We might all use a bit extra lady energy, and that’s very true within the tech trade.
Be trustworthy. Are you able to depend all of the girls within the tech sector who you may identify on one hand? There’s a very good likelihood you answered sure. However simply because the women aren’t getting as a lot consideration, that doesn’t imply they aren’t making big waves within the WordPress group.
That’s why you ought to be following these 15 girls in WordPress on Twitter. All of them have quite a bit to say, and are positive to encourage you in 280 characters or much less.
1. Mika Epstein
As DreamHost’s official WordPress guru, Mika Epstein troubleshoots any difficulty that comes up, gives top-notch help, and performs a key position in constructing and sustaining DreamPress, our managed WordPress internet hosting resolution. She’s additionally a grasp on Multisite and .htaccess.
When she’s not working as a WordPress developer, she’s racking up stamps in her passport to converse at WordCamps about coding and open supply know-how and sustaining LezWatch.TV, “the best database of queer characters and reveals,” the place she develops software program and sifts by way of queer illustration on TV to make the information seen. However you don’t want a passport to learn her musings on Twitter about WordPress — and sports activities, LGBT points, and a lot extra.
2. Naomi C. Bush
Naomi C. Bush and WordPress go means again. She beforehand modernized WordPress by growing a strategy to settle for funds by way of your website through processors like Stripe. Presently the top Gravity Varieties wrangler, Bush has been working with WordPress since 2005 as an expert website developer, plugin developer, and faculty educator.
The WordCamp common shares her musings about WordPress and all issues tech on Twitter on the common. Comply with her and also you simply would possibly study a factor or two.
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three. Tammie Lister
Tammie Lister is aware of a lot about constructing group web sites utilizing BuddyPress that she might write a e-book about it. So she actually did: BuddyPress Theme Growth. That spectacular ability set has served her nicely in her present job as an expertise designer at Automattic, the corporate behind WordPress.com.
Based mostly within the UK, she has spoken all around the world at WordCamps, waxing poetic on subjects like figuring out your customers and creating human connections on-line. Then there’s Twitter, the place she shares insights and recommendation on the WordPress world — no lecture payment vital.
four. Helen Hou-Sandí
Any WordPress consumer ought to look as much as Helen Hou-Sandí. Because the Director of Open Supply Initiatives at 10up, her company designs and develops WordPress instruments. So what have they completed to reinforce the consumer expertise?
Assume game-changers like a notification plugin that enables content material creators to alert their subscribers to new posts in real-time and a drag-and-drop ordering system for WordPress posts.
As a WordPress Lead Developer, Hou-Sandí works on continuously rising the platform. She makes it straightforward to get a glimpse into her world on her Twitter. The self-described “generally collaborative pianist” and “bossed up dangerous Asian mother” expounds on every thing from IKEA journeys to Mike Pence to favourite snacks. You need to comply with her tweets; she’s all the time unfiltered — and all the time entertaining.
5. Sara Rosso
The last word Renaissance lady, Sara Rosso’s resume is a powerful learn. She lived in Italy from 2003 to 2016 and blogged about it at Ms. Adventures in Italy, the place she now covers meals and journey.
That’s not her solely foodie credential: She’s the founding father of World Nutella Day and co-hosted the occasion till she turned the reins over to Ferrero in 2015. She launched a podcast, Eye on Italy, all about — you guessed it — Italy, earlier than everybody else had one.
Rosso additionally writes about tech and constructing a enterprise on the aptly-named Once I Have Time. An avid photographer, she sells a few of her photographs to Getty Photographs. Lastly, there’s her precise day job: overseeing the advertising division and being a product lead for paid plans at Automattic. All that and extra is on show on her Twitter feed.
6. Stephanie Leary
Whenever you’re able to study extra about WordPress, choose up Stephanie Leary’s e-book, “WordPress for Net Builders.” The freelance WordPress marketing consultant breaks down constructing WordPress themes and plugins, in addition to server-related points. As somebody who has developed a number of plugins herself, she would know the drill.
Along with her latest e-book, “Content material Technique for WordPress,” Leary gives recommendation for “content material strategists and managers on implementing an entire content material technique in WordPress: analysis, evaluation, content material modeling, enhancing and workflows, and long-term planning and upkeep.”
And her Twitter account is simply as informative and simple, with Leary dishing on parenting, politics, and every thing in between.
7. Lisa Sabin-Wilson
When you’re in want of a brush-up on WordPress fundamentals, Lisa Sabin-Wilson is your lady. Presently the COO and accomplice at WebDevStudios, she’s the writer of WordPress for Dummies, BuddyPress For Dummies, WordPress All In One For Dummies, and WordPress Net Design For Dummies. That’s proof that she is aware of precisely tips on how to ship easy-to-digest data for customers of all ranges.
Sabin-Wilson is simply nearly as good at giving displays, as her WordCamp talks show. Her Twitter account is equally dynamic.
eight. Rachel Cherry
As a contract software program engineer and Net Accessibility Specialist and Guide, Rachel Cherry nonetheless builds with WordPress. With over a decade of expertise in back- and front-end net growth and digital design, she spent years as an internet designer and developer for The College of Alabama.
Because the director of WPCampus, she leads the community-centered group on tips on how to use WordPress within the tutorial world, which feeds off her ardour for collaborating. She tweets about simply that, together with being a health addict and traveler.
9. Kathy Drewien
Kathy Drewien believes “your web site is a showcase that tells your story and shares the way you positively influence the lives of others.” And we agree.
A self-proclaimed WordPress fanatic, Drewien (and firm) helps each struggling web site house owners and organizations alike of their quest to make use of WordPress confidently, whereas having fun with it too. A agency believer within the energy of group, she gives personalised steerage to novice customers and people whose websites are “deserted, ugly, damaged, outdated, and non-productive.”
When she’s not engaged on bringing folks collectively, you will discover Drewien tweeting about Mr. Rogers, facilitating month-to-month WordPress meetups in Atlanta, and dealing on the WordCamp Atlanta and WordCamp US organizer groups.
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10. Carrie Dils
If you wish to make a very good residing doing work you’re keen on, name on Carrie Dils. With 20 years of expertise operating an internet company, Dils is an skilled WordPress developer and marketing consultant who makes use of her knowledge to assist different freelancers construct profitable companies for themselves.
Providing hands-on programs by way of The Fearless Freelancer, she encourages freelancers to study new expertise and generate income. Her podcast “officehours.fm” focuses on serving to unbiased WordPress builders and designers develop their enterprise expertise. When you’re extra of a reader, try Dils’ weblog, the place she gives particular WordPress tutorials and writes about enterprise, freelancing, and net accessibility.
And if all that’s not sufficient, Dils additionally supplies WordPress and net growth programs by way of LinkedIn Studying. You should definitely pore by way of her web site rigorously — Dils has quite a bit to supply.
11. Claire Brotherton
Based mostly in Edinburgh, Scotland, Claire Brotherton is a contract net designer/developer who’s been constructing web sites utilizing WordPress since 2012. Specializing in responsive net design and net accessibility, she designs clear, modern-looking web sites utilizing HTML5 and CSS3 in WordPress.
With A Brilliant Clear Net, Brotherton helps people, small companies, and third sector organizations create elegant web sites and a strong on-line presence utilizing WordPress. Her providers embrace web site design, tweaks, upkeep, and even WordPress coaching.
12. Kim Doyal
Previously often known as “The WordPress Chick,” Kim Doyal began a web-based enterprise in 2008 and spent a lot of her skilled profession growing her model round WordPress, constructing web sites for shoppers, and operating “The WPChick Podcast.” However in 2018, this well-known content material marketer stated goodbye to “The WordPress Chick,” and hey to Kim Doyal.
Now, Doyal focuses on “Content material Advertising and marketing for Busy Entrepreneurs Who Give A Sh*t” — serving to them develop their on-line presence, sharing suggestions for rising a consumer base, and inspiring her followers to “present up” in a significant means. Whereas her life-style biz was constructed utilizing WordPress, Doyal now runs “The Kim Doyal Present” and continues to supply content material advertising steerage because the co-founder of the Content material Creators Planner.
13. Bridget Willard
When you personal a small enterprise, Bridget Willard desires to assist be sure you present its finest facet on social media. As a marketing consultant with a background in educating and accounting, Willard makes a speciality of B2B relationship advertising, and has helped construct notable manufacturers for organizations corresponding to Riggins Development, GiveWP, and the Make WordPress Advertising and marketing Group.
An avid WordCamp speaker, she has additionally been an organizer for each WordCamps Los Angeles and Orange County.
Need free advertising recommendation from Willard? Tune in to “WPblab,” a podcast and dwell YouTube present she co-hosts with Jason Tucker on the WPwatercooler community.
14. Alice Elliot
Alice Elliot is a digital marketer and blogger who makes a speciality of “explaining issues actually merely” — it’s no marvel WordPress was her platform of selection when she began running a blog again in 2006.
Captivated with blogs and the advantages they will convey to each people and companies, Elliot began her award-winning weblog, Fairy Weblog Mom, to offer a jargon-free, extremely visible strategy to present learners tips on how to use WordPress.
Today, Elliot is taking a break and utilizing her weblog “to advertise good and constructive commenting, and in addition to elucidate why there’s a lot nastiness and negativity on the net proper now, and what may be completed about it.”
15. Jenny Beaumont
Earlier than she turned the Senior Venture Supervisor and Superior Licensed Scrum Grasp at Human Made, Jenny Beaumont had been a contract net designer and developer in France for 15 years. Earlier than WordPress even existed, Beaumont co-founded a global net design and growth company — finally setting off her profession within the net trade the place she’s gained experience in design, animation, front-end growth, e-commerce, and venture administration over time.
Now, Beaumont is an energetic member of the WordPress group in France and overseas and a former organizer of WordCamp Paris and WordCamp Europe.
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