Tell us a bit about yourself:
MapQuest is the #1 destination for maps and directions in the US, used by more than 40 million every month.
Please share a brief history of your company (or your work with WordPress):
Around since 1994, MapQuest has been using WordPress on blog.mapquest.com since 2008.
What is your favorite plugin?
All in One SEO Pack
Tell us about your latest WP project:
Map Builder plugin for WordPress
Allows users to make maps to embed from the same place as they write their posts.
Share one WP tip:
Update & backup often. A little sweat now will prevent tears later.
Any tips for people just getting started with Blogging or using WP?
Start writing, don’t stop.
What is your motto?
MapQuest is the trusted source for maps and directions; where to go, how to get there and what to do along the way.
What is the funniest tweet you ever read?
I’m so glad my GPS has a bear-warning feature! “Bear to the left.” Ok, I won’t go that way then! Atlanta has SO MANY bears! –@crispycracka
I’m so glad my GPS has a bear-warning feature! “Bear to the left.” Ok, I won’t go that way then! Atlanta has SO MANY bears!
— Christy Ann (@crispycracka) April 24, 2009
What is the funniest thing that ever happened to you at a conference?
Ask me in Chicago
Who is the most interesting person you have met through social media?
Was on a SXSW 09 panel with Todd Huffman. (http://twitter.com/odd) Ph.D., Traveler, Burner, Brain dissector, Entrepreneur
What is your favorite restaurant or club in Chicago?
I still think of the dinner I had at Carnivale (http://www.carnivalechicago.com/)
For desert, Flamingo’s Ice Cream
Why did you choose to support WC Chicago?
We’ve never met an unconference we didn’t like. Looks like a great chance to show support for the community and introduce bloggers & developers to some of MapQuest’s tools.