WordPress Interview: Roni Laukkarinen

Today we are going all the way to Finland to meet a great guy and friend Roni Laukkarinen. He is a full stack developer, founder of a WordPress agency Digitoimisto Dude, WordPress Jyväskylä Meetup group, Admin Labs website monitoring/status page startup, Geeky Lifestyle blog and Streetgazer synthwave act. He is also a general nerd, blogger, homebrewer, dad, and command line fanatic.

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The value of HeroPress for the WordPress Community

“Don’t underestimate the power of your vision to change the world. Whether that world is your office, your community, an industry or a global movement, you need to have a core belief that what you contribute can fundamentally change the paradigm or way of thinking about problems. “
– Leroy Hood, BrainyQuote

Intro

There was a young man from Kolkata, India named Jeet who wanted to share his frustrations about working in the WordPress world. He was struggling to get a decently paid work. Mostly, he was getting a low budget contracts from clients in America or Europe.

On the other side of the world, there was an American guy Topher who listened to him. He wanted to help but as an American, he didn’t have any real experience with the problems bothering Jeet and didn’t really know how to help him.

However, he had the idea to find other people who face similar problems, hear their stories, publish them and in that way help them connect with each other and the whole WordPress community. This in return opened up a whole new sea of possibilities for these people.

Here starts the amazing story behind HeroPress.

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WordPress Interview: Alexandra Draghici

If you were already getting impatient after a two months break since the last interview, then today we have a real treat for you. This time we are going to Romania to meet a beautiful girl and a dear friend, Alexandra Draghici. She is the product owner of CaptainForm, a WordPress form builder. She is also the founder of an English learning platform in Romania called RapidulDeEngleza.ro.

One of the best things about attending WordCamps is the opportunity to get to know people that share the same passion about WordPress. On one of the camps, I met Alexandra and we quickly became really good friends. So I already know how wonderful she is and I’m sure you’ll find that out soon as well. Let’s get to know her better.

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WordPress Interview: Lucijan Blagonic

A few weeks ago we’ve had a pleasure of interviewing Emanuel Blagonic and today we are going back to Croatia to meet the other half of Blagonic Brothers. It is my pleasure to welcome Lucijan Blagonic. Lucijan is a front-end designer focused on accessibility and usability. He is a gamer, ABBA fan and an active member of the WordPress community. All in all, a great, down to earth guy and I’m sure we all have something to learn from him. So, let’s get started.

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