Continent: Europe

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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Pull Quote: Be open minded, trust yourself, and talk about what matters to you.

Trust Yourself

Editor’s Note: Birgit has been a friend of HeroPress since it’s very beginning. Through the oddities of life she was never able to do an essay. Recently she told me she would have one soon. This is not that essay. Our contributor this week needed some extra time and Birgit said she had something she …

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Pull Quote: Thanks to the WordPress Community, I've made friends for life, travelled to new places, and had adventures I never thought possible,

Going Back To My Roots

“Get out there and look at that f****n car. Look at that f****n car!” And all of the good little office girls jumped up and ran outside to ogle and coo over the chairman’s latest “prestige motor.” Me being me – someone who couldn’t care less about cars, or massaging the needy egos of the …

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