Speaker Interview – Jen Hooks

I’m a Happiness Engineer for Automattic, on the Jetpack team. I’m a mom of three kids under five, a photographer, and a nature lover. Before joining Automattic, I was a university biology lecturer for almost a decade, so I love to teach and help people learn new things. Speaking at WordCamps gives me my teaching fix.

Why Do You Use WordPress?
Because it is beautiful, it is intuitive, and the community is second-to-none.

When and How Did You Start Using WordPress?
I’ve been using WordPress for my Photography sites for about ten years, because nothing else compares.

What Tips or Resources would you recommend to a new WordPress User?
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with people for help. Utilize the WordPress.org forums, Facebook groups, and WordPress.com Happiness Engineers. Most folks who use WordPress *really love WordPress*, and are eager to help out when someone needs a hand.

What do you like most about WordCamps?
It is fun to see people in 3D and make connections with folks.

Where can we find you online?
Web: lightcandy.org
Web: mythreebirds.com
Web: jennyhooks.com
Twitter: @happymattic
Facebook: Jen Hooks Photography