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Recharging My Mind

By Courtney Engle Robertson | November 2, 2020

After a day of teaching or programming, I need to shift gears and use a different part of my brain. It is helpful to inspire creativity, process how the work day went, and enjoy other parts of life.

I am blogging along with my students to demonstrate how to use the block editor.

WordCamp US 2015 Community Summit

Welcome to the Community

By Courtney Engle Robertson | October 26, 2020

Over 50 new people will be joining the WordPress community this week. I couldn’t be more excited.

WordPress as a Community

My friend, William Jackson, has shared his enthusiasm and excitement for the WordPress community many times. His zeal reminds me of what it means to have people that are welcoming.

Screenshot WordCamp Philly 2020 Code Differently Panel

Rejoining the WordPress Community

By Courtney Engle Robertson | October 7, 2020
I'm stepping back in to the WordPress community as a teacher, Training team contributor, and community outreach coordinator.

WordCamp Lancaster 2019

By Courtney Engle Robertson | April 27, 2019

Liveblog notes from WordCamp Lancaster PA 2019

Aaron Campbell

The Future – Why the Open Web Matters – Aaron Campbell

At the very start, the web was open standards, focused on sharing information and being open to as many people as possible.

WP-CLI screenshot of updated plugins

Reemerging and Retraining after Maternity Leave

By Courtney Engle Robertson | December 10, 2018

I’ve been quiet on this site for several years now.  Try as I might, I needed the time away while birthing 2 babies in 2 years.  I extended my recovery to enjoy a few months of solid sleep before pushing again to do more than my contract work and raising children. 

WordPress Training and Curriculum in High School

WordPress Training and Curriculum in High School

By Courtney Engle Robertson | April 8, 2016
Throughout the spring semester, I have been training high school students in all things WordPress.  As a member of the WordPress Training Team, this was a great chance to test out the curriculum that we’ve been writing as a team.
WordCamp Lancaster PA name tag and scarf

WordCamp Lancaster

By Courtney Engle Robertson | March 5, 2016
WordCamp Lancaster PA Liveblog
Your Ultimate WordPress Website Checklist - WordCamp Baltimore

Your Ultimate WordPress Website Checklist

By Courtney Engle Robertson | December 29, 2015

 

WordCamp Baltimore 2015

Whether you are just planning your WordPress website, or you realize that your site needs an audit, it’s worth reviewing this website checklist. This talk was presented at WordCamp Baltimore 2015.

WordCamp US 2015 Community Summit

WordCamp US = friends

By Courtney Engle Robertson | December 8, 2015
Wordcamp US has come to an end, and I must say it was the highlight of my time in the WordPress community. WordCamp is an event focused around WordPress makers and users.  I have attended WordCamps since WordCamp Mid-Atlantic in May 2009.  Most years, I make it to 3 or 4 WordCamps between Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York. 
WordCamp Philly

Coding Optional – Design Your Own Theme With Headway

By Courtney Engle Robertson | December 1, 2015
Coding Optional – Design Your Own Theme With Headway: If you are a more visual thinker, building your own theme without needing to first know how to code can really make all the difference.