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Mary Job

  • Member Since: April 28th, 2016
  • Nigeria
  • https://www.howdoyou.tech
  • CEO at How Do You Tech
  • @mariaojob on WordPress.org, @maryjob on Slack
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Bio/Description

Hello, i am first a Philosopher, then a New Media Freak and last but definitely not the least, a WordPress Lover. I fell in love with IT precisely the year 2002 when cybercafes became popular in Lagos, the city where i grew up. Gladly, my love for Technology has not diminished but has grown bigger and wider with the new Tech inventions that spring up everyday. When i am not sitting in front of my PC, i am either sleeping or watching a movie..haha.

I have been into blogging for quite a while, i have tried different platforms in the past but none has given me the satisfaction and discovery that WordPress blogging has bestowed upon me. I love simple things, i love myself, my creator, my family. Hmm, i love great food *grins*, i love to meet new and exciting people, networking, exchanging ideas and learning new things and cultures, i love mysteries, i love my work tools and gadgets.

What else? Mhh…. I love traveling, experiencing new places and i definitely love photography, i like to take pictures of people, food, myself and any sight that piques my interest. I know some people roll their eyes when they see other people taking selfies, i used to be shy to take selfies but not anymore. You know why? I do not have a single picture of my life in high school, and only few of my degree days. When i think about the memories, i ask myself…why are there no pictures of these times?

That has to change..don’t you agree?

Interests

Tech Applications and Software. Knowledge Management. Information Societies and Technologies.

WordPress Origin Story

I was in Ghana 2015 volunteering for my internship with the Salesians of Don Bosco when i got introduced to WordPress. I was surprised to find that their website was built on WordPress, as far as i was concerned, i tried blogging with WP about 3 years before that and it was a disaster.

I felt it was too complicated and difficult to use for blogging, much less designing a website. My internship assignment was a media collection database for the community while i did my blogging on another platform i had been using for years. Quite frankly, the most a published post on my blog got was usually a like from a friend or one comment and maybe 40 views, i used to think it was a personal blog after-all, maybe that is why.

Someone awesome in that community then asked why i was not blogging with WordPress, he then gave me a whole folder containing video tutorials for WP beginners which took me two weeks to watch and understand.

Today, i thank my creator for the day i was given those videos because i have not been able to look back from using WordPress. I moved my blog to WP, got over a hundred followers in two months, redesigned my blog to look so cool that i fell more in love with blogging.

Oh and guess what? I got my first client in the Tech World from WordPress, my client was based in the UK and they loved how my blog looked and needed a redesign for their WP website which was horrible to say the least. This started my journey into learning about WP, i made a lot of mistakes and i learned a lot too, today i am crazy about WP and actively building the WP community in my country Nigeria.

Moral of my Story:
1.) WordPress truly is anything you want it to be – make good use of your imaginations.
2.) No matter what you want to learn to use, there is no shortcut, if you dont take the patience to learn and understand any craft (Tech applications and software included), you are setting yourself up for a big time failure.
3.) Google is your best Friend! Don’t let her down, she has a lot of potential – become a great Googler (Know how to get accurate and actionable information for good positive benefits to yourself and your society.

  • Wrote a new post, Call For Organisers, on the site WordCamp Lagos 2019

    6 days ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Got a #WCEU ticket to sell? Let others know!, on the site WordCamp Europe 2018:
    Hi all, i have a free ticket to give out. Please send a mail to…

    2 weeks ago

  • Wrote a new post, Welcome to WordCamp Lagos/Nigeria, on the site WordCamp Lagos/Nigeria:
    Organizers note: Please update the portions with red text. We're happy to announce that WordCamp…

    1 month ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Recap of the Diversity Outreach Speaker Training meeting on May 16th, 2018, on the site Make WordPress Communities:
    Great work so far, well done @Larry and @Jill

    1 month ago

  • Created a topic, Simple to use, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Minimal design, it was simple and useful for what i ne…

    1 month ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Call for Moderators: WP15 needs your help!, on the site Make WordPress Communities:
    central WP15 website Hi Andrea, i . am up for this, sign me up.

    2 months ago

  • Created a topic, Works great as stated, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    This was easy and straightforward to integrate, all yo…

    3 months ago

  • Created a topic, simple to use and minimal, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I used the free version for a client and she loved the…

    3 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post WordPress 15th Anniversary Parties, on the site Make WordPress Communities:
    Yaaaaaaaay. This is exciting, looking forward to the celebration.

    3 months ago

  • Wrote a new post, WordCamp Lagos 2018 Debrief, on the site WordCamp Lagos 2018:
    We had been holding meetups for 4 months consistently and had not less than 80…

    3 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Introducing This Year’s Speakers, on the site WordCamp Lagos 2018:
    Thank you Victor, the event was made possible by your attendance. We appreciate your support.

    3 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post …and that’s a wrap!, on the site WordCamp Lagos 2018:
    Thanks Thabo. The kids were awesome and so excited to be there.

    3 months ago

  • Wrote a new post, Post WordCamp Survey, on the site WordCamp Lagos 2018:
    With WordCamp Lagos officially over, we’d like to ask you to please help the organising…

    3 months ago

  • Wrote a new post, …and that’s a wrap!, on the site WordCamp Lagos 2018:
    WordCamp Lagos 2018 is officially over. Thanks so much for attending and making 2018 a…

    3 months ago

  • Wrote a new post, WCLAGOS Speaker Slides, on the site WordCamp Lagos 2018:
    Here are the slides we have gathered from our WordCamp Lagos speakers. There are about…

    3 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post It’s about to go DOWN! #WCLAGOS2018, on the site WordCamp Lagos 2018:
    We bet you came with it.

    4 months ago

  • Wrote a new post, It’s about to go DOWN! #WCLAGOS2018, on the site WordCamp Lagos 2018:
    Are you ready ? The first city WordPress conference in Nigeria. Scratch that, in West Africa…

    4 months ago

  • Wrote a new post, Introducing this year’s Speakers, on the site WordCamp Lagos 2018:
    We’re very excited to announce that we have confirmed all of our speakers for WordCamp…

    4 months ago

  • Wrote a new post, WordCamp Lagos 2018 is happening next week, on the site WordCamp Central:
    If you're in or around Lagos, Nigeria and you're connected to WordPress in any way,…

    4 months ago

  • Wrote a new post, Places to stay close to the Civic Centre, on the site WordCamp Lagos 2018:
    Lagos city hosts a variety of lodging options and many are near the main conference…

    4 months ago

  • Wrote a new post, Thank you to our Gold sponsor – Woocommerce, on the site WordCamp Lagos 2018:
    37% of all online stores are powered by WooCommerce. Built on WordPress, WooCommerce is a…

    4 months ago

  • Wrote a new post, Thank you to our Gold sponsor – Jetpack, on the site WordCamp Lagos 2018:
    Jetpack is a free WordPress plugin that simplifies managing your sites. This single plugin enables…

    4 months ago

  • Wrote a new post, Thank you to our Silver Sponsor – GoDaddy Pro, on the site WordCamp Lagos 2018:
    GoDaddy Pro is a free membership program for web developers, designers & agencies. It offers…

    4 months ago

  • Wrote a new post, Thank you to our Silver sponsors, on the site WordCamp Lagos 2018:
    Did you know that Bluehost powers over one million WordPress sites? And did you also…

    4 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Call for Volunteers: Diversity Outreach Speaker Training Roles, on the site Make WordPress Communities:
    Hi Jill. I will come back to follow up after our WordCamp in 20 days.

    4 months ago

  • Wrote a new post, 5 reasons you should attend WordCamp Lagos 2018, on the site WordCamp Lagos 2018:
    Just in case you still don't know what a WordCamp is, we covered that here.…

    5 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post WordCamp Lagos – Call for Speakers still open, on the site WordCamp Central:
    We too. See you there.

    5 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post WordCamp Lagos – Call for Speakers still open, on the site WordCamp Central:
    Hello Tunji, WordCamp is an all-encompassing term referring to a conference, a community organized and…

    5 months ago

  • Mary Job's profile was updated

    5 months ago

  • Wrote a new post, WordCamp Lagos – Call for Speakers still open, on the site WordCamp Central:
    The WordCamp Lagos team is happy to announce that speaker applications for WordCamp Lagos 2018 is…

    5 months ago

  • Wrote a new post, What you should know about WordPress, Meetups and WordCamps, on the site WordCamp Lagos 2018:
    WordPress has come a long way since it first launched back in 2003. It’s now…

    6 months ago

  • Wrote a new post, What is a WordCamp?, on the site WordCamp Lagos 2018:
    What is a WordCamp? What comes to your mind when you hear “WordCamp”? Let me…

    6 months ago

  • Wrote a new post, Kids Camp, on the site WordCamp Lagos 2018:
    Kids And Parents Invited To WordCamp Lagos City! WordCamp parents can now usher in the…

    6 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Recap of the Diversity Outreach Speaker Training meeting on November 29, 2017, on the site Make WordPress Communities:
    Awesome. We will like to run one at our January Meetup as well. When is…

    7 months ago

  • Wrote a new post, Call for Sponsors, on the site WordCamp Lagos 2018:
    Here’s a chance to become one of our awesome partners at WordCamp Lagos 2018! Gold…

    7 months ago

  • Wrote a new post, Call for Volunteers, on the site WordCamp Lagos 2018:
    WORDCAMP LAGOS 2018 – CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS IS NOW OPEN #WCLAGOS Being a volunteer is…

    7 months ago

  • Wrote a new post, Call for Speakers, on the site WordCamp Lagos 2018:
    Are you ready to speak at the first official WordCamp event in Lagos, Nigeria? Organizers…

    7 months ago

  • Wrote a new post, Call for Media Partners and Supporters, on the site WordCamp Lagos 2018:
      We would like to invite you to help us promote WCLAGOS, while giving you access to…

    7 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Proposal for permanent change of word for Code of Conduct, on the site Make WordPress Communities:
    in favour of both a 100%

    9 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Supporting Meetups with Low Content, on the site Make WordPress Communities:
    Excellent resource. This helps me categorize better. Thank you. I did a similar thing on…

    9 months ago

  • Joined the organizing team for WordCamp Lagos

    9 months ago

  • Mary Job's profile was updated

    9 months ago

  • Confirmed as a speaker for WordCamp Cape Town 2017 coming up on October 26th

    10 months ago

  • Created a topic, Great Plugin, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    works as instructed, light as stated.

    10 months ago

  • Mary Job's profile was updated

    10 months ago

  • Confirmed as a speaker for WordCamp Harare 2017 coming up on November 4th

    10 months ago

  • Created a topic, Great Plugin, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    works perfectly.

    11 months ago

  • Created a topic, Works great!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I love this plugin...my login page went from wheew to …

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Works great!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I needed to speed up my site speed load time and this …

    1 year ago