Kathy Zant

Well, hello.

I’m Kathy Zant. I’m a writer, speaker, geek, and a mom.

I’m into: honesty, empowerment, the truth, meditation, long walks with dogs, cookies, coffee, and being fully present. Karma is my boyfriend, too. Sorry, Taylor, you’re going to have to share.

I love inspiring people to reach their highest potential by empowering them to leverage emerging technologies. You’ll find me on stages around the world doing just that.

For over two decades, I’ve helped people get more out of technology. From explaining how DNS works to a c-suite at a major airline to helping Sally get her cat blog secured, I’m motivated by making the seemingly complex technology of our world much easier for everyone. I don’t believe there are “technical” people vs. “non-technical” people. Everyone can code. Especially women.

WCUS Open Community Code

I’ve been involved with the WordPress community over the last few years, primarily as a speaker at many WordCamps around the world but also as an organizer for WordCamp Phoenix for 2019-2020 and WordCamp US 2021.

mount shasta california

Though I no longer live there, I consider Mount Shasta my home on earth. I lived there in a beautiful home on a beautiful homestead for 9 years. My kids grew up there and I learned of the mysterious beauty of earth as she is meant to be. I miss it tremendously, and I will be back.

While there I learned how to deepen my intuition, heal myself with plant-based medicine, forage for food, and live without a furnace or air conditioner. I also fell in love with golden retrievers.

I spent two years in the Phoenix area. My fondest memories there consisted of these fine people, the WordCamp Phoenix organizing committee. Even if I was still in Phoenix, I’d have to pass on helping out due to life changes, but I deeply enjoyed my time there primarily because of the people. I was able to head back and visit for WordCamp Phoenix 2023 where I spoke about the cutting edge of WordPress security.

WordCamp Phoenix Org Team
Claire riding Mozart

I currently live in the rural outskirts of Dallas, Texas. I’m here mostly for this kid, who wanted to be here due to the plethora of equestrian activities. She told me at age 3 that she wanted parallel oxers in the backyard. I believed her. She came into this world wanting to ride. Here she is.

Curious about what I’m up to now? You can also follow me on Twitter where I am most active.