Chris Wiegman Chris Wiegman

Back to Speaking

Last night I had the privilege of speaking at the WordPress Naperville Meetup. It was my first time speaking at all since 2022 and my first time speaking in person since 2020.

Oh how I missed that.

I’ve had many titles over the years. The title I’m always most proud of is “teacher.” Speaking, whether at conferences or Meetups, is where I get to exercise that skill and interest today. I’m not a story teller. I’m not one to show off future tech. I’m a teacher and I want to help those who listen push their own work further. That is the rewarding part.

Maybe I should have looked for a career in developer relations instead of regular product development. That might have helped me exercise my love of teaching more. For now, I was just grateful to be back in front of a group and talking about a topic that I’ve long been involved in.

Last night’s talk wasn’t even a new one for me. It was WordPress security, a topic I’ve spoken on for over a decade. It was the perfect way to get back into the spirit of speaking.

For those so inclined, you can find my slides from last evening here.

Now to plan a few more talks for the future.