Speaker Spotlight: Brent Schultz

Brent SchultzBrent is a full-time developer at 10up and a Kansas City local. We’re happy to welcome this perennial favorite back to WordCampKC 2015!

Q: How did you get started in your current field?
A: A hobby blog led to freelance which led to more freelance which led to agency work and here I am today as a full stack WP dev, though primarily a backend dev.

Q: Describe your ‘ah ha’ moment about WordPress?
A: There have been several along the way but the biggest one I encountered was simply looking at the entire WP Query object on any given page which helped me understand a bit more about the inner workings of WordPress and really made it make a lot more sense.

Q: If you could go back to when you were getting started and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?
A: Read the Codex. Don’t just check it out as you do some good searches for the things you’re trying to accomplish. Read it, understand it, tinker with it.

Q: Describe your talk in three sentences or less.
A: Timber is a framework that isn’t actually much of a framework but it brings a fresh take to the concept. The reason Timber is important with WordPress and it’s future is it brings a Twig templating engine to clean up markup files to make the presentation layer a bit more friendly for front-end developers not familiar with PHP or WordPress.

Q: Who should attend your talk (beginner developer, intermediate content provider, advanced designer, etc)?
A: Developers and Designers.

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