Jon Kuperman Speaker Interview


Jon Kuperman

I’m a software engineer at Twitter. I spend my days building web applications and my nights working on open source software and blogging. Currently based in San Francisco.

Jon will be presenting “Integrating WordPress with a popular JavaScript Framework such as Backbone or Angular”.

Why do you use WordPress?

I think WordPress is the ultimate blogging platform. It’s easy to configure, fun to fine-tune and once it’s set up, it stays out of your way

Give an example of a cool WordPress project you have worked on recently.

I built a plugin for displaying Twitter intents on your blog.

What advice do you have for anyone looking to start or grow a WordPress based business?

Get to know the community. One of my favorite things about WordPress is the vibrant and thriving community. It’s great to do all of the proper things involved in setting up a business, but it’s really important to reach out to other WordPress developers / users in your area and get involved.

Tell us something awesome about yourself that is not WordPress related.

I love hiking, playing music and writing.

Fill in the blank for other attendees: “If you __________ then you should come talk to me at WordCamp”.

Are interesting in pushing WordPress to its limits.

What should someone learn before attending your talk at WordCamp Ann Arbor?

A basic understanding of JavaScript frameworks.

What is your favorite WordPress related resource?

The Codex.

Where can we find you online?

Twitter – jkup
Github – jkup