As communications designers, WordPress is an integral part of our everyday lives. We use it to publish our own content, as well as our clients’. From the occasional blog post to sharing event details around the country, WordPress is our go-to tool. We use it to sell products, collect donations and build e-mail marketing lists. Our primary focus is designing and developing custom WordPress themes. We’ve even recently begun to use the Genesis framework for select projects.
In the last year, we continued to be involved with and support the WordPress community in many different ways. The WordPress community is centered on the collaborative approach to development that comes with the open source software, so it should come as no surprise that we have found the community to be full of open hearts.
Our 2015 Contributions
As a company of two, we saw a very busy 2015. As this year’s conference season begins picking up speed, we are reflecting upon the ways in which we contributed to the community over the past year.
By The Numbers
2 WordCamps organized (including WordCamp US, the largest WordCamp ever)
5 WordCamps attended in three states
15 Talks presented in two states
11 Meetups organized
29 Meetups attended
1 Plugin published
- Last year saw Liam Dempsey on the organizing team of WordCamp Philly for the second year as well as on the organizing team of the inaugural WordCamp US.
- Combined, we attended WordCamps in Lancaster, Philadelphia, Scranton, Baltimore, and NYC, as well as WordCamp US in Philadelphia.
- We delivered talks on topics such as version control, online marketing for small businesses, the command line, minimalist design, child themes, and more.
- Liam gave his first five-part webinar series on topics relating to WordPress for nonprofits.
- The Philly ‘burbs WordPress Meetup Group saw its 42nd meetup held.
- Lauren Pittenger published a plugin on the wordpress.org plugin repository.
What’s Next in 2016?
Already more than two months into the new year, we are busy thinking of the ways we plan to contribute back to the community.
- Liam presented his WordPress Goals in 2016 to the Philly ‘burbs WordPress Meetup Group.
- As 2015 wound down, Lauren was invited to join the planning team for WordCamp Lancaster. We both attended WordCamp Lancaster where Liam gave his talk “Outgoing on Command” and where Lauren ran around completing last minute tasks.
As the year gets underway, you can be sure we will be out at WordPress gatherings. We look forward to meeting you there!