How to quickly set up your own local environment and get started in the world of web development and writing WordPress plugins. If you see a need for a plugin, filling it could lead anywhere. Anyone can do it, no previous education required.
Steph Wells is the lead developer of Strategy11 (http://strategy11.com/) - a company specializing in WordPress plugins. Formidable forms (https://formidablepro.com/) and Display Widgets (https://wordpress.org/plugins/display-widgets/) are a few of their most popular projects. She started her career as a Registered Nurse, and later self-taught herself Ruby on Rails and PHP after the first little bundle-of-joy came along in 2007. In less than four years, the Wells team graduated from client work with a self-sustaining plugin of their own.