Angela Jin on WordCamp US 2020 Cancellation and the Future of WordPress Education

Angela Jin on Post Status Draft

Angela Jin is our guest on the latest episode of Post Status Draft. Join us as we ask what the future holds for the conferences, meetups, and other social gatherings we’ve enjoyed in the past.

What can the WordPress community look forward to in future WordCamps? 🏕️

In this episode of Post Status Draft, David Bisset talks with Angela Jin about WordCamp US 2020. David recorded this interview around the time WCUS normally would have taken place in St. Louis, Missouri. The conference organizers decided to cancel the event months before, due to COVID-19. 😷

Angela has been organizing, starting conversations, and setting policies for WordCamps since she joined Automattic in 2018. She is one of the community organizers for the WordPress open source project and was part of the WCUS 2020 team also.

Then and now, there were questions about what led to the decision to cancel such a major event. Why didn't WCUS become a virtual conference, like WordCamp Europe? What are organizers planning for future WordCamp US events and WordPress education in general?

David sat down with Angela to get a better understanding of the WordPress community and its needs during a pivotal time of change. Join us as we discuss what the future holds for the conferences, meetups, and other social gatherings we've enjoyed together in the past.

🔗 WCUS 2020 and other topics mentioned in the show

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