October 18, 2017

Bill Erickson

Speakers are being finalized for WordCamp Austin 2010. As they are confirmed, we'll showcase them on the website.

Bill EricksonWho are you?
I’m a WordPress Consultant, an entrepreneur, an amateur photographer, a recent college graduate, a skier, and a wine lover living in Austin. Here are some articles about me. My passion is building sites that are easy-to-use and hard-to-break. I create elegant solutions to complex problems. See his blog and portfolio for examples. I’m a founder and resident of a coworking space in Downtown Bryan called The Creative Space. Bill is also a founder of the BIL Conference, a free unconference run in conjunction with TED.

Who do you work for?
Self-employed!

What do you do?
I’m a WordPress Consultant. Typically I work for design agencies turning their complex, custom designs into WordPress themes. If you’ve asked “Can this even be done in WordPess?” then it’s probably a project I’m interested in. I almost all sites using Thesis or Genesis as a theme framework.

How long have you worked with WordPress?
I’ve been a web designer for about 6 years, and I’ve been working with WordPress for the last 4 years. When I worked for Mays Business School at Texas A&M, most of my job was small text changes (Spring to Fall, 2004 to 2005…). I decided to learn WordPress and use it as a CMS so the departments could make the small text changes themselves. From then on, I’ve been building websites using WordPress as a CMS.

What is the topic you’ll be speaking about?
WordPress Beyond Blogging

WordPress is more than a blogging tool. It is a powerful Content Management System which can be used whenever you need to easily manage information. I’ll outline some recent additions to WordPress that are useful for extending it beyond blogging and real-world examples.

It will be a revised version of my presentation at WordCamp Houston. http://www.billerickson.net/wordpress-beyond-blogging-presentation/

What is your favorite type of BBQ?
I like all kinds of BBQ! My favorites are brisket and sausage.

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