A decade gone, more to come

Ten years ago today the very first release of WordPress was released by Matt and Mike.  My WordPress story starts almost a year later with me searching for something to use for my first personal blog, finding WordPress and I falling in love straight away. The simplicity of the 5 minute install and the freedom to do what I wanted had me hooked.

Over the past ~9 years I have grown with WordPress contributing back in a number of different ways. My addiction to contribution started with the codex which soon led me to trac and sharing patches which fixed bug I found or other people reported. A while later I had the privilege of being invited to join the core team as a lead developer. A few years later this addiction even helped land me my dream job.

Around 1300 commits in, today I’m still contributing and looking forward to the next ten years and what surprises and adventures will be in store for us.

4 Responses to “A decade gone, more to come”

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