In case you’re unfamiliar with either company, allow us to introduce you.
With a goal to cater to people that know and love WordPress, helping them do what they do better and in a more informed way, Post Status provides top tier industry analysis, an excellent community chat for WordPress professionals, a high-quality WordPress job board, exclusive deals for our subscribers, and more. Learn more about the Post Status Club.
Yoast is on a mission to make SEO manageable for anyone, giving everyone the opportunity to rank in the search engines. Using their SEO plugin, blog posts, and online courses enables both large companies as well as small websites to attract the traffic they desire.
To learn even more about them we chatted with Cory Miller from Post Status and Neringa Kavaliauskaite from Yoast and to find out what excited them about partnering with WordFest Live 2021. Here’s what they had to say:
Why is reaching out to the remote working community important to you?
Cory Miller from Post Status summed it up this way:
Most of our community members work remote, like so many in the WordPress ecosystem that we serve.
Neringa Kavaliauskaite from Yoast commented:
A growing part of our team is remote, and we’re looking for even more remote colleagues. We also recognize that a significant part of our community is working remote, so everything that helps remote working people will eventually help WordPress.
We then asked; how have you adapted to the virtual event environment?
For Cory Miller from Post Status, the flexibility of virtual events is very appealing:
We were planning for some big events in 2020 and also into 2021 and had to put those on hold unfortunately. We quickly pivoted to utilize our Post Status Live for virtual events and are aiming to roll more out in 2021.
Neringa Kavaliauskaite from Yoast mentioned some of the extra work that comes with being a virtual sponsor, but is also embracing the benefits:
Switching from in-person events to virtual events suddenly allowed us to be part of WordCamps we would otherwise never have been able to attend. Travelling to Lima from the Netherlands for one or two days is impractical, but now that WordCamp Lima was a virtual event -for example-, we were able to engage with a community that’s mostly new to us.
Neringa Kavaliauskaite from Yoast went on to hit on one of the most exciting benefits of the virtual even space:
Virtual events are a game-changer when it comes to equal chances for everyone. Not everyone has the same opportunities for travel and stay, and now that events have moved online, more people from all over the world can attend those events, learn from them and meet the community.
We have high hopes that this will allow people from typically underrepresented groups to be part of our wonderful international community.
We thank Post Status, Yoast, and the rest of our sponsors for their support. WordFest Live 2021 will feature speakers, partners, and attendees from across the globe.
What excites you about WordFest Live 2021? Let us know in the comments below.