Students in my Clark College WordPress class are required to interview a WordPress professional and member of the WordPress Community as part of their assignments for our student managed site, ClarkWP Magazine.
Would you like to be an interview subject?
Here are the qualifications.
- You must use WordPress actively as part of your business. The article will be focused on the usage of WordPress in your business, not you or your business.
- You must work intimately with WordPress on your site or business, ready to answer questions about how WordPress works (or not) for your business.
- Understand that you may be the main subject of the interview, or one of many interviewed about a specific aspect or feature of WordPress.
- You must be willing to communicate with the student on their time schedule and to their best of the student’s ability to connect. They have deadlines. Students typically do email or social media interviews, though some are open to Skype, Google+ Hangouts, and phone interviews. Interview subjects living close to the Vancouver, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, areas may meet the student in person.
Students come up with their own ideas, questions, and process for the interview. While they do their best to represent you fairly, you will not have an opportunity to review the article before publishing, though you may contact them afterwards and ask for corrections.
You will need to supply them with a photograph of yourself and links to your sites or examples of your work online.
The interviews begin the last three to four weeks of the academic quarter.
If you are a member of the WordPress Community and willing to help a college student interview you, your information will be added to a list. Students will choose an interview subject from that list. There are 16-25 students per class per quarter. Contact for an interview could be this quarter or a future one.
We started this project in Fall of 2014 and it has been an excellent experience for the students to network with members of the WordPress Community and learn more about how WordPress works. The published articles serve as homework assignments as well as credits on their resumes as published authors.
Past interview examples include:
- Interview with WordPress Developer, Jeremy Wilson
- Interview with WordPress Developer Corban Cloud
- Interview with Robert Hughes, Computer Technology (CTEC) Department Chair
- Interview with a Professional WordPress User Jason Meister
- Interview with Scott Gere of Gere Donovan Creative
- Interview with WordPress Blogger: Super Saiyan M
- Interview with Lorelle VanFossen of Lorelle on WordPress
- Interview with Eric Mann
- Interview: Who Are the WordPress Users in Your Neighborhood?
- Interview with Jeff Starr: Perishable Press
- Interview with Kyle Hikalea, Web Developer and Optimizer
- Interview with Bruce Elgort: WordPress for Networking
- Interview with Marci Koski: Fish Biologist
- Interview with WordPress Web Designer Brian Balla
- Interview with Ian Pope: Web Devloper
- Interview with Chris Martin: Professor and Web Developer
- WordPress Developers Discuss Common Fears About Using WordPress
- Interview with Troy Uyan: Developer in the Making
If you are interested in helping students learn more about the WordPress Community, fill in the comment form below and describe your work with WordPress to help the students pick you. Make sure your email and main website is correct in the form fields. Do not publicly publish your email or contact information in the comment box.