Interview with Josh Aas

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

Lots of love for WordPress and Minneapolis, and it’s hard to pass up a chance to talk with people on the front lines of building a secure Web.

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

Imagine the kind of person you’d want to interact with in a community. Be that person.

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

Anything that improves the process of getting and applying security updates.

Who do you most admire and why?

Maybe not most, but… People who find interesting security flaws in software. It requires a deep understanding of how computers work combined with good instincts, planning, and persistence. Few people have all of those qualities.

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

“A perfect plan, so perfect that a trivial complication sufficed to spoil it.” From ‘If on a winter’s night a traveler’, by Italo Calvino.

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