Speaker Spotlight: Jake Goldman

Jake Goldman is the owner of 10up LLC, a web agency focused on content management and awesome WordPress implementations. At 10up, Jake works on exciting and wide ranging WordPress projects, like TechCrunch, 9 to 5 Mac, Hip2Save, and m62 visualcommunications. Jake is a writer and expert reviewer for Smashing Magazine, and has authored over a dozen highly rated WordPress plug-ins. Jake founded and continues to organize the WordPress Providence meet up, and has spoken at WordCamps around the country, including Boston, New York, Mid-Altantic, Chicago, and Miami.

Jake will be giving a presentation in the Developer Track titled: Editing the Visual Editor

What are you speaking about at WordCamp Philly?
I heard great things about last year’s WordCamp Philly, and consider one of the organizers a friend. I love spreading new ideas at WordCamps, and this one isn’t too far from my home base in Rhode Island. I also think Philly is a beautiful city, and am bringing along my wonderful girlfriend, who lived here for a year, and still has friends in the city.
What is your favorite thing about the city of Philadelphia?
The history!
Why do you love WordPress?
I love building websites; I’ve been doing it since the mid-90s. I’ve worked with many publishing platforms and tools, and today’s WordPress is by far the best. We can do amazing things with a fraction of the effort it took not 5 years, with lesser results. Today, WordPress represents the overwhelming share of my company’s work, keeping all 4 full time employees, plus contractors, quite busy.

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