Speaker Spotlight: Kelvin Jayanoris

Session Title:How To Build a WordPress Plugin in 10 Minutes

Description: A short introduction to building WordPress plugins to solve probrems.

My name is Kelvin Jayanoris. I’m 25 and an accountant by training. I stumbled upon WordPress when I quit Deloitte to start my own company. I got into web design because I was looking for something to do and suddenly got a whole lot of people needing sites. My first business after Deloitte: www.nickelpro.com
While working with WordPress we hit a point in time when we needed to create lots of online shops. We wanted to use WordPress but got really bad experiences with the available ecommece plugins so we wrote DukaPress. We open sourced it because we felt that others could benefit. However, the response was so much that we decided to launch dukapress.org, dukapress.com and madoido.com to try and make a business of it.

Q:Tell us more about how you became interested in WordPress, what about it drives your continued interest? I became interested in WordPress after having run a Blogger.com blog for a couple of years and beign frustrated by not being able to have total control over my site.

Q:Why did you decide to speak at WordCamp Kenya? I would like to encourage more developers to look into using WordPress for their projects.

Q:What is your talk going to be about? It is going to be a simple introduction to building WordPress plugins.

Q:What is the one thing you want people to walk away with from your talk? I want them to realise that WordPress is for more than just blogging.

Q:What is your favourite WordPress theme and/or plugin, and why? My favorite plugin is WP Contact Form 7.  I love it as I have been able to use it for literally everything that needs user input very easily.

Q:Can you share one WP tip with us? Need anything from your WordPress site? There’s a plugin for it!

Q:What are you most looking forward to at WordCamp Kenya 2012? I’m looking forward to meeting other WordPress enthusiasts

Q:Do you make money from wordpress? Yes.

Q:Is WordPress an effective platform for getting your message across? Yes.

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