Nicole Osburn

Groomed for Real Estate, Destined for Something Else . . .

Contributor: Nicole Osburn

While other kids played with beanie babies I was hawking mine on eBay. I was always enamored with business and marketing. My family had a successful real estate business and at a young age I knew I wanted to go into business. I realized the importance of online marketing early on with my beanie baby …

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Puneet Sahalot

WordPress – My Future

Contributor: Puneet Sahalot

I love reading HeroPress essays in my free time. It’s a source of inspiration. Sometimes you come to know about people who faced similar challenges like yours. Sometimes you come to know of people who have failed and worked hard to succeed. It’s always interesting to read these essays and learn from how things can …

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Karin Taliga

Moving On From Moving On Stage

Contributor: Karin Taliga

I am a trained professional dancer. As in nine years of elite ballet school. If you saw Chris Lema’s presentation at WordCamp Europe 2014 when he talked about dancers dancing on their tippity toes – that was me. All the preparations he talked about regarding the point shoes? I’ve done them, and more. That was …

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Andrea Zoellner

A Leap Of Faith Into WordPress

Contributor: Andrea Zoellner

I can talk myself out of anything: going to the gym, leaving town for the weekend, even putting down my phone. In fact, I almost talked myself out of the career move that would change my life. Good thing I didn’t. My Story I studied journalism in Montréal, Canada, where I currently live. After working …

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Jeff Matson

Out Of The Darkness

Contributor: Jeff Matson

When I first chatted with Topher about doing an article for HeroPress, I couldn’t quite think of how I would put the words together to describe my life, and what has gotten me to where I am now. Am I that interesting? This is exactly where imposter syndrome grabs you by the balls thinking you …

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Finding Your Purpose in Life

Contributor: Tonya Mork

For over two decades I was an electrical and software engineer in the high tech automated manufacturing industry. How did I go from engineering mega-million dollar systems to teaching WordPress-enabled web development? My journey is not for the faint-of-heart, but one of miracles, hope, humility, and happiness. This is my story. The First 22 Years …

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WordCamp Europe 2016

Thanks to the generosity of some kind friends it looks like HeroPress will be going to WordCamp Europe. Happily, that means not only me, but my wife will be able to come as well, which is fitting given the amount of work she’s put into HeroPress. We’d love to meet as many people as possible, …

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Nicole Kohler

Fear Defied

Contributor: Nicole Kohler

For almost as long as I can remember, my path through life has been guided by fear. I was a nervous, shy child, though altogether happy for the first few years. I decided from an early age that I was going to be a writer (though as I was always quick to declare, “not a …

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Jitendra Harpalani

A WordPress Journey

Contributor: Jitendra Harpalani

Year 1994 “What do you want to become?”, asked a teacher. “A Software Engineer!”, replied a boy Teacher: “Why?” Boy: “My Mom wants me to become an engineer!” Flash forward … Year 2010 A postgraduate from NYU in Computer Science got placed in Time Inc. as a Front End Developer! He calls his mom and …

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One Year

One year ago, on March 25, 2015, we published the very first HeroPress essay. It was by Andrey “Rarst” Savchenko, and titled “Finding Your Place“. It’s been an amazing journey for me (Topher) personally. I’ve met a huge number of amazing people in the last year, far more than did essays. People who’ve enlightened me, …

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