Speaker Interview: Brian Goldstein

As part of our WordCamp St. Louis 2015 Speaker Interview series, we asked Brian Goldstein to tell us a little bit about himself.

Brian is a St. Louis local, a University of Missouri University alumni and will be presenting on Building Responsible WordPress Sites.


NILE FLORES: What got you interested in WordPress?

BRIAN GOLDSTEIN: I’m having a hard time actually remembering. I knew I wanted to blog way back in 2006-07, and didn’t want to use LiveJournal or Blogspot.

NILE FLORES: What is the most interesting WordPress-related project you’ve worked on?

BRIAN GOLDSTEIN: Anything that I’ve done with Billy and Justin (my partners in Our Collective.)

NILE FLORES: Name 3 WordPress plugins that have always been on your MUST install list, and why.

BRIAN GOLDSTEIN: I’m partial to Advanced Custom Fields, Custom Post Types UI, and Gravity Forms.

NILE FLORES: What is something interesting about you that the WordPress community doesn’t know?

BRIAN GOLDSTEIN: I require Chinese food once a fortnight.

NILE FLORES: In regards to new WordPress users, what one or two pieces of advice would you give them that could be very helpful?

BRIAN GOLDSTEIN: My advice is twofold. Always have your own domain, and enjoy tinkering with it, but learn how to develop locally and test it first.

Please feel free to get to know Brian at the event on March 14 & 15, 2015. You can also ask questions below in the comments.

If you haven’t got your ticket, please get your ticket while it’s available. 🙂