Speaker Spotlight: Nick Adams

Nick Adams is a web developer and the founder of Revault Media, which is an agency operating in the US and Canada, based out of Rochester, New York. He splits his time between London, Ontario and Rochester, New York where he organizes the WordPress London and WordPress Finger Lakes meetups in each city respectively. Nick started Revault Media while attending the University of Hartford where he studied Computer Science and French. He is passionate about making information and learning accessible to all people.

Nick will be giving a talk titled “Getting Started with Child Themes“.


What is your favorite improvement to WordPress this past year?

WordPress 4.4 (December 8, 2015) was one of my favourite releases in recent years. The additions of responsive image handling and REST API infrastructure to WordPress core were major steps forward for the software. The new oEmbed features, making WordPress a provider, is pretty fantastic and Twenty Sixteen is an awesome and wonderfully coded theme.

Why did you decide to speak at WordCamp Montreal?

The Montréal WordPress community is amazing, and I love seeing multilingual WordCamps, as WordPress is all about democratizing the web and what’s more democratizing than bringing information to people of many languages?

What is your talk going to be about?

My talk is going to be about Child Themes – why to use them and how to make them.

What is the one thing you want people to walk away with from your talk?

I want everyone to be using a Child Theme from now on! No more lost changes due to updating themes.

Who in the WordPress community inspires you? Who do you follow?

I’m a very big fan of Montreal’s own Carl Alexander. His blog is one that I can’t stop reading.

What new feature would you like to see in the future?

Full REST API integration in core.