Get to Know Matthew Clancy


I began working with GoDaddy in customer support in 2005 and shortly after began building sites using WordPress for family and friends. Currently based in Phoenix, AZ he is a Project Manager for GoDaddy Hosting Support designing Hosting training and standing up international hosting customer support teams. In his free time he teaches becoming Agile, gaming, and watching his two children grow up to quickly.

Why do you use WordPress?

WordPress can do anything and everything and is simple to use, plus it has the best community ever.

When and how did you start using WordPress?

I built my first site with Microsoft Front Page and needed to move to something new. I started with Joomla and got really frustrated with the control panel and available functions. When I found WordPress and everything it can do I haven’t looked back in 10 years.

What would you tell someone to convince them to attend a WordCamp?

WordCamp’s truly bring out the awesomeness in the community and provides an opportunity to connect with talented WordPress developers and designers. If you have a question about anything WordPress related and want to get an in person answer, come to a WordCamp.

Tell us about something awesome you’ve experienced at a WordCamp in the past.

Give an example of a cool WordPress project you have worked on recently.

What is your favorite part of WordCamps?

Showing the community that GoDaddy Hosting Support cares about their feedback and being able to solve problems for GoDaddy users.

What advice do you have for anyone looking to start or grow a WordPress based business?

Attend a WordCamp or as many as you possibly can. People make mistakes all the time and Wordcamp attendees are always happy to share what experiences have worked for them.

Tell us something awesome about yourself that is not WordPress related.

Name someone in the WordPress community who inspires you.

Jesse Friedman

What has been your biggest WordPress related accomplishment to date?

How have WordCamps impacted you and your business in the past?

Fill in the blank for other attendees: “If you __________ then you should come talk to me at WordCamp”.

are a developer or a lead for developers

What should someone learn before attending your talk at WordCamp Ann Arbor?

Nothing! I will go over the basics.

What is your favorite WordPress related resource?

Twitter, there are so many fantastic sites and blogs about how to WordPress out there that it can be hard to find what you need at any one single resource.

Where can we find you online?