March 31, 2015

Girl Develop It WordPress Workshop

Girl Develop It is a non-profit organization that helps women aged 18+ learn to code. I’ve been working with them to TA and am going to start teaching classes soon as well.

This past week I was a teaching assistant for the WordPress 2-part Workshop. I basically helped out with hands-on stuff and added my input on topics during the lecturing.

One student asked to hire me to set up her WordPress site on her GoDaddy account, and I was happy that I could tell her that by the end of the class she would be able to do it herself! I had her stay after class and we spent around 10 minutes getting it up and running. She was really happy that it was so easy and I was glad that coming out of the class she was able to it herself without a lot of trouble instead of hiring someone else to do it.

All of the curriculum is open source and available on Github here: https://github.com/girldevelopit