Video: How to scale WordPress across a university

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2017 website at https://2017.wpcampus.org/schedule/scale-wordpress-across-university/.

Session Description:
Let’s talk about scale! Does your WordPress service scale well? Do your users agree? If remote access is a factor at your statewide system, your satellite institution (or that really far building), then this session is for you. NYU has campuses around the world, yet our model for scaling WordPress can work for schools of any size. We will share our most important strategies for scaling up (and down) across a university.

Speakers:
Peter Arbaugh
Kelsey Buttendorf
Jenny Kijowski
Malik Singleton

What is WPCampus?
WPCampus 2017 was the second annual in-person conference for the WPCampus community, a gathering of web professionals, educators and people dedicated to the confluence of WordPress in higher education. The event took place July 14-15 on the campus of Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Learn more about the event at https://2017.wpcampus.org.

Session Video

Peter Arbaugh

Instructional Technologist, NYU IT@peter_arbaugh

Peter is a graduate of the digital media design for learning program at New York University. He is interested in instructional design and evaluation, games in education, second language acquisition and the design of museum spaces from an educational perspective.

Kelsey Buttendorf

Senior Instructional Technologist, NYU Steinhardt@KButtendorf

Kelsey Buttendorf received her master’s degree in digital media design for learning at New York University, and has received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in anthropology from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. Her experience as a teacher prompted her to recognize the lack of a technology enhanced education in early education classrooms, which piqued her initial interest in educational technology. She is specifically interested in the generational adoption of a digital literacy and a digital citizenship curriculum from PK through higher ed, where the unified goals are to create a college-ready student and a career-ready graduate.

Jenny Kijowski

Educational Technologist, NYU Gallatin@digitalgallatinhttp://gallatin.nyu.edu

Jenny is NYU Gallatin’s Educational Technologist. She is responsible for facilitating the development of pedagogically driven, technology-enhanced teaching practices in the classroom and beyond. She previously served as an Instructional Technology Fellow at Macaulay Honors College, and received her doctorate in English from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her research examines war, trauma, gender, and technology.