Speaker Spotlight: Jasmine Vesque

Jasmine is a WordPress evangelist who enjoys helping people share their most important stories and ideas. She loves teaching and regularly contributes as both an instructor and a mentor to The Ottawa WordPress Group and Ladies Learning Code . This is her second year as a WordCamp Ottawa organizer, and if you’ve ever engaged with @wpottawa on Twitter, you were most likely talking to her.

Jasmine is a freelance web specialist, consultant, and trainer. Her work experience includes government, small businesses, arts groups, and non-profits. She is also the VP of Communications and Webmaster for the charity, The Forget for a Moment Foundation.

Jasmine is passionate about digital communications, social media and web design.  She welcomes tweets @jasmineVesque.

Jasmine is presenting: Introduction to WordPress and hosting: WordPress Site Clinic

1) Why do you like using WordPress?
I like using WordPress because it’s flexible and easy to use. Whether you’re a blogger, a small business, or a large organization, WordPress can be scaled to suit your needs. Anyone can use it, and it can help create an online presence for anyone’s ideas no matter how big or small

2) Why did you decide to speak at WordCamp Ottawa?
I am passionate about teaching. I just love sharing what I know with others! I really enjoyed presenting at last year’s WordCamp Ottawa, and I knew I had to do it again this year.

3) What is the one thing you want people to walk away with from your talk?
At the Intro to WordPress session, I want people to get comfortable with the WordPress platform so they can get the most out of the WordCamp weekend. At the Site Clinic, I want people to walk away with solid advice, great ideas, and inspiration on how to improve their websites. I’ll be wrangling up some other WordPress experts to help me deliver on this. Even if your site is not one we review, I hope all in the audience will leave with some great ideas.

4) What is your favourite WordPress plugin or theme? Why?
BackupBuddy! It makes backing-up, migrating, and restoring websites a simple and relatively pain-free experience.

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