Speaker Spotlight: Rick Radko!

Rick Radko

Rick Radko

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

Our next spotlight is Rick Radko!

Rick Radko is a creative, artistic, and entrepreneurial engineer with a passion for finding solutions to difficult design problems. He is the owner of R-Cubed Design Forge, where he develops custom web applications, social networking and team collaboration solutions for businesses. Rick specializes in custom application development and multilingual WordPress sites. He is co-leader, and a frequent presenter at the Ottawa WordPress Group.

Follow @r3designforge on Twitter.

Rick will be giving a talk titled Getting WordPress to Speak Your Language.

What is your favorite improvement to WordPress this past year?

I think the new media up-loader is great, it makes it much easier to add images. The improvements in the context sensitive help tab are good too, I wish more developers would use it.

Why did you decide to speak at WordCamp Montreal?

Having worked extensively with WordPress for the past 4 years, I want to give back to the community and share my knowledge with others.

What is your talk going to be about?

The objective of this talk is to provide users of all levels the concepts and resources needed to be able to set-up a WordPress site in one or more languages other than the default English.

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

I’d like people to know that you can create multilingual sites with WordPress, and it’s not at all hard to do for simple sites.

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

I tend to follow the core developers like @nacin and @otto42. I also pay attention to the Rennick’s (@sillygrampy, @andrea_r) and @photomatt.

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

I’m looking forward to the new media that may be in 3.5, and hoping it will be as great a change as the up-loader which has really helped users. As a developer, I’d like to see some behind the scenes action with more hooks and filter points to make it easier to connect in plugins.

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One Response to Speaker Spotlight: Rick Radko!

  1. I’ll be there for sure Rick Rocks! He indirectly got me into starting my SEO Company in Montreal !