Hi! I'm Rachel Carden, a web developer/designer at The University of Alabama and community/event organizer (WPCampus). Ask me anything!Nov. 11, 2015
I'm a web designer and developer living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama and have lived in this great state all my life. I started using WordPress 5 years ago when I took a job at my alma mater, The University of Alabama.
I've worked in the world of higher education for 9 years, first at Mississippi University for Women (Columbus, MS), then Samford University (Birmingham, AL) and then back to my alma mater, The University of Alabama, where I'm currently in my second position as the web developer for the Division of Student Affairs.
Multisite is my friend.
I have a degree in graphic design but my passion meter tends to learn towards development. I've built my fair share of custom themes and plugins for my job and for fun. I've never released a theme to the WordPress repo, but I have a few plugins available and some that are in development.
I'm a big proponent of collaboration and professional development and am the organizer of several communities, meetups, and conferences, including WPCampus, a new community and conference focused on using WordPress in the world of higher education.
Outside of WordPress and the web, I love spending time, and traveling, with my bad-movie-loving boyfriend, Josh, fitness, anything remotely related to Disney, and binge-watching old TV shows on Netflix and HBO GO (currently watching Boardwalk Empire).
Ask me anything!
p.s. Roll Tide!