Community Roundup Week Ending May 5
AI and WordPress is AI and All of Us
In a recently blog post, Kathy Zant wrote about using AI for new headshots, and how that caused her to think about how we perceive ourselves versus how we might perceive ourselves – and our possibilities – when we look at ourselves through AI “eyes.”
She and I talked about it on next week’s episode of WPMotivate. (You can hear the whole thing on Monday on our site.)
After both reading Kathy’s blog and having that conversation with her, and also learning more about the Metaverse in a Torque Magazine Live Podcast with Doc Popular, William Jackson, and Aida Jackson, I’ve been thinking more and more about how in a virtual world we really can be anything we can dream. So why not bring those dreams into the real world, too?
If you’re working on a project or have ideas, you don’t have to keep them as dreams or work in a vacuum. In the Post Status Slack there are plenty of people to talk through ideas with, partner with, or simply gain inspiration from. If you’re not in our Slack yet, join us and you’ll gain access. We’d love to have you.
We’re a community. We may work remotely, but we’re all in it together.
In other Community news…
MasterWP, the WordPress newsletter and education platform, announced its 2023 WordCamp US Travel Grant program, which will provide more than $10,000 in grants for members of underrepresented groups who are accepted to speak at this year’s premiere WordPress community event in National Harbor, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C.
WP Campus announced their conference schedule.
WordPress Accessibility day posted their Call for Speakers.
WordCamp US announced their Call for Speakers.
In the Spotlight
Post Status professional member Daugirdas Jankus is in the spotlight this week. Daugirdas is the Chief Marketing Officer at Hostinger, a web hosting company based in Lithuania. He has been using WordPress since he was 12 years old, and he is an active member of the WordPress community.
Join Us on Meetup
Join us for our May Meetup where we’re celebrating WordPress’ 20th year! More details will be added soon on our Meetup page!
- WordPress Blog: 20 Days to Celebrate 20 Years of WordPress, From Blogs to Blocks
- MasterWP Blog: Mindful Creation: Navigating Copyright Challenges with ChatGPT
- Podcast: Navigating the Gutenberg Landscape: Building a Profitable WP Theme Business
- Podcast: Should you use Cloudflare (CDN) on your website?
- WordCamp Buffalo May 6
- YoastCon May 11
- WordCamp Europe June 8-10
- WP Campus July 23-14
Check out more WordPress events on WP.Events, a site I curate through StellarWP.
Photo of the Week
Today’s photo of the week comes from Nastia Kolomoytseva on WordPress Photos.