Rachel Cherry

programmer. designer. dreamer.

Rachel Cherry (formerly Rachel Carden) is a Senior Software Engineer for Disney Interactive with over ten years experience in back and front-end web development and digital design. Before Disney, she spent over nine years working in higher education and is the Director of WPCampus, a community and conferences focused on using WordPress in the world of higher education. Rachel enjoys building an accessible, open web using numerous, and ever changing, languages, frameworks, and APIs, especially WordPress.

When she’s not helping build the web, she enjoys promoting the importance of accessibility and inclusion while working to encourage openness, collaboration and professional development as a public speaker and conference/meetup organizer. While no longer involved, she is the founder of WebTide and Tuscaloosa Web Professionals as well as an organizer of HighEdWeb Alabama and TEDxTuscaloosa.

A lover of all things Disney, Rachel is also a fitness junkie who loves to tweet, travel and binge-watch old TV shows on Netflix.

She loves to code so be sure to check out her work on GitHub.