Every once in a while, I hit on an exciting topic that doesn’t fit in the scope of our podcasts. In those instances, I add a special podcast to our mix.
This is one of those.
My friend Rachel Cherry not only works full-time for Disney, but she is also the founder of WPCampus, a conference focused on WordPress and higher ed. She does both a in-person conference as well as an online version, that just recently was done. So I wanted to dive a bit into Rachel’s background in higher ed, how she came upon the idea of WPCampus and more. Listen in to the chat.
I started by asking Rachel about her background in higher ed and about her passion for education. I was curious to know how the idea for WPCampus came about and why she focused on higher ed. Rachel also shared some insights around which was more successful, her online or in-person events, or whether each filled a specific need and spoke to a different audience.
She shared some of the challenges in this space and how WordPress has filled those needs. You will hear how multi-sites play a big part of that.
Rachel also touched a bit on how ease of use is an important requirement for the higher-ed set—and how Gutenberg might affect those users.
And lastly, Rachel shared some of the cool and unique ways various campuses are using WordPress.