What happens when 4 passionate women talk about WordPress and Education?
We end up having a lot of fun and a great conversation!
In April 2019, I was invited to talk about teaching WP on the Women in WordPress Podcast.
The day we recorded was the first time I met two of the show's co-hosts Amy Masson, and Tracy Apps. Fortunately, I knew their 3rd host well. I've had the honor of working and teaching alongside Angela Bowman for over a decade.
This show was created as an opportunity to focus on the amazing achievements women are making in the WP community.
Unlike most of the tech world, WordPress has always felt more inclusive. The podcast highlights female leaders (from developers, designers, marketers, content specialists, teachers and more) in an effort to encourage more women to find careers in tech.
Though I've been involved in the WordPress community since 2005, this was my first podcast.
It's funny how I have no problem speaking live, but when it comes to something being recorded, it kind of freaks me out. Something about the permanence of it all.
Do you ever feel that way?
Yet, other then a slight case of butterflies in my tummy, I think it went well. OK, maybe there were a few spots where the Internet freezes on my end (technology, it's great when it works…).
The conversation ranged from getting started in WordPress to becoming an educator.
What do you think of my 1st appearance on a podcast? Watch it and let me know…
Even if you aren't a WordPress enthusiast, like these ladies and me, you may enjoy listening to it to learn:
- How to get started with WP (hint: I learned how to Google, but nowadays, you can easily join our regional community of meetups, classes, and WordCamps)
- How meeting Angela and considering her a collaborator instead of a competitor (back in 2007-2008) help build a whole community of people building within WordPress here in Boulder, CO.
- Why I enjoy teaching low-tech folks (business owners running their own website/blogs) and what their biggest questions are
If you have questions about WordPress, themes, plugins, hosting or marketing, I'd love to chat with you about them, and more.
Feel free to connect for a free consultation or leave a comment below.