Speaker Interview – Pam Kocke

PamKockePam engineers happiness for WordPress.com users from New Orleans, Louisiana. In her free time, she enjoys photographing and blogging about her identical triplet sons, running slowly, and reading about cooking (far more than actually cooking.)

Pam started her blog, pyjammy.com, in 2001 as a way to document the training for her first marathon. She now blogs about family, photography, and travel, and also writes for the New Orleans Moms Blog (neworleansmomsblog.com).

Why Do You Use WordPress?
I use WordPress because it’s intuitive, flexible, and comes with an enormous community of users.

When and How Did You Start Using WordPress?
In 2008, I moved my blog to WordPress.com and from then on became passionate about pointing others to it. I started developing WordPress sites for others, and eventually landed a job as a Happiness Engineer at Automattic.

What Tips or Resources would you recommend to a new WordPress User?
When you set up a site, just play around. Click all the buttons, test all the features, learn everything you can by doing.

How do you stay informed about WordPress (news, tips, etc)?
I’m so lucky to have my dream job working for Automattic, and there is no shortage of information about everything WordPress in our daily communications.

What’s a cool WordPress based site you’ve seen recently?

What do you like most about WordCamps?
This is my first WordCamp, but I’m excited to meet other users and get ideas for my local WordPress meetup in New Orleans, of which I’m an organizer.

Where can we find you online?
Web: pyjammy.com
Twitter: @pyjammy