Speaker Spotlight – Anthony D Paul

Now living and working in Chicago with GE transportation and the US railroad industry, Anthony helps build great digital experiences and software through usability research, IA concepts, and prototypes.

Outside the office, you’ll find him spread across regional meetups and conferences—evangelizing IA/UX, accessibility, and a variety of open source dev projects. Most recently, he organized WordCamp Baltimore. He’s currently organizing World IA Day DC and WordCamp Chicago, while unofficially advising the first-ever WordCamp DC. He’d divulge something funny from his past, but these days the Internet does a better job of surfacing our embarrassing moments; find him anywhere by Googling “anthonydpaul”.

What’s been your best experience with WordPress?

I’ve been a member of the community for many years and sharing stories and learning from each other is the biggest perk.

Tell us a bit about your WordCamp Halifax talk.

I’ve been on many projects where budgets for line-item “UX” services and similar have been cut as a cost-saving measure, when in reality we’re always having to build great experiences. This talk shares some of the ways I’ve had to improvise in a budget-conscious way, to share larger tips for building in a great UX at all times, regardless of scope and budget.

What’s your favourite thing about attending WordCamps?

Hearing from new speakers and learning about the interesting problems they’re solving for their customers.

Recommend one to three people in the WordPress world to follow on social media!

marktimemedia, wpmodder

If you could have any superhero power, what would it be?

Absorb the knowledge of all the smart people I’m surrounded by.

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