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WPMRR WordPress Podcast

Nov 30, 2021

In today’s episode, we get to listen again to Joe and Sam’s conversation about joining WordPress. They discuss Sam’s stories during his firefighter days, how he stumbled upon WordPress and coding, and his approach on how he successfully managed his time to build his own business.  

Sam Smith is a retired Firefighter/Paramedic, an Orlando WordCamp Organizer, and a Web Developer. 

Episode Resources:

What to Listen For:

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:18 Welcome to the pod, Sam!  
  • 03:16 From a firefighter paramedic to a WordPress developer
  • 05:50 Stories of injuries while at work
  • 09:17 Taking little bits per day to successfully launch a business
  • 17:24 Build on relationships and have real friends in the industry
  • 24:59 What’s it like to organize a WordCamp?
  • 28:23 Getting a jump on blog impressions
  • 30:19 The Martian
  • 33:59 Find Sam online