Podcast Episode

416 – How WordPress Changed My Life (Thank You WordPress!)

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How WordPress Changed My Life (Thank You WordPress!)

After seeing an article on WP Tavern about how WordPress has changed people’s lives, I thought I’d do my own version on the podcast this week.

On the verge of the 8th anniversary of the show

  • Graduated in 2007 with a degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Worked at Whirlpool for 3.5 years, commuting an hour each way to work
  • Took a leap of faith and started my own business to work from home
  • Started the podcast and made friends from all over the world
  • Got involved with the WordCamp community and have spoken at more than a dozen WordCamps
  • Applied to work at Automattic
  • Traveled to some amazing places: San Francisco, Austin TX, Montreal, Park City Utah (twice), Whistler Canada (twice), Belize, Barbados, Berlin Germany, Orlando (twice), Dallas, Fort Worth, Chicago, Philadelphia (all for Podcast Movement)
  • Thousands of interactions with customers
  • Contributing to WooCommerce plugins
  • Interviewed on other podcast shows
  • Created online webinars and other videos to share WordPress knowledge
  • Received hundreds of email messages thanking me for teaching WordPress in an easy to understand manner.

Thank you to Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little for creating a platform that makes it easy for folks to use, fun to troubleshoot, exciting to learn and write code and allowing me to learn something new every day.

I’m thankful that I can work from home and be around my kids growing up, take my daughter to school and love what I do when I’m behind the computer.

Thank You!

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