Once again Daniella Norwood is lending her talents to WordCamp Rhode Island (September 25 and 26, 2015 at New England Tech) as the Volunteer Organizer.
(P.S. Want to volunteer at WordCamp Rhode Island? Fill out the form found on this website. https://2015.rhodeisland.wordcamp.org/call-for-volunteers/)
In addition, Daniella is one of the organizers of the WordPress Rhode Island Meetup. She also is a member of The Narragansett Chamber and Southern RI Chamber and is the owner of Ella J Designs (ellajdesigns.com).
Daniella Norwood (DN) took the time to answer some questions from WordCamp Rhode Island (WC RI) about this year’s WordCamp.
(WC RI) What are your thoughts about moving this year’s WordCamp out of downtown Providence?
(D N) Being that it’s closer to where I live in Narragansett, I think it’s a great idea!
(WC RI) Have you been to the New England Tech East Greenwich (NEIT) campus? If so, what are your thoughts of the location: both the campus and the town?
(D N) I used to be a member of West Bay BNI and we met at NEIT. I love the campus and enjoy East Greenwich: great shops and great restaurants.
(WC RI) What is your favorite part of WordCamp?
(D N) Connecting with people who use WordPress.
(WC RI) What do you get out of it?
(D N) Meeting new people and learning new things.
(WC RI) What is your level of comfort with creating and maintaining websites? What do you do with WordPress?
(D N) I own a company where we help businesses with their Complete Online Presence: from WordPress websites to Website Care Packages to Digital Marketing. Ella J Designs helps businesses succeed.
(WC RI) How much coding/web development/other will an attendee need to know to get something out of WordCamp?
(D N) Zero.
(WC RI) What would you say to someone who says: “I know nothing about websites and will be totally overwhelmed at WordCamp.”
(D N) Maybe, but you’ll meet great people and definitely learn A LOT.
(WC RI) What would you say to someone who says: “I know so much about websites and WordPress there’s nothing I could get out of WordCamp.”
(D N) If you have that attitude, then WordCamp is definitely not for you.
(WC RI) What impressions do you come away with about: the other speakers/volunteers/sponsors/the organizers?
(D N) How awesome they are.
(WC RI) Any advice for a first-time WordCamp attendee?
(D N) Bring an open mind and your business cards.
(WC RI) What else would you like to add?
(D N) I am looking forward to another successful, informative and fun WordCamp.
Fun Fact: Daniella is teaching her 6-year-old how to code and is looking forward to teaching her 3-year-old when the time comes.