About Ugyen Dorji
Ugyen Dorji (WordPress Meetup and WordCamp co-organiser) from Bhutan and responsible for the robust Quality Assurance process for our All in One WP Migration plugin. The best Accomplishment moment of my life comes to me with believing in the Buddhist teaching that “the most valuable service is one rendered to our fellow human.” I work for a company called ServMask Inc, who has been participating in the WordPress community for many years. This has given me the opportunity to attend some engaging and creative events which have been an amazing experience for me.
Q. How did you come into your current field? Share a bit of the background?
A. Back in 2016, I had been looking for a new working place after my former cloud company got shattered with some financial crisis, I have looked for a new job. For which I tried my best and one fine day I made it to an interview – where I have been triggered with WordPress questionnaires. On that moment he has no proper answer for interviewers saying big number to interviewers, though I have basic knowledge about WordPress. After that day, just sat in his room with silence and made up my mind to learn and get skilled myself with WordPress wisdom, watching cities from his window receiving cool air, and said myself.
“I will make my career with WordPress and it will be my bread and butter”.
After a few months, I received a call from ServMask Inc, who developed a great plugin called “All-in-One WP Migration” which made my dream come true like an angle ServMask Inc blessed my dream to make my living with WordPress.
Q. What’s the most interesting project you have done to date in WordPress?
A. 1. Co-Organizing Thimphu‘s WordPress Meetup
2. As one of the WordPress Translation Day 4 organizers, I have able to introduce more translation contributors for my locale Dzongkha and have successful first WordPress meetup Thimphu which coincide with WordPress translation day 4.
3. Becoming part of the most anticipated WordCamp – WordCamp Asia 2020 which would be happening soon is the most challenging and interesting project that I am working on as co-organiser.
Q. Have you ever been to any WordPress meetups or WordCamps? If yes did you learn anything useful?
A. Yes, these events give people the opportunity to get together and share their experiences and expertise, as well as to learn more about what can be done with WordPress. WordPress Meetups are the seed that leads to the growth of WordPress communities and is a platform for plugin and theme developers to meet WordPress users and website developers. It’s a great environment where many incredible discussions about WordPress take place. The “tribe” meetings are a fantastic opportunity for aspiring computer engineers, content writers and developers to showcase their talent and meet each other.
Q. What does your workstation look like?
A. It’s merely merge with alter as I believe in lord Bhuddha.
Q. What kind of tools/software do you currently use for your creations?
A. cypress.io, selenium and G-Suite and WordPress
Q. What interesting feature do you think you would like to see in WordPress and is currently missing?
A. Bulk Option to upload more than one plugins would be great feature which is currently missing at this place.
Q. Out of the current plugins and themes which one do you like the most and why?
A. I like all sorts of plugins and themes that stratifies the user experience on making user much easier to create their WordPress site with ease, amongst the all All-in-One WP Migration the most because I daily use this plugin as it saves our time on migrating sites from one host to another.
Q. Which WordPress hosting do you use and would you recommend for your clients and others?
A. Actually I do use all the hosting providers but I would recommend for students to use open source WordPress host like wordpress.com, MAMP and XAMPP to host WordPress locally to try WordPress if you’re beginners to WordPress.
Q. Do you like/love what you currently do in WordPress?
A. I would like to create more workshops on Open Source Software on WordPress for young kids and preservation of our national language “Dzongkha” for WordPress with my beloved kings Bhutanese Gross National Happiness four pillars and aiming youths as they are the next generation who could help next new generations on keeping the use of WordPress.
Q. What would you like to do in the future in the current field or somewhere else?
A. I would like to Organise WordCamp Thimphu in the near future.
Q. Can you give us some reference for whom we should conduct an interview next and why?
A. I would recommend to follow HeroPress as there are many WordPress folks who contributes for WordPress