together. Despite the number of developers all across the world there’s still a lot of potential to create unique and original plugins on top of the platform.

If you could make one improvement to WordPress today, what would it be?

It’s 2017. We shouldn’t have to reload the page to perform CRUD operations. AJAXify the entire backend.

Who do you most admire and why?

It’s impossible to say who I admire the most because who I am is constantly evolving. However right now I’d say Jordan Peterson, professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto for his dedication to intellectual integrity. Satoshi Nakamoto, inventor of Bitcoin and Vitalik Buterin co-creator of Ethereum for their incredible contributions to computer science. And finally Brendan Eich the creator of JavaScript for constantly pushing the boundaries of what the Web can be.

What’s your favorite quote from a book or movie?

“No action can be virtuous unless it is freely chosen.” ― Murray N. Rothbard

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