Get to Know Your Speakers: Rami Abraham

1) What do you do for a living (company you work for, official title, daily responsibilities, etc.)?
I’m a developer at WebDevStudios, at which I work on team Maintainn – there I build cool WordPress solutions, audit and fix sites, and annoy coworkers with an endless stream of animated gifs and fart jokes. I’m also on the support team at, where, along with the plugin developers Pippin Williamson and Andrew Sumobi, we help customers with questions about the AffiliateWP plugin. Lastly, I’m one of the developers at LL Games, a mobile game dev company, in which we’re presently creating our first large MMO game.

2) How did you get into WordPress?
Quite incidentally; it was in the capacity of an end-user that I first became interested in WordPress. I was using a flat-file site structure back in late 2007, and wanted something better. I used MT and Blogger and others, and eventually stumbled onto WP in 2008.

3) What’s a great experience you had at a WordCamp?
Wow. I really have no idea where to start with this question. Every conference contains some combination of a great deal of learning, seeing old friends, making new friends, sharing great food and drinks, and usually at least one bizarre event resulting in photos I’ll regret in 20 years.

4) What are your non-WordPress, non-Computer related hobbies?
Music, video game development, cooking, Legos.

5) If you could be any fictional character, who would you be and why?
Ok, so, in this scenario, would I be the fictional character within their fictional world, or, like the movie Last Action Hero, would I be transported to this reality – the real world? If I have to remain in the characters’ fictional world, I’d probably first write a short story about someone exactly like me, except I have the mind of a 30 year-old self, in the body of my 10 year-old self. Also I invent a time machine so I can hand that 10 year-old self a Macbook from the future. That way I can invent JavaScript / Google. I’ll do it slowly though, inventing just enough each year to keep things interesting.

Some folks may consider this cheating, though. If so, my fallback answer is Commander Riker of the Starship Enterprise NCC-1701-D.