Here is the tl;dr on amy kamala:
amy kamala is a WordPress DevOps Engineer and a Multimedia Fine Artist from Venice Beach, California.
Here is the long version:
amykamala as a WordPress DevOps Engineer:
For the past 5 years amy has dedicated herself to empowering WordPress users around the globe to better understand and feel confident in working with their WordPress websites. To-date, amy has resolved over 45,000 website errors and has worked on thousands of websites. amy has been steadily rated as the #1 agent for quality by customer feedback on an ongoing basis, and in 2018 amy helped create and implement a new developer service at DreamHost LLC called DreamCare.
amy has spent over a year designing a collection of WordPress focused service packages (such as optimization, SEO and so forth) geared specifically to enable website owners more access to the help they need to accomplish their online business and personal goals.
In 2019 amy expanded her reach by joining the WordPress.org hosting team; helping organize and lead team meetings and make.WordPress.org blog posts. to expand her reach even further and help more people learn, amy started speaking at WordCamps, which is a WordPress-specific tech conference. amy’s most recent talk was at WordCamp Las Vegas in September ’19. Feel free to check out amy’s WordPress.org profile, Twitter and LinkedIn.
amykamala as an artist:
amy has a BFA and an MFA in art and animation and has shown artwork in galleries, museums and film screenings all over Southern California and the USA. amy’s most recent art show was in May 2019, exhibiting a collection of R2D2 fan art in the Little Art Show at the ROK House Brewing Co in Southern California. You can check out more of her artwork on Instagram.
amy works with non-profit organization Jerusalem Prayer Project to help deliver a call for peace in the middle east through documentary film. amy’s IMDB page is found here, but it’s missing over a dozen film and tv projects that amy has contributed to.
Specializing in mixed media and multimedia, amy makes traditional-digital hybrid artwork and films that speak of damaged innocence, child-like wonder and the beauty of emotional tenderness. Her digital-drawing hybrid work confesses a child-like vulnerability with a strikingly dark edge that touches on issues of love, loss and loneliness. Through drawing, photography and animation, amy expresses hope, curiosity and playfulness. amy’s work is personal and auto-biographical, emotional and complex.
Born and raised in Venice Beach, California to a musical and artistic family, amy was heavily influenced by her artist father, wildly encouraging mother and the Venice culture of arts and crafts at a young age. As a youth, amy was in a traveling theatre group, was 2nd chair violin and was in the school choir for 6 years. Here is amy’s secret SoundCloud with some music she has worked on. 😮
Encouraged to explore her creative expression from day 1, amy began her formal studies in fine arts as a child at art school Mission Rennaissance. Her fine arts studies continued throughout high school as she took AP art and photography classes, and attended OTIS College’s Summer of Art program where she studied formal arts and Photography.
amy then attended OTIS College of Art and Design as an undergraduate student, where she earned her BFA in 2004. While at OTIS, amy explored sculpture, digital media and video and developed an interest in animation driven by a strong desire to make her drawings move. After graduating from OTIS she went on to work in animation, landing a job at prestigious Klasky Csupo as a background artist. Thereafter amy worked in film post-production at Fotokem just before she started at UCLA for graduate school. During her graduate school years, amy worked in medicine, graphic design and taught art at UCLA and other private art schools. amy delved further into Animation at UCLA in the Department of Film and Television’s Animation Workshop, where she earned her MFA in Animation in 2014.
amy became a mom in 2012 and then again in 2014. With an interest in attachment parenting, natural medicine and learning through positive reinforcement, amy’s parenting ideals are directly in-line with open source ideals of accessibility and inclusivity.
In 2015 amy added another dimension to her skills set by pursuing a career in technology, working as a support technician for the web host DreamHost LLC. Through almost 5 years of working directly with WordPress users, she developed a speciality in WordPress Development and has thus helped thousands of people with their websites. amy has been steadily rated as the #1 agent for quality by customer feedback on an ongoing basis, and In 2018 amy helped create and implement a new developer service at DreamHost called DreamCare.
amy has spent over a year designing a collection of WordPress focused professional service packages (such as optimization, SEO and so forth) geared specifically to enable website owners more access to the help they need to accomplish their online business and personal goals.
In 2019 amy expanded her reach by joining the WordPress.org hosting team; helping organize and lead team meetings and make.WordPress.org blog posts. Check out her WordPress.org profile. Making her reach even further and to help more people learn, amy started speaking at WordCamps, which are a series of WordPress-specific tech conferences. amy’s first talk was at WordCamp Vegas in September 2019.
To top it off amy is single mom of two and is always on the grind.
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