Pay It Forward with the WDS Holiday Charity Competition!

I work for an awesome company (WebDevStudios) that values philanthropy as much as I do and I am very proud to be a part of their charity efforts. For the holidays, we at WDS split into 3 teams, and each team has elected a favorite charity that they are raising money for:, Freedom Projectz, or the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Each team is competing with each other to raise the most money for their charity, and WDS will donate $1,000 to the winning organization.

2014-12-06 11.28.07My team, “Scream Team”, has raised $430 so far and we have till December 24th to collect donations for our cause. In an effort to bribe my friends and family to donate, I personally made 52 batches of peanut butter fudge over two days and I am shipping them all over the country along with a note about the WDS Charity Competition and urging them to donate to We chose this charity because we would like to see more children with laptops learning code and WordPress, and every $250 raised provides one laptop to a deserving child.

You can read more about what each charity does on our post at WebDevStudios’ blog. All three causes are excellent choices and we hope that you will pay it forward with us by donating to one or all of the charities this holiday season:

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Suzette Franck’s 2014 WordPress Evangelism Year-end Review


Team WebDevStudios at #WCSF

In 2014, I spoke at 10 WordCamps and I enjoyed visiting new places and meeting new people. For 2015, my goals are to speak much less, but to focus on learning and teaching what I know to others.

WordCamp Speaking Engagements Total: 12 times at 10 WordCamps, 5 Videos

Phoenix, Lancaster, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Charleston (2x), Chicago, Milwaukee (2x), New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas

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“Five Reasons Why I’m Thankful for WordPress” – by Suzette Franck for WebDevStudios Blog

by Suzette Franck for WebDevStudios

“As a Front-end WordPress Developer, I’ve become an avid reader of WordPress Tavern; their articles are always relevant to me and of a very high quality with just the right amount of new information. Their recently published article, 6 WordPress Things I’m Thankful For by Jeff Chandler is no exception, and got me inspired to ponder about what in WordPress I am most grateful for and write this article”…

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