Continent: Europe

Pull Quote: I have met wonderful people from whom I have learned so much in the WordPress community.

WordPress Research Behind The Scenes

When I moved from Bogota (Colombia) to Paris I did a degree in translation and found myself, years later, working for one of the most important publishers specializing in research. But my dream since I left Colombia was to study Psychology. After about two years, I quit my job and went back to college. It …

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Pull Quote: I could never have imagined that WordPress would become an important part of my life.

Challenge Gladly Accepted

I grew up in a suburb to Stockholm, where me and my brothers would wrestle over who was allowed to use our first PC. I think it was a pre-owned old beaten Compaq Deskpro 386. We only stopped arguing once we could sit down together and play Civ; one of us at the controls, the …

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Pull Quote: WordPress is not like any other open source communityI saw before.

The Greatest Screenplay Writer

My upbringing was not quite usual Serbian upbringing. I was almost forbidden to do things I didn’t really love. My parents insisted on trying things and finding that deep passion. But I didn’t have to search and try. I always knew what I’d be when I grow up. As long as I remember, there was …

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Pull Quote: WordPress combines people together from all over the world. Maybe WordPress is important after all.

Random Diary Chapters

There goes my hero Watch him as he goes There goes my hero He’s ordinary I have no idea what I’m going to write about. How about people? Ordinary people are heroes to me. People who are willing to help one another. People just like you and me. Well, at least like you :) – …

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Pull Quote: The WordPress community is, slowly but surely, helping me get rid of my ingrown fear of the unknown, of others.

Becoming Myself Again

It’s so easy to become secluded and sit at home, in your own bubble, but it wasn’t until a group of people literally pulled me in with their welcoming atmosphere and demeanor, that I realised that I could function amongst other people as well (even if it was somewhat limited). In The Beginning To understand …

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Pull Quote: WordPress remains the place where you can find yourself, and help make life a little better.

How I found myself in WordPress – Как я нашел себя в WordPress

Это эссе также доступно на русском языке. About Russia and familiarity with technologies Russia is a very large and very different country. The basic population, as well as technological development, is concentrated in the central part of the country, in “city-states”: Moscow and St. Petersburg. Other regions are much less developed: lower wages, worse and …

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Pull Quote: I was helping hundreds of people that were using WordPress for their business. That's powerful.

Becoming Known in the WordPress Community

So you make websites, right? My name’s Juan and I make websites. I’ve been doing that since my brother came home with a computer’s magazine that had a CD with a copy of Front Page 98. I learned about HTML. Tables. Marquees. Divs. CSS. Flash. ActionScript. JavaScript. PHP-Nuke. phpBB. Blogger. And, finally, in 2008, I …

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