Speaker Spotlight – Meagan Hanes

Meagan Hanes is a WordPress expert based in Ottawa with over 20 years creating websites by hand and over 10 years using WordPress. She creates elegant, high-performance, mobile-optimized web solutions – front-end, back-end, and everything in between. You may have seen her present talks across a variety of WordPress subjects. She gives back to local communities through organizing WordCamp Ottawa 2016 and 2017, running meetups such as the Ottawa WordPress Community, and teaching others to code via Ladies Learning Code. Meagan is a part of the OTGS family, makers of the WPML and Toolset plugins. 🙂 @mhanes

What’s been your best experience with WordPress?

Seeing how important, valuable, and cherised the community is! At the end of the day, people are what make WordPress work. So it’s great to have events like these, where it’s easy to put the computer aside (GASP!) and connect face to face.

Tell us a bit about your WordCamp Halifax talk.

I’ll be hosting a business panel about how to make money using WordPress. I’ll be sharing a few of my personal experiences in addition to cracking a joke or two 🙂 This session will be great for freelancers looking to increase their skills and rates.

What’s your favourite thing about attending WordCamps?

Collecting and trading all of the various Wapuu stickers, pins, etc 💖

NAH, just kidding 🙂 It’s meeting people who love WordPress as much as I do, whether they’ve been around forever like me, or are brand new to the WordPress family. Hearing how people use WordPress in ways I’ve never thought about is super inspiring!

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

@photomatt, @dimensionmedia, and @mhanes 💖

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

What makes you think I don’t already have one? #magic

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