Get to Know Your Speakers: Lauren Pittenger

1) What do you do for a living (company you work for, official title, daily responsibilities, etc.)?
I’m a front end designer/developer at LBDesign. We’re a small communications consultancy. I design and build websites with HTML, CSS/SASS, PHP and WordPress. I mainly build custom themes. I am also an instructor for the Women’s Coding Collective.

2) How did you get into WordPress?
After I got my undergrad degree in English, I took an HTML class that I had a lot of fun with and then I went back to school for a web design certificate. One of my teachers there told me about a company looking for a web person, whose website was on WordPress. I was like “but I don’t know WordPress!” She was like, “you’re fine.” Then I worked for them for two years.

3) What’s a great experience you had at a WordCamp?
I’ve only ever been to one WordCamp and it was WordCamp Philly 2015. It was amazing. I met a ton of really awesome people and learned a lot, too!

4) What are your non-WordPress, non-Computer related hobbies?
When I’m not at my computer I like to snuggle with my puppies, paint, crafts, and yoga. I also like scrapbooking, writing, reading, meditation and have interest in women’s issues and fashion.

5) If you could be any fictional character, who would you be and why?
I would be Sabrina the teenage witch because magic!