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WPCoffeeTalk

86 EpisodesProduced by Michelle AmesWebsite

Welcome to WPCoffeeTalk, where we talk to all kinds of people in the WordPress community!One of the best ways to get to know someone is to sit down over coffee and “shoot the breeze.” Here at WPCoffeeTalk, we do just that.Find out what’s in their cup, what they do with WordPress, how they got starte… read more

86 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Ep 86 WPCoffeeTalk: Mizanur Rahaman Mizan

September 5th, 2020

35:22

If there was a dictionary entry for "WordPress Community Builder" you'd see Mizanur's photo there. Always looking for ways to help, ready with a smile, and he leaves you feeling better about your day after you talk to …

Ep 85 WPCoffeeTalk: Christie Chirinos

June 11th, 2020

1:00:47

Although I'm old enough to be her mother, Christie is who I want to be when I grow up. She's smart. She's strategic. She's fun. She's also not afraid …

Ep 84 WPCoffeeTalk: Tim Toomey

June 4th, 2020

55:49

Tim Toomey is the quintessential agency owner - works with great devs, develops great plugins and themes, is wonderful to his clients, and still …

Ep 83 WPCoffeeTalk: Francesca Marano

June 3rd, 2020

54:56

A self-proclaimed "shouty lady," Francesca Marano is all about getting the work done in WordPress. Both in her work at SiteGround, and all the …

Ep 82 WPCoffeeTalk: Ben Pines

June 3rd, 2020

42:17

Not only does Ben Pines know all about page builders and how they can  enhance your WordPress sites, but he's a super nice guy who does a spot  on …

Ep 81 WPCoffeeTalk: Marieke Van de rakt

June 1st, 2020

58:10

She's an influential and powerful woman in WordPress, and also one of the kindest, warmest, and friendliest people you'll meet. She's not afraid to …

Ep 80 WPCoffeeTalk: Amy Hall

May 22nd, 2020

47:48

Amy Hall is an email marketing wiz. Honestly, she knows more about harnessing the power of MailChimp than I could hope to learn. And she shares that …

Ep 79 WPCoffeeTalk: Jan Koch

May 20th, 2020

54:13

If anyone understands how to create value, it's Jan Koch. A digital mastermind, Jan creates community and content by leveraging both his technical know how, and the wisdom and knowledge of those in the community to …

Ep 78 WPCoffeeTalk: Kathy Zant

April 28th, 2020

51:34

Kathy Zant is a WordPress treasure! Full of compassion, creativity, knowledge, and love for the WordPress community, Kathy is one of those people …

Ep 77 WPCoffeeTalk: Rene Morozowich

April 27th, 2020

44:44

I first met Rene Morozowich at WordCamp Kent, and quickly discovered what a genuis she is at teaching web designers and developers how to manage their business (and personal) finances. She's a pretty badass WordPress …

Ep 76 WPCoffeeTalk: David Martin

April 14th, 2020

52:45

David Martin has been using technology since he was a child learning to code on an Apple III. He's used that passion for technology to create his web …

Ep 75 WPCoffeeTalk: Wolf Bishop

April 13th, 2020

44:36

Wolf Bishop is the founder of WP Top Hat, managed WordPress hosting. He's a big fan of all things WordPress, and a great supporter of the WordPress …

Ep 74 WPCoffeeTalk: Vito Peleg

April 6th, 2020

39:39

Vito Peleg is a WordPress titan. He has a true talent for envisioning the goal and creating the right team to make it happen. WP Feedback is a prime example!

Ep 73 WPCoffeeTalk: Nate Maingard

April 1st, 2020

57:15

Nate Maingard is an amazing singer, story-teller, and one of the most kind-hearted people I've met. He uses WordPress for his music and for supporting his musical endeavors by accepting sponsorships online. After you …

Ep 72 WPCoffeeTalk: Joe Casabona

March 31st, 2020

54:52

Joe Casabona is a podcasting guru! It would have been intimidating if he wasn't such a nice guy, willing to share info, and so easy to talk to. His …

Ep 71 WPCoffeeTalk: Sean McKay

March 30th, 2020

41:56

Sean McKay is a hometown WordPress hero for me. Also based in Rochester, New York, Sean teaches others how to use Google's tools to increase SEO on …

Ep 70 WPCoffeeTalk: Alex Vasquez

March 29th, 2020

59:33

Otherwise known as the "Bootleg Chris Pratt," Alex Vasquez is just as entertaining, and a blast to have on WPCoffeeTalk. Keep an eye on him for great things to come...like WordPress Crowdfunding!

Ep 69 WPCoffeeTalk: Roy Sivan

March 25th, 2020

1:02:14

Roy Sivan is a family man, software engineer, and believer in the WordPress Community. His proudest accomplishment in WordPress is trolling Ben …

Ep 68 WPCoffeeTalk: David Wolfpaw

March 24th, 2020

50:06

David Wolfpaw knows WordPress, serves his customers well, and still finds time to advocate for diversity in the WordPress community, and …

Ep 67 WPCoffeeTalk: Chandler Weiner

March 24th, 2020

49:21

Meet Chandler Weiner, the owner of ObsessiveWP. He calls the WordPress community "incredibly generous, open, and kind" and that's exactly how I'd describe Chandler.

Ep 66 WPCoffeeTalk: Brent Kobayashi

March 22nd, 2020

1:08:31

I first met Brent at WordCamp Toronto a million years ago. He continues to be a leader, an innovator, a great guy, and still a little crazy. I hope you have as much fun listening to this episode as I did recording it! …

Ep 65 WPCoffeeTalk: Amy Masson

March 17th, 2020

43:54

It was fun to turn the tables on Amy, one of the hosts of the WomenInWP podcast, and interview her. She's a fun, dedicated agency owner, proud WordPress community member, and a really amazing person.

Ep 64 WPCoffeeTalk: Vraj Shah

March 17th, 2020

31:53

Vraj Shah is passionate about building content. His marketing efforts showcase his clients in a way that helps them succeed. Through it all...he's a WordPress enthusiast, too!

Ep 63 WPCoffeeTalk: Tevya Washburn

March 10th, 2020

44:10

Tevya Washburn is all-in on both WordPress and living adventurously. He's the man behind Starfish Reviews, and he's currently living in Mexico with his family for a year. He's also a community supporter, and an early …

Ep 62 WPCoffeeTalk: Miriam Schwab

March 2nd, 2020

49:49

Miriam is one of those people that when you meet her you want to be her  friend. Once you learn about her business and her vision you want to be …

Ep 61 WPCoffeeTalk: Sebastiaan van der Lans

February 26th, 2020

55:49

Sebastiaan van der Lans is passionate about blockchain. And WordPress. And putting them together. In his own words: I'm interested in discovering …

Ep 60 WPCoffeeTalk: Bhargav Mehta

February 18th, 2020

25:51

Bhargav Mehta understands the client's needs and helps translate those needs and requirements to the development team, thus creating beautiful sites …

Ep 59 WPCoffeeTalk: Aida Correa

January 22nd, 2020

32:58

Aida Correa is a serial WordCamp volunteer and speaker. Her passion is helping others discover not only what WordPress can do for their businesses, …

Ep 58 WPCoffeeTalk: Micah Wood

January 22nd, 2020

45:55

Micah Wood's handle everywhere is @WPScholar, and it suits him well! A core contributor to WordPress and a developer at Bluehost, Micah is not only a …

Ep 57 WPCoffeeTalk: Bob Dunn

January 13th, 2020

46:28

BobWP is a WordPress podcasting icon and a true enthusiast. Through his episodes he and his guests share great information and help countless WordPress users with their businesses. It was an honor and a blast to have …

Ep 56 WPCoffeeTalk: Christie Witt

January 13th, 2020

37:39

Christie Witt is an integral part of the WordPress community in Ottawa, Canada. A true community builder, Christie has taken it to the next level by offering WordPress classes through WPProgression and focusing on the …

Ep 55 WPCoffeeTalk: Michelle Schulp

January 8th, 2020

45:48

Michelle is amazing at what she does. An inspired artist and designer, Michelle creates for her customers bespoke designs and sites that not only meet their needs, but do it with style and grace. She also happens to be …

Ep 54 WPCoffeeTalk: Allison Smith

December 16th, 2019

51:49

Allison is a content maven, skillfully creating stories to connect your site to your customers. She also uses her expertise to advance the WordPress …

Ep 53 WPCoffeeTalk: Machielle Thomas

December 10th, 2019

47:01

Machielle Thomas represents one of the best aspects of Bluehost - the people. She's intelligent, fun, caring, and community-minded. As a matter of fact, she represents the best aspect of the WordPress community - people …

Ep 52 WPCoffeeTalk: Taylor Waldon

December 9th, 2019

40:06

Taylor Waldon is a gifted content marketer. Besides her work at Impress.org, she runs writing courses, is a poet, a ghost writer, and a fierce warrior for people with disabilities.

Ep 51 WPCoffeeTalk: Sam Smith

December 6th, 2019

48:52

Sam Smith is one of the kindest, gentlest, funniest firefighter turned web developers I know. (He's also the only one.) I also get to work with him at GiveWP (you can all be jealous). It's always fun to talk to him, and …

Ep 50 WPCoffeeTalk: Michelle Frechette

December 3rd, 2019

44:26

In this episode Chrissie Pollock turns the tables and interviews ME!

I'm excited to be your podcast barista at WPCoffeeTalk. This is my heart's work …

Ep 49 WPCoffeeTalk: Rahul Sarker

December 2nd, 2019

42:28

Rahul Sarker is the CEO of Peergrowth Technologies, providing WordPress Development & Consultation services. Rahul says that for him, the …

Ep 48 WPCoffeeTalk: Alison Knott

November 27th, 2019

54:56

Alison Knott is a fun, zany, lay-it-all-out-there designer and marketer who really knows her stuff and loves to help others. She is also the founder of WordCamp Halifax and an inspired WordCamp speaker. You can't help …

Ep 47 WPCoffeeTalk: Kyle Maurer

November 25th, 2019

1:08:19

If you want to meet someone who goes out of his way to help others in the WordPress space, look no further than Kyle Maurer. Kyle is well-entrenched …

Ep 46 WPCoffeeTalk: Dan Maby

November 21st, 2019

47:22

Dan Maby saw a need and decided to build toward a solution. The result is WP&UP, an organization that helps the WordPress community have access …

Ep 45 WPCoffeeTalk: Carole Olinger

November 17th, 2019

54:22

Carole Olinger is what I call a real go-getter. This year she joined WP&UP to be the Crew Chief for headto.org, a huge undertaking where she and …

Ep 44 WPCoffeeTalk: Paul Oyler

November 13th, 2019

51:10

Paul Oyler was one of the first friendly faces I knew in the WordPress community outside of New York. A staunch supporter of the WordPress community, …

Ep 43 WPCoffeeTalk: Ben Townsend

November 7th, 2019

1:01:03

Ben Townsend appeared in my Twitter feed one day, and from there a beautiful friendship (or several hundred?) were born. Ben blogs about all things …

Ep 42 WPCoffeeTalk: James Laws

October 29th, 2019

58:02

James Laws might like coffee even more than I do. He's also a huge believer in collaboration, community, and sharing knowledge. Co-founder of …

Ep 41 WPCoffeeTalk: Michele Jones

October 28th, 2019

46:04

Michele Jones collects WordPress friends wherever she goes. A true community builder, Michele is always ready to share the love of WordPress. She's …

Ep 40 WPCoffeeTalk: Cami Kaos

October 25th, 2019

51:07

Cami Kaos is more than a community organizer for WordPress. She's also its biggest fan, cheerleader, and supporter. I first met Cami in launching WordCamp Rochester in 2016. Over the years I've watched her fiercely …

WPCoffeeTalk: Steve Grunwell

October 24th, 2019

1:12:55

Steve Grunwell is a Sr. Software Engineer for the Managed WordPress and WooCommerce hosting platforms at Liquid Web. He's also an accomplished plugin author, speaker, and blogger. I hope you enjoy meeting him as much as …

WPCoffeeTalk: Adam Silver

October 22nd, 2019

49:28

Adam Silver is a salt-of-the-earth, skilled, friendly, and humorous WordPress community member. And wait until you hear what's in his coffee mug! If you don't already know Adam, it's my pleasure to introduce you to him …

WPCoffeeTalk: Angela Jin

October 18th, 2019

50:00

Angela Jin is a powerhouse when it comes to building community, organization, and passion for people. She's a lead organizer for WCUS 2019, and as an organizer, I got to work with her. Doing a WPCT episode with her let …

WPCoffeeTalk: Chrissie Pollock

October 14th, 2019

44:09

Chrissie Pollock exemplifies what the WordPress community is all about. A Happiness Engineer with Automattic, Chrissie also volunteers her time and …

WPCoffeeTalk: Ryan Welcher

October 11th, 2019

42:54

Ryan Welcher is the lead web engineer for 10UP. He works in enterprise level themes and plugins and is a regular WordPress core contributor and …

WPCoffeeTalk: Shanta Nathwani

October 10th, 2019

1:03:07

Shanta Nathwani is multi-faceted: WordPress champion, developer, designer, instructor, and holds a 3rd degree black belt in 3 different martial arts. …

WPCoffeeTalk: David Bisset

October 8th, 2019

1:07:37

David Bisset is well ingrained in the WordPress community. He's a WordCamp organizer, blogger, WordCamp/Meetup speaker, developer, and jokester. He's THE armchair WordCamper, diligent about sharing WordCamps and …

WPCoffeeTalk: Matt Cromwell

October 1st, 2019

55:41

Matt Cromwell wears many hats in the WordPress World: Partner at Impress.org, Admin of the Advanced WordPress Group and website, WordCamp speaker, community advocate, and frequent contributor and guest to so many …

WPCoffeeTalk: Emily Hunkler

September 30th, 2019

48:30

Emily Hunkler is the Marketing Coordinator for GoWP. Her WordPress and personal lives have been intertwined back as far as her travels through Spain and up to her amazing marketing with GoWP. Our conversation was so …

WPCoffeeTalk: Terri Tutich

September 29th, 2019

38:13

Terri Tutich is the driving force that keeps the Pittsburgh WordPress Community organized and moving forward. Her passion is teaching and empowering others to use WordPress for their small businesses and personal …

WPCoffeeTalk: Chris Wiegman

September 27th, 2019

41:12

Chris Wiegman came to WordPress from an industry most would never guess, in an unconventional way, and now works for one of the industry's giants. …

WPCoffeeTalk: Róbert Mészáros

September 25th, 2019

40:44

Róbert Mészáros is a tech guru who quietly shares his skills and products with the tech community. A brilliant developer, his work is both interesting and innovative.

WPCoffeeTalk: John Aron

September 19th, 2019

37:01

John Aron is a wiz at internet security. Not only does his company help  new customers recover from any security issues, they also help them stay  secure, and work toward a safer internet for everyone.

WPCoffeeTalk: Joe Howard

September 19th, 2019

50:49

Joe Howard's enthusiasm for the WordPress community is infectious. Through WP Buffs, WPMRR, and his podcast and printable resources (not to mention the great talks he's given at WordCamps), Joe helps his customers and …

WPCoffeeTalk: Mary Job

September 16th, 2019

43:13

Mary Job is a WordPress powerhouse! A true community leader and champion, Mary advocates for others, works diligently for her customers, and contributes globally to WordPress.

WPCoffeeTalk: Heather Gray

September 13th, 2019

42:23

Heather Gray is a freelance web developer and designer in Ontario, Canada, who makes it look easy! A WordCamp speaker and artisan, Heather contributes to her community in many ways, including at meetups. I'm sure you'll …

WPCoffeetalk: Tim McKenna

August 30th, 2019

1:05:52

Not only is Tim McKenna a wiz at all things WordPress, but he also speaks at WordCamps, contributes locally, and has a clientele unlike most others. Give this episode a listen to learn from someone we think is an …

WPCoffeeTalk: Justin Ahinon

August 29th, 2019

37:36

Justin Ahinon is an avid WordPress developer, community member, speaker, teacher and advocate. His dream is to empower others to use WordPress. He's …

WPCoffeeTalk: Drew Linsalata

August 28th, 2019

37:37

Drew Linsalata wants to contribute to the WordPress community in a huge way. His company, Helix Managed WordPress Hosting does just that by taking care of your site updates and backups - and supporting many areas of …

WPCoffeeTalk: Ben Dunkle

August 16th, 2019

46:28

Ben Dunkle is a graphic artist, designer, and developer. He has contributed icons to WordPress.org, teaches WordPress, and organizes the WordPress meetup and WordCamp in Buffalo, New York. He's a WordPress enthusiast …

WPCoffeeTalk: William Jackson

August 14th, 2019

42:30

William Jackson has a heart for kids. His project, My Quest to Teach teaches kids the value of accountability and responsibility associated with Social Media and Tech. He is passionate about youth having bright and …

WPCoffeeTalk: Abdullah Ramzan

August 8th, 2019

33:24

Abdullah Ramzan is a software engineer with Nextbridge Pvt Ltd. A WordPress veteran for a long time, Abbdullah describes the WordPress community as …

WPCoffeeTalk: Josh Pollock

August 5th, 2019

46:26

Josh Pollock is the lead developer and co-founder of Caldera Forms. He's a great contributor to the WordPress community, and frequent speaker at …

WPCoffeeTalk: Fairy Dharawat

August 2nd, 2019

43:09

Fairy Dharawat is more than a content creator and writer. She's also an artist. And she understands the importance of self care. Her enthusiasm is …

WPCoffeeTalk: Kiera Howe

July 29th, 2019

59:17

Kiera Howe is a developer and tech guru. A problem-solver, she develops ways to make processes that don't exist, and make existing processes more …

WPCoffeeTalk: Maryann Reissig

July 27th, 2019

58:41

Maryann Ressig is a super-talented developer and WordPress community member. Organizer for WordCamp Rochester, and on the WPCampus organizing team, she loves helping, sharing, and teaching all things WordPress and …

WPCoffeeTalk: Chris Clemens

July 23rd, 2019

42:59

Chris Clemens runs one of the coolest blogs in New York State, about the fun (and funky) things you can find there. His photographs and writing, …

WPCoffeeTalk: Laura Byrne Christiano

July 19th, 2019

49:28

Laura Byrne Christiano brings a rich background and experience in web, media and the theatre to what she does with WordPress for business and the …

WPCoffeeTalk: Miriam Goldman

July 17th, 2019

34:19

Miriam Goldman is a dynamo! She is a WordPress developer, ballroom dancer, and martial artist. She also speaks at and organizes WordCamps and …

WPCoffeeTalk: Mike Demo

July 12th, 2019

46:23

Mike Demo is an Evangelist for BoldGrid. In his job he attends WordCamps and other tech conferences regularly, contributes to the community, loves …

WPCoffeeTalk: Keanan Koppenhaver

July 8th, 2019

37:13

Keanan Koppenhaver is a problem solver. A part of the Chicago-area WordPress community, his goal is to help businesses advance their web-based …

WPCoffeeTalk: Birgit Olzem

July 5th, 2019

39:07

Birgit Olzem is a WordPress/WordCamp powerhouse! In spite of illness and other hardships, she contributes to core, runs her own business, raises a family (5 children and a grandchild!), and organizes WordCamps. When it …

WPCoffeeTalk: Tricia Isham

July 2nd, 2019

35:38

Tricia Isham is a WordPress developer/designer in my hometown of Rochester, NY. Tricia works with small businesses and entrepreneurs to build their brands online. Working with Tricia off and on through the years never …

WPCoffeeTalk: Matt Graham

July 1st, 2019

53:06

Matt Graham is one of the nicest WordPress community members I know. Knowledgeable, friendly, and a great designer/developer, this freelancer is …

WPCoffeeTalk: Meagan Hanes

June 28th, 2019

32:59

Meagan Hanes is one of the first people in the wider WordPress community who encouraged me to connect, speak, and contribute outside of my region. She is a leader of the WordPress Ottawa community, Technical Project …

WPCoffeeTalk: Nidhi Jain

June 21st, 2019

37:14

Nidhi Jain is one of the most enthusiastic community members I've ever met. Her love of all things WordPress is infectious. She is the 2018 winner of …

WPCoffeeTalk: Dwayne McDaniel

June 18th, 2019

46:13

Dwayne McDaniel is a master of karaoke, stand up comedy, and making his customers happy. As a Developer Advocate for Pantheon, you will find Dwayne at WordCamps all over the world contributing to the WordPress community.

WPCoffeeTalk: Christina Workman

June 14th, 2019

40:46

Christina Workman is a freelance WordPress Web Designer and frequent WordCamp organizer. She is devoted to teaching kids code at code camps and locally. She has been a WordCamp speaker, pay-it-forward WordPresser, and …

WPCoffeeTalk: Allie Nimmons

June 6th, 2019

47:11

Allie Nimmons is a fantastic WordPress Web Designer, working with both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. She has been a WordCamp speaker, pay-it-forward WordPresser, and loves the WordPress community.

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