By Wendy Sarubbi | December 16, 2011 3:32 pm

The UCF College of Medicine Web Team presented the medical school’s new website and content management system at this month’s WordPress WordCamp in Orlando. Over 100  web designers, bloggers and marketing communicators attended the two-day event.

The College of Medicine’s Matthew Vaccaro and Justin Sisley were selected as conference speakers to show participants how they had developed WordPress into a dynamic content management system for the college’s new website.

The new version of is easier to navigate and update and is more modern in design, more interactive and more innovative, better reflecting the medical school’s role as a leader of 21st century medical education.

Using WordPress, Matthew and Justin actually created their own website applications and functions. “When it came to redesigning our website, our motto was, ‘Challenge accepted,’” Matthew explained. “We wanted to create a website that the medical school would be proud of, and that our audience would enjoy, a website that reflected the college’s role as an innovative leader.”

Following the conference, Matthew and Justin’s presentation was displayed across the Internet. The Social CMO, a consortium of communicators dedicated to social media, focused all its WordCamp tweets on the presentation. So far, those tweets have received more than 35,000 impressions. The web team’s slides were also posted on the home page of SlideShare and have received more than 1,000 views.


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