Get to Know Your Speakers: Zach LeBar

1) What do you do for a living (company you work for, official title, daily responsibilities, etc.)?

I’m a freelance nerd-for-hire. With experience in everything from branding and illustration to web development and sysadmin work, I’m basically a “jack of all web-related trades”. I really enjoy working on projects with multiple facets.

2) How did you get into WordPress?

Spoiler Alert! My talk at WCScranton is actually all about how I got into WordPress and why I’m back to using it today, so you’ll have to wait to hear that story 😉

3) What’s a great experience you had at a WordCamp?

Actually, this will be the first WordCamp I’ve attended. I’ve been aware of them for several years and always thought they’d be a great sort event to attend, so I’m really excited to be a part of WCScranton and hope to have some great experiences.

4) What are your non-WordPress, non-Computer related hobbies?

I could ramble on about all my different interests for way, way too long. I’ll keep it short though and say that I love drawing and painting, as well as exploring the great outdoors. My wife and I really love hiking around the Pocono Mountains where we live. There’s some really beautiful scenery.

Oh and disc golf! I love playing disc golf too. If you don’t know what that is, look it up, it’s awesome.

5) If you could be any fictional character, who would you be and why?

Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Obviously. I mean he’s the best of all the Enterprise captains (bring it on Kirk fans!), he had a holodeck to play with, and he got to boldly go where no one has gone before, seeking out new life and new civilizations.

Ever since I was a little kid I’ve wanted to be an explorer. Space is the final (and maybe the most interesting) frontier. So yea, I think being the starship captain of the Federation’s flagship is as cool as it gets!