WordPress Community Interview With Kathryn Presner

Kathryn Presner is a Happiness Engineer at Automattic where she thrives on helping people get the most out of their WordPress experience.

Kathryn gave a presentation at WordCamp US titled “From Shadows to Limelight – How Women Found Their Voice At WordCamp Montreal.” Here she talks about the successful effort to increase the number of women giving presentations at WordCamp.

We talk about being in involved in the WordPress Community and how she first became active in the Support Forums which led to her applying for a position as a Happiness Engineer.

In 2015 Kathryn took part in a brand new WordPress event called Press Publish which made its debut in Portland, Oregon. An initiative of Automattic, the conference mixed advice and inspiration for bloggers with tips on making the most of WordPress.

Kathryn at Press Publish in Portland, Oregon

Kathryn at Press Publish in Portland, Oregon

Kathryn is very active in Ladies Learning Code and Girl Geeks.

Ladies Learning Code is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to be the leading resource for women and youth to become passionate builders – not just consumers – of technology by learning technical skills in a hands-on, social, and collaborative way.

Girl Geeks Dinners whose mission includes:
Break down old fashioned social stereotypes.
Identify routes around barriers to entry for anyone to get into technology.
Encourage and nurture those interested in technology.

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