Angie has been developing websites since 2000 and using WordPress since it was b2- in other words, a very long time. Additionally, she’s skilled in SEO, PPC, accessibility, and usability.
She is passionate about video games, web dev, cooking, public speaking, and german shepherd dogs. She’s a co-organizer for the Northeast Ohio WordPress Meetup and a member of the organizational committee for WordCamp North Canton.
Angela Bergmann will be presenting…
Why do you use WordPress?
I use WordPress because it’s given everyone the ability to easily update and maintain their own website.
When and how did you start using WordPress?
I started using WordPress sometime in 2003 when it was a little known blogging script called b2. I am self-taught and started out in the “personal website” sphere that has grown to now be called blogging.
What would you tell someone to convince them to attend a WordCamp?
Go for the community. It doesn’t matter your skill level, you will learn something and meet amazing people.
Tell us about something awesome you’ve experienced at a WordCamp in the past.
Making lifelong friendships. Seriously. We may not see each other in person often, but it’s always awesome to see everyone face to face every year!
Give an example of a cool WordPress project you have worked on recently.
What is your favorite part of WordCamps?
Getting to hang out with a bunch of people that are as passionate about WordPress as I am.
What advice do you have for anyone looking to start or grow a WordPress based business?
Find your niche. We all have our strengths, find yours and run with it.
Tell us something awesome about yourself that is not WordPress related.
I am heavily involved in the infertility community on a local and national level. I’ve spent time in Washington DC lobbying for infertility and adoption benefits and I lead a local infertility support group.
Name someone in the WordPress community who inspires you.
Chris Lema – I think he inspires alot of people with how willing he is to help.
Fill in the blank for other attendees: “If you __________ then you should come talk to me at WordCamp”.
are interested in SEO
What should someone learn before attending your talk at WordCamp Ann Arbor?
My talk is a beginners guide, so just come wanting to know more about that weird thing you heard about called SEO!
What is your favorite WordPress related resource?