When he’s not mopping University hallways pretending to be Will Hunting, WordPress Developer and Designer Russell Aaron keeps busy speaking at the Las Vegas WordPress Meetup Group and running his startup GeekStreetWP.com where he offers website support for any company using any version of WordPress.
His presentation at Las Vegas WordCamp 2013 is titled “Your Theme Is Built for That,” and Aaron is a believer that, “…every industry should have at least one theme built on WordPress.” We took a moment to chat with Aaron, pick his brain (wait until you see his stellar plan for surviving a zombie apocalypse) and learned more about him and his devotion to WordPress.
WCLV: What are some of your favorite WordPress-built websites?
RA: The Chive, CNN, WordPress.tv, Huffington Post, GeekStreetWP.
WCLV: Who is YOUR WordPress hero and why?
RA: I have a lot. Mostly because they have supported me, tweeted me or acknowledged me in some small way: John Hawkins, Dre Armeda, Tony Perez, Andrew Nacin, Pippin Williamson, Mark Jaquith and Grant Landrum.
WCLV: What are your favorite WordPress plugins?
RA: If Menu, Gravity Forms, Easy Content Types, Restricted Content Pro, Gravity Forms + Custom Post Types, The Events Calendar.
WCLV: What are three of your pet peeves?
RA: Walking slow, people that complain about something that was going to happen anyways, and juice boxes. You know why.
WCLV: What are your plans for surviving the zombie apocalypse?
RA: Putting treadmills all around my house, or cutting half pipe ramps in half and surrounding my house.