Uriahs Victor

A Minority Amongst Minorities

Contributor: Uriahs Victor

I’m a minority amongst minorities, but it doesn’t matter. Let’s get to know each other Hi, I’m Uriahs Victor and I’m a Carib – bean from the island of St. Lucia. How many Black Developers do you know in the WordPress Community? 5? 20? How many of them are from the Caribbean? How many raised …

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Nevena Tomovic

Taking A Chance With WordPress

Contributor: Nevena Tomovic

My grandad always used to say “živi se usput”, which translates from Serbian into “life happens while you are making plans“. Everyone is in a rush,  planning their next weekend, holiday, career path, children…. Of course you have to exercise, stay fit, look good, relentless pressure is the way of life today. I happen to …

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Stacey Bartron

Finding WordPress in Fargo

Contributor: Stacey Barton

I am sure most of you are wondering “New phone, who dis?” when it comes to me. Okay maybe not those words exactly, but I know I am a no-name and haven’t been around very long. I haven’t created any kick ass plugins (yet), I haven’t contributed to WordPress core (yet), and I haven’t developed …

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Juhi Saxena

The Joy of Giving Back

Contributor: Juhi Saxena

I was born and brought up in a very small town called Patiyali. Patiyali is on the banks of the river Ganga. It is in India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh. Patiyali was laid back and idyllic, with no real opportunities in IT or computers. My father never wanted me to go for IT Job because …

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Marc Benzakein

16 Little Things That Grew Into Big Things (My Life in a Bunch of Words)

Contributor: Marc Benzakein

I suppose I’ve always had the “entrepreneurial spirit.” My first taste of being in business likely occurred prior to this, but the first time I *remember* really enjoying building my own business was in the fifth grade. Little Thing #1 For Christmas, I had gotten a new handheld electronic game. I suspect that most readers …

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You'll be happiest when you define success by the number of lives you touch for the better.

Defining Success

When I first started HeroPress I assumed we’d get at least 1000 page views per day. How many WordPress developers are there in the world? Tens of thousands? Hundreds of thousands? What about bloggers? Users? Millions of them? Surely even a tiny tiny fraction of that would make for thousands of page views, right? I’m …

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Amy Lane

How WordPress (literally) turned me into a brand new person

Contributor: Amy Lane

In the beginning… I’ve always been a geek. When I was in the third grade, I wanted to grow up to be an Egyptologist (or maybe a Marine Biologist; I changed my mind often). My dad built custom computers for a living, and early on, he taught me how to build and wire a computer …

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Madalin Milea

How to Learn WordPress Without Doing It on Your Own

Contributor: Madalin Milea

Wait, what? Okay, the headline might be a bit confusing, but bear with me. It all makes sense, I promise. Let’s start somewhere else, though. Hi, I’m Madalin Milea, and I am a technology professional based out of Rennes, France. I’m self-employed, a WordPress enthusiast, collaborating with CodeinWP (one of the top blogs about WordPress), …

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Topher DeRosia

Making Family

Contributor: Topher DeRosia

It’s not uncommon for me to ask someone to write a HeroPress essay and have them respond with “Why me? I’m not really on the periphery of anything. WordPress didn’t really help me overcome any hardship”. Almost every time I help them realize what an impact WordPress has made on their life, and how it …

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Erica Franz

WordPress, Where I Found What I Didn’t Know I Was Missing

Contributor: Erica Franz

Backstory My grandparents used to have a photograph that showed me as a child, just old enough to start walking; and in it I was trying to climb onto this little cement horse sculpture they had in their yard. For as long as I can recall I’ve always had an interest in horses, and it …

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