As involved as we are with the WordPress community, we get excited when it’s nearly time for any local WordCamp. Yet, this time we’re super excited because it’s our own local WordCamp – WordCamp Philly! Continue reading
On Friday, September 8th, Lauren Pittenger drove the five hours from suburban Philadelphia to Pittsburgh to attend and speak at the second annual WordCamp Pittsburgh. As expected, WordCamp Pittsburgh prove a wonderfully valuable experience, packed with lots of educational and networking opportunities.
As it’s been more than three months since Liam Dempsey and Tara Claeys launched their new podcast, we figure we should probably announce it on our website. Hallway Chats is a new podcast that introduces the unique designers, developers, marketing consultants, content creators, project managers, and more who make our community the flourishing environment we love.
As we highlighted in our newsletter last month, Liam Dempsey was recently interviewed on a new, popular podcast, How I Built It. Through his podcast, Joe Casabona interviews women and men about how they built a product, a WordPress plugin, a successful business and more.
With MLK Day of Service around the corner, we are looking forward to and preparing to be of service as a team in suburban Philadelphia. We will be joining volunteers to assemble bags of goods for those experiencing addiction in the Philadelphia community. Continue reading
As WordCamp US approached, I began considering how I wanted to spend Contributor Day at the WordPress conference. I reviewed the different options available through the WordPress Community and decided that Support would be a good fit for my skill set. I also thought it would be a manageable way in: answer a few tickets, see if I like the work, and meet a few people on the Support Team. It looked to be just the right amount of commitment. A good way to test the waters, as it were. Continue reading
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Some 15 years ago, Liam first grew a beard. It was a goatee, if Liam’s memory serves him correctly. Shortly after he began sporting facial hair, a friend asked Liam, “What do you call that?” Upon reflection, Liam now appreciates that his friend was asking about the name of that style of beard. However, at the time, Liam thought his friend was, quite literally, asking the name of his beard. Then and there, Liam named his beard, Gary. Continue reading
With December just around the corner, we are greatly looking forward to and busily preparing for WordCamp US, the largest WordPress conference ever to be held. For the second year in a row, WordCamp US will be held in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia. Continue reading
We are excited to share that both Liam Dempsey and Lauren Pittenger will present to the WordPress DC Meetup later this month. Lauren and Liam will travel to our nation’s capital on June 21st to share their experiences on learning and being confident in interpersonal communication. Continue reading
We are very excited to report the news that our own Lauren Pittenger was recently nominated as a Technologist of Year. The nomination was part of Rad Girls’ second annual Rad Awards, in connection with Philly Tech Week. The Rad Awards honors Philadelphia-area women who inspire and lead in the professional fields of technology, media, culture and business. Continue reading