Interview with Tessa Kriesel

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

I am very passionate about being lazy, I mean efficient. Once I realized the capabilities behind this capability I instantly thought of how much easier my dev life could have been if I would have known about it sooner. Therefore, I am hoping to help others find out about it sooner in their dev lives than I did!

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

Join. Meet. Volunteer. There are so many great people in the WordPress community and it’s a great community to be a part of and participate in. If you are new to WordPress, attend Meetups and WordCamps and absorb as much information as you can. Volunteer – you may be new, but the best way to learn is to dive right in and do it.

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

Configuration management built into core. For example, things that we do or save to our WordPress sites that are saved in the database also being saved in json format to be able to be carried to other environments easily without having to override databases. Drupal 8 is doing it, we should be too.

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

“Life doesn’t give you seat belts.” – Lego Batman

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