Maria Scarpello is the internal community manager at WooThemes where she focuses on providing customer support to help build successful WordPress sites. Maria lives in an RV and travels around the US. Along the way, she stops to sample beers offered by local craft breweries—she has visited 367 different breweries in just 2 years!
You can read about Maria’s travels at TheRoamingPint.com.
What they’re sippin’ on:
- Brad: Gin and Club Soda
- Dre: Newcastle Cabbie
- Maria: Black Thunder (Austin brewery beer)
What’s next for Woothemes?
Maria gave a hint into what’s on the horizon for WooThemes. She said “The most popular extension is a bookings extension…it allows you to dates, tables, and seats as a product. It’s in the works.”
There are some big names entering into the WordPress space. Companies like GoDaddy and Media Temple now offer managed WordPress hosting. Time will tell what this means for smaller, WordPress-centric hosting sites.
WordPress.com on Jeopardy – WordPress.com was listed as a subcategory under the “dot-com” category on Jeopardy. The answer read, “WordPress.com bills itself as ‘a better way to’ keep one of these Internet diaries.” The question, of course, was “What is a blog?”
BuddyPress adopts features as plugins – BuddyPress is now using the features-as-plugins model for their upcoming development. We can expect to see a variety of feature plugins in the future.
- Brad – Get cool code snips from WPsnipp.com
- Dre – My kids are competing in a jiu jitsu tournament this weekend
- Maria – Ask to sample a beer before you get a whole pint
Pressnomics 3 – Venue secured
Drad at WordCamp Miami May 9-11th
WordCamp Philly 2014 June 7-8th
South by Southwest March 7-16th
31 WordCamps between now and July