Speaker Spotlight: Christopher Ross!

WordCamp Montreal is two weeks away! We’re excited to bring you a new speaker spotlight series this year!

Our next spotlight is Christopher Ross!

Christopher has spoken at WordCamp events in Toronto and Montreal in the past, taught community college courses in web design, and run a successful WordPress based consulting business since 2005.

Christopher will be giving a talk titled How to run a newspaper in WordPress.

What is your favorite improvement to WordPress this past year?

The media uploader, it’s been such a big improvement from years gone by.

Why did you decide to speak at WordCamp Montreal?

I enjoy speaking about WordPress and Montreal was my first WordCamp, there is a beautiful sense of community in Montreal.

What is your talk going to be about?

Newspaper publishing with WordPress. It’s an encompassing look at how to use WordPress for creating and publishing leading edge newspapers by using WordPress as a content manager, rather than a blogging platform.

What is the one thing you want people to walk away with from your talk?

That WordPress is a simple, easy to use, profit enhancing platform.

Who in the WordPress community inspires you? Who do you follow?

The Rennicks, Chris Bavota, the VIP team, the core developers.

What new feature would you like to see in the future?

Code optimization of course, more hooks for plugins, better API support.

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