Speaker Spotlight: Mika Ariela Epstein


Mika Ariela Epstein works for DreamHost as a WordPress Support Specialist and Community Manager (aka ‘WordPress Guru’). She solves any WordPress problem that comes up, trains everyone from support to marketing in why WordPress makes your life better, and still finds time to slash unanswered WordPress.org forum threads by night and wrangle plugins by day.

Better known as Ipstenu, the Half-Elf Support Rogue, Epstein likes role playing games. The rumor that she has dice in her purse and tinfoil in her hats is in a constant state of Schrödinger proofs.

Mika Ariela Epstein
Website: http://halfelf.org

WCLV: What do you love most about WordPress?

MAE: The community. They teach, care, and share, making more than JUST software a better place.

WCLV: What are your favorite WordPress plugins?

MAE: Currently it’s Comment Probation, by Nacin. I approve all first-time posts and this lets me keep people on moderation.

WCLV: What do you do for fun that’s off the grid?


WCLV: Favorite TV show and why:

MAE: CSI – Because it got me involved in WordPress!

WCLV: What are your plans for surviving the zombie apocalypse?

MAE: Throwing IE users at the zombies.