Meet Ryan Markel – part of the Automattic Team

Ryan’s presentation(s): Getting Started with WordPress and Making Awesome Stuff (our finale!)

How many years have you used WordPress? 8

I look forward to speaking because: I find the WordPress community to
be exciting and I want to share that with the WordCamp attendees.

Favorite WordPress Project: I support users on It’s my favorite because its a really awesome and free tool that enables people to publish content no matter what their skill level. Anyone can have a WordPress site without knowing the technical aspects.

In the future, I see WordPress being used for  all kinds of stuff. It has grown from a blogging platform to powering very large sites. I think in the future it will continue to grow. The success of WordPress is proof that open source is the path to the future.

WordPress has changed the way I live.  It’s what I work with – personally and professionally – 24hrs a day.

Best real-life camping story: I was in high school at a festival and it was about 105 degrees. I had about a dozen people in my group – all sunburned so badly we should have gone to the hospital. At about the end of the festival, I looked in our cooler and found a forgotten jug of water and then jokingly went to use it as a bargaining chip with my friends.

See Ryan & other great WordPressers at WordCamp STL 2012

Learn more about Ryan at

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.