Speaker Spotlight: Jeffrey Pearce

We asked each of our speakers a few questions about themselves and their connection with WordPress – here’s what Jeff had to say.

Jeff PearceJeff is a senior developer at WooThemes where he focuses on PHP and JQuery. He works on the Theme Team, while also dabbling in applications written in NodeJS & AngularJS. Education is his passion!

How are you involved with WordPress and the WordPress community?

I’ve been a fulltime Senior WordPress developer for WooThemes since 2009, and I’ve been involved with WordCamp Cape Town every year since 2011, either speaking or helping organizing!

I’ve had the privilege of working on some core features of WordPress in the 3.0 release, and since then I’ve focused on releasing plugins and themes.

My favorite WordPress experience though is teaching. I love mentoring others and passing on my WordPress knowledge!

What excites you most about WordPress?

The impact that it has on people from every walk of life. People have built multi million dollar business, and others have used it to improve the lives of the impoverished. It truly is a masterpiece and allows a level playing field for everyone.

If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?

To fly like Superman – it seems so serene!

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About Hugh Lashbrooke

I’ve been kicking around in WordPress for a good few years now and I absolutely love working with it. At Automattic I work on the WordPress community team where I assist and support WordPress community organisers from all over the world. I’m totally passionate about WordPress, the community and all that it represents.