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WORDCAMP SACRAMENTO SPEAKER Q&A: JON TRUJILLO

Jon Trujillo

GET TO KNOW JON TRUJILLO

I’m a Designer, developer and “WordPress Guy” who is also Husband, Dad and Christian. I love all things technology and constantly look for new ways to improve my skills as a creative. I love to shoot photos and I’m a habitual doodler… I pretty much just love creating. I believe creativity is a gift that will go away if not used. I cherish it too much to let it go. I have the heart of a teacher and love leading others down paths that will make them better creatives and technologists.

I’m currently the lead web designer and developer at Tytanium Ideas, an amazing social media marketing company in Lincoln California. I’m glad to be a part of the Tytanium Ideas family.

We’re thrilled Jon will be speaking at WordCamp Sacramento 2016 on A Full Stack WordPress Project Workflow!

SPEAKER Q&A WITH JON

To help you learn even more about Jon, we asked him to answer a few questions for us, some WordPress-related, and some others we think you’ll appreciate 🙂 Be sure to give him a shout out on Twitter and don’t forget to use our hashtag #wcsac.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GIVE THIS TALK AT WORDCAMP?

I’ve been working on my process for a while and thought I’d share some of the things I’ve picked up over the years. I hope that this talk will give others the opportunity to learn from my mistakes and Improve on the principals I’ve developed. I also plan on sharing some of the really useful tools that have become invaluable to getting sites approved built and deployed.

HOW DID YOU DISCOVER WORDPRESS?

I discovered WordPress in the early-mid 00s after trying the other open source CMSs (Drupal, Joomla/Mambo).

HOW HAS WORDPRESS OR WORDCAMP IMPACTED YOU?

WordPress and WordCamp have both impacted my life in a huge way. First, I get to work with WordPress almost every day to build sites that help clients have a direct impact on their business and how they serve their customers. Last year’s WordCamp Sacramento gave me the opportunity to speak and share a bit about Local Development. It was an incredible experience that allowed me to meet some really great people.

HOW DO YOU PRIMARILY WORK WITH WORDPRESS?

I primarily build websites for customers with WordPress. They are generally small business sites but I’ve also had the opportunity to develop sites for Churches and Non-Profits. I have some plans for other ways to use WordPress in the future but we’ll see where those plans go.

WHAT DOES THE WORDCAMP THEME DISCOVERY MEAN TO YOU?

I think that the theme discovery is awesome. For me, it means that as a group of people all working with WordPress we all have different experiences giftings and talents. WordCamp gives us the opportunity to discover new ways to use WordPress from a variety if different points of view.

WHAT IS THE LATEST BOOK YOU READ?

The Bible 🙂

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT? FAVORITE MENU ITEM?

D’Aurelios in Ft. Bragg. The Lasagna and Pesto are both awesome!

WHAT TV SERIES ARE YOU CURRENT BINGING ON/INTO?

Just finished Stranger Things, but I’m looking forward to Daredevil, Luke Cage & Iron Fist

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR FUN?

Spend time with my Family. watch movies. I’ve always wanted to learn to Surf but haven’t had the opportunity (Maybe someday).

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