What if there were WordPress School? Would you take courses in there or would you like to teach in there? Or both? I know I would. John Saddington wrote an article about it and asked us to dream a little. Well, let’s go off road! One of the first thing we need to do is curriculum of WordPress school. There are many sources where you can read (Codex, WPTuts+, Pippins Plugins, Theme Hybrid) and learn about WordPress. You can attend WordCamps, local meetups and (future) training workshops but that’s not we’re after. Our goal is to study WordPress basics and […]
The WordPress world seems to need more teachers and learning resources. There are plenty of themes already. — Galin Simeonov (@galins) January 31, 2013 This is what I immediately thought when I saw @Galins‘ tweet this morning, which is neat because I wrote on my personal blog something similar along the lines of education recently: Closely aligned with local idea is education and this idea of IRL or elements of being fully present and physical with technology. Education is the hidden gem of the tech world as a trillion dollar industry that few have been able to really tap into. Education may be […]
BuddyPress implementations are growing year-over-year but it’s always neat to find a somewhat non-conventional use that really shines. For example, the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) recently was voted to be one of the top 10 most innovative schools because of their implementation of BuddyPress for admissions, beating out the likes of Harvard for a higher slot in the ranking: The college admissions process is a painful experience for many hopeful students, filled with strict guidelines and often unhelpful officials. But the Milwaukee School of Engineering may have developed the solution. Their Bridge program is an original approach to the process of […]
Jane Wells is someone many of us have seen in nearly every facet (or so it seems) in the WordPress Community – you’ve probably even shaken her hand or thanked her at a local WordCamp as she’s passionate about doing just that. In fact, the first time I met Jane I remember our first conversation which went like this: Me: Hi Jane. Thanks for all your work with the community, I really appreciate it! Jane: Sure thing. That’s what I’m here for. So how have you made our community better? Me: *Stares at ground* … you know, probably not enough.