Are you heading to WordCamp US in St. Louis this week? A number of our team members will be there, so we thought we’d check in with them about what they’re most excited about!

Matt Boynes, CTO

What are you most excited to learn at WCUS?
I’m most excited to see what others have been building atop Gutenberg. WordCamp US is a great venue to share new ideas, tips & tricks, and even just show off what you’re proud of and what’s been challenging you.

What are you most interested in talking about with others?
Job opportunities at Alley! We’re hiring and I hope to talk to as many people as possible about joining our amazing team.

Kaitlin Bolling, User Experience Developer

What are you most excited to learn at WCUS?
There are multiple talks around automated testing as well as accessibility that I’m looking forward to. One session sounds particularly interesting; “Automating Your QA with Visual Regression Testing” by Andrew Taylor. I have personally never used visual regression testing, and I’m interested to see how I can fit it into my daily workflow when working on front-end projects.

What are you most interested in talking about with others?
I’m most interested in hearing how engineers and developers have solved complex problems for their clients with WordPress, as well as their successes and challenges with Gutenberg specifically. I also would like to discuss how users are extending WordPress in the new JavaScript-driven environment, such as through custom APIs, headless sites, or third-party libraries.

Margaret Schneider, Director of Editorial Projects

What are you most excited to learn at WCUS?
I work with editorial teams every day to understand their workflow needs and train them to be confident users of WordPress. I’m looking forward to sessions with inspiring ideas from around the WordPress ecosystem, such as board games, futurism, and social platform management.

What are you most interested in talking about with others?
I’m psyched to talk to publishing teams about their challenges and successes: custom blocks they’ve created to support publishers’ unique needs, ways to enable more fluid collaboration and editing within WordPress, and experiments with custom features for local newsrooms.

If you see any of these fine people be sure to say hi! We’d love to meet you and learn more about what you’re interested in learning and talking about.

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