It’s always a joy to talk with someone in the education space of WordPress. One thing is certain. I can always tell that it is their passion. Brian Richards from WPSessions is no exception.
I have known Brian since he started his online training. When I was a trainer myself, many people came to me wanting to learn WordPress development. I was about as far from that as any human can be. And for quite some time, it was challenging to find someone to send them to. There was definitely a niche waiting to be filled. Then Brian launched WPSessions.
Brian shared what inspired him to start WPSessions. Initially is was all online courses, but then he moved into doing more personalized team and individual training, both online and in-person.
He talked about his challenges there, including the desire, at this point in his life, to not spend most of it on the road. We chatted about how training, especially one-on-one, can be cost-prohibitive. And we shared ways we have experienced training in multiple locations.
I asked Brian how he feels WPSessions has brought strategic value to the WordPress community. And whether he thinks that in the past 5 years, since starting WPSessions, the size and scope of developer training has grown.
We ended with some of his non-WordPress pastimes like movies and legos. If you haven’t heard about it already, you won’t want to miss with his legos story.
And where the heck did rzen come from? Good idea or not?
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