In the weeks leading up to BlogathonATX we are featuring some informal introductions to our esteemed speakers and panelists. Get to know some of the personalities behind the talent!
Jackie Dana is a WordPress evangelist and content specialist. As an organizer of the WordPress Austin meetup group, she’s helped hundreds of people learn more about WordPress and how to build a successful blog or website. In her freelance work, she helps people use WordPress and also advocates for usability and accessibility, believing that all websites should be easy for everyone to use. She’s been proud to be part of BlogathonATX since the beginning of time itself. She also finds time to write speculative fiction and urban fantasy, practice herbalism and home brewing, and loves to come up with new blog ideas that never happen.
1. What do you tell strangers when they ask you what you do?
I cause trouble and make people think.
2. What do you love most about Austin?
The people, the beer, and the breakfast tacos.
3. What is your favorite local restaurant, and why?
Uchiko!!! That’s where I learned to love Brussels sprouts.
4. What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
Cruising the curvy section of Lamar along Shoal Creek just above the speed limit, with my windows down and playing loud music.
5. Please name 3 blogs you read and enjoy on the regular.
I am Begging my Mother not to Read this Blog http://iambeggingmymothernottoreadthisblog.com/
The Byronic Man http://thebyronicman.com/
Plus a lot of techie blogs like TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Wired, etc.