Part Three: Beware Falling Coconuts

Aloha!

We have this ongoing joke about writing blog posts on Hawaii time, because they tend to be so late. So, I thought I would put a picture of Hawaii from one of my favorite picture sources, Wikimedia Commons. The first picture that came up was a “Beware of Falling Coconuts” sign. This struck me as funny. Getting an idea was like getting struck on the head with a coconut, one moment it is there and the next it is not, and you never know when one will hit you.

Love What You Do, Do What You Love

The one thing that I love most at Media Temple is that they encourage us to do what we love and love what we do. They encourage falling coconuts and new ideas. They may even shake the tree a little to get some of those more stubborn ones to come out. The passion, innovation, and diligence that they show in creating and supporting their hosting products come through in every aspect of business that they do. I am very lucky to work with such a dedicated team of professionals that love hosting as much as I love WordPress.

What is a WordPress Evangelist?

Media Temple is encouraging me to carry out my vision of spreading knowledge as a way to contribute to the WordPress and the web publishing community. This means creating new documentation and training for clients, support staff, and the public. It means presenting on how to extend the functionality of WordPress or code a theme at a Meetup or WordCamp. I am constantly following development of the next WordPress version, checking out the newest plugins, and learning many new tricks along the way. I spread the WordPress love as much and as often as possible, and I am enriched and challenged by the people I work with at Media Temple and the WordPress Community who are constantly giving me new falling coconuts.

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Suzette Franck

Suzette Franck has been in web development for over twenty years; she started making hand-coded HTML websites on geocities with font tags and tables back in 1995. Since then, she has taught herself CSS, Sass, PHP, MySQL, as well as becoming a Wordpress expert; evangelizing and presenting at over twenty-two WordCamps across the country and multiple WordPress meetups in Southern California where she resides, about all aspects of building and maintaining sites on WordPress.

Suzette is passionate about WordPress the application as well as the WordPress Open Source Community, and loves to code and teach others the wonders of WordPress. She is a purveyor of lowbrow art, and when she is not WordPressing, she is painting or visiting Los Angeles art galleries to add more work to her growing art collection.

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