Speaker Spotlight: Elida Arrizza

Elida is slightly obsessed with creating delightful user experiences and determining the best way to do just about anything. She has been WordPressing since 2006. This is her second WordCamp appearance, having spoken last year on ‘Essentials for a Solid WordPress Foundation’. She has 15 years’ experience spanning commercial photography, digital media, design, fine arts and teaching. By day, Elida is a UX Designer at Sid Lee, an acclaimed creative agency based in Montreal. By night, she enjoys sampling fine liquids such as new world wines, craft beers and gourmet balsamics.

Elida is slightly obsessed with creating delightful user experiences and determining the best way to do just about anything. She has been WordPressing since 2006. This is her second WordCamp appearance, having spoken last year on ‘Essentials for a Solid WordPress Foundation’. She has 15 years’ experience spanning commercial photography, digital media, design, fine arts and teaching. By day, Elida is a UX Designer at Sid Lee, an acclaimed creative agency based in Montreal. By night, she enjoys sampling fine liquids such as new world wines, craft beers and gourmet balsamics.

Elida is presenting: The 10 User Experience Principles à la WordPress

1) Why do you like using WordPress?
WordPress is an approachable way to establish a home base for anyone’s online presence without having to be too techie. This is thanks to its attention to usability and community support. Yet, as you grow your skills and your site, WordPress is ready to adapt with you. Besides this, it is a light and powerful open source platform with extensible options.

2) Why did you decide to speak at WordCamp Ottawa?
I’d like to meet more community members outside of my immediate WP community. It’s only natural to since Montreal and Ottawa are neighbouring cities. I just want to pay the knowledge forward and share.

3) What is the one thing you want people to walk away with from your talk?
I wish for everyone present to recognize that user experience (UX) is ubiquitous in our every day lives. We as creators, have the capacity to affect UX for others.

4) What is your favourite WordPress plugin or theme? Why?
I adore “Backup Buddy” by iThemes. This plugin is intended for backups, but also serves as integrated tool to restore or transfer databases and assets. It is one of the most user friendly and hassle free plugin interfaces in its category. It included useful goodies like remote cloud backup and malware scan options. I can’t live without it.

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