March is coming to an end, and all kinds of activities are blooming at WebDevStudios (WDS). Our team has been working diligently on a variety of client projects, while still making time for talks, interviews, and Five for the Future (5FTF) contributions. Their hard work is being seen and noticed! We have some impressive company news to share; so let’s get to it.

WordPress 5.7 Contributor

Christina Workman, Support Technician

The newest version of WordPress was released earlier this month. Have you downloaded it yet? Support Technician, Christina Workman, was listed among the contributors. She assisted the development of this release by offering recommendations to the WordPress Events and News widget in the Dashboard.
 
 

Plugin Madness

This is the Plugin Madness 2021 logo.

Longtime favorite WordPress plugin, Custom Post Type UI (CPTUI), built and maintained by WebDevStudios, has made it to Torque Mag’s Plugin Madness again. This annual bracket-style competition pits plugins against one another and lets the public vote on their favorites. Last year, CPTUI made it all the way to the finals. Can we repeat that good fortune? With your votes, we think we can. Please vote for CPTUI at TorqueMag.io/PluginMadness daily.

Five for the Future Media Attention

WDS gets lots of support from the WordPress community for our consistent Five for the Future (5FTF) contributions, but it’s also nice when those contributions garner attention from WordPress publications, too.

Recently, “WordPress Tavern” featured two of our team’s 5FTF projects: Blogroll Block plugin by Support Engineer, Michael Beckwith, and Gutenberg Block Manager plugin by Lead Engineer, Darren Cooney. Read about Michael’s plugin here and Darren’s plugin here.

Interviews and Talks

Matt Report

COO, Lisa Sabin-Wilson, was recently a guest on “Matt Report,” a podcast for digital business owners hosted by Matt Medeiros. In her interview, Lisa shares the details of her role as our COO and talks about how our business has been impacted by the pandemic. Get some insight and inspiration by listening to this episode now.

This is the promotional image used for the Matt Report podcast episode featuring WebDevStudios COO, Lisa Sabin-Wilson.

Torque Social Hour

After announcing WDS’ Next.js WordPress starter, Director of Engineering, Greg Rickaby, was a guest on the “Torque Social Hour” where he talked about this project, which is available to the public, and why everyone is interested in Headless WordPress. You can watch his interview below.

Get Started

In a male-dominated industry, Senior Frontend Engineer, JC Palmes, shared her story of her career and how she went from reading Lisa’s book, WordPress for Dummies, to interviewing with Lisa and landing her current job at WebDevStudios during her guest appearance on “Get Started.” It’s a riveting conversation and destined to inspire anyone interested in a career as a developer. You can watch JC’s interview on Facebook.

Gatsby Conf

Technology lives worldwide, but access to technical information and education isn’t easily available in various languages. Frontend Engineer, Alfredo Navas, is setting a prime example of how to build a regional tech community that uses another primary language that isn’t English. He shared his experiences of how did it at Gatsby Conf. Watch his talk, “Building a Gatsby Community in Latin America,” below.

 

International Women’s Day North America Summit

As if contributing to WordPress 5.7 wasn’t enough, Christina found the time and energy to speak at the International Women’s Day North America Summit. She spoke on the importance of having an accessible website, emphasizing that doing so keeps your website readily available for access by all people. Watch her talk below.

 

We’re Hiring!

WebDevStudios has a plethora of job roles that need to be filled now. If you would love to be a part of a team that nurtures your growth and gives you the confidence, support, and motivation you need to speak at conferences and be interviewed on podcasts, you should look at our Careers page and apply for a position today.

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