As a communications design consultancy, we are big fans of WordPress. We use it every day, making new websites for our clients and maintaining client sites that we’ve built and even some that we have not. While we appreciate the quality of WordPress as a content management system, it is the community around the software that most endears us to WordPress.
Over the years, we’ve become increasingly engaged with and supportive of the WordPress community. We thought we’d share what we’ve been up to over the past year or so to help the community come together, learn and grow.
Although the new year is only a few weeks old, we have already been busy speaking with and enjoying the company of fellow WordPress fans in and around Philadelphia.
- Liam Dempsey continues to organize the Philly ‘burbs WordPress Meetup, which meets once at month at rotating locations near Philadelphia.
- On a cold Thursday night in January, Liam offered 5 WordPress challenges for 2015 to the Philadelphia WordPress Meetup.
- Liam will be speaking at WordCamp Lancaster at the end of February.
- On the same weekend that Liam will be in central Pennsylvania, Lauren Pittenger will fly out to Las Vegas to attend Prestige, a WordPress conference centered on business and career development.
- Lauren has also recently taken up a new hobby of converting x-large WordCamp t-shirts in pillows.
As a small consultancy, 2014 marked the year the LBDesign team spoke at WordCamps on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
- At the request of Brad Williams of Web Dev Studios, Liam joined the organizing team for WordCamp Philly.
- Along with Jeremy Pry, Liam delivered a presentation on Teaching a Designer to Use Github at WordCamp Philly.
- Ngaire Ackerley, who used to work at our London office, kept very active in the WordPress Community in the UK. She was an organizer of the London WordPress Meetup. She also presented at WordCamp Bournemouth, talking about The How and Why of Creating Your Own WordPress Theme.
As the year progresses, you can bet that we’ll be out and about at plenty of WordPress gatherings. We look forward to meeting you there!
The photo at the top of this page was taken by Brad Williams at the January gathering of the Philly ‘burbs WordPress Meetup.