There are a lot of people contributing to WordPress in a variety of ways. This podcast aims to tell their stories.
Birgit Pauli-Haack started building websites in 1996 and runs Pauli Systems, a web development agency since 2002. Apart from building web apps for small business and nonprofits, she contributes to the WordPress project as Community Deputy and on the Documentation team. For the last three years, she also curates news and community contributions about the WordPress block editor on the Gutenberg Times website and is a co-host on the Gutenberg Changelog podcast with Mark Uraine, design lead for the Block editor.
Adam Warner builds communities and connections. He is a true WordPress software evangelist in spirit and personality. Today, he is the Global Field Marketing Sr. Manager for GoDaddy, bringing his experience and knowledge of the web and online business to the WordPress community. Adam is also passionate about his family, robots, and of course Life, the Universe and Everything.
Sandy Edwards is the Youth Event Working Group Leader, which is part of the community team. Sandy is a project manager and developer at her company Data Driven Labs and she has a passion for educating kids and teens in technology, especially WordPress.
Episode 9: Bud Kraus
Bud Kraus is the creator of 2 online WordPress Courses. With over 50 videos he's helped beginners from around the world learn WordPress at no cost. Bud is a regular at WordPress MeetUps in New York City and Northern New Jersey. He has presented talks on web site security, Gutenberg plugins and local development. In addition to speaking at WordCamps along the Eastern seaboard, he has served as Speaker Wrangler for the past two WordCamps in New York City. When he's not creating videos for beginners or writing for his WordPress Big 3 newsletter that comes out every Sunday morning he's building and working on web sites for small businesses and organizations.
Episode 8: Malcolm Peralty
Malcolm Peralty is the co-founder of PressTitan, a WordPress services company for small to medium-sized businesses, and joins me from his home office in Kingston, Ontario Canada. Malcolm has been using WordPress for a long time. He has developed themes and plugins and currently likes to help out on the support forums.
Justin Ahinon is a WordPress developer and core contributor based in Cotonou, Bénin. He currently works at Seme City Development Agency, an innovation and knowledge hub launched by the current government of Benin. We talk about how Justin started contributing to WordPress on the translation team, leading a core release, World Translation Day, and contributing to documentation.