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Pramod Jodhani

Becoming A Successful WordPress Freelancer In India

Contributor: Pramod Jodhani

The Back Story In the final year of my Engineering degree, my Head of Department summoned my friend and me to his office. Both of us were not the highest scoring students but we were the most active ones. For our major project rather than building just anything, he wanted us to build a PBX …

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Sandy Edwards

History and Future of Kids Heroes in WordPress

Contributor: Sandy Edwards

Kids events are not a new thing in the WordCamp and WordPress event space, however, the number of these events happening around the world are on the rise. Kids events focus on teaching children how to become content creators, creative thinkers, and even business owners. Numerous repeat attendees have morphed their personal blogs into businesses …

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Allie Nimmons

I Am Cookie Dough

Contributor: Allie Nimmons

I was always told I had to go to college. I was “gifted” so learning came easy and I enjoyed it.  From ages 6 to 18, I went to competitive accelerated schools designed to churn out college students. It was a narrow path I’d been set on, without encouragement to explore beyond. Majoring in theater …

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Yvette Sonneveld

How The WordPress Community Helped Me Face My Fears And Do It Anyway

Contributor: Yvette Sonneveld

Your comfort zone is a muscle. If you don’t stretch it, it will shrink. It still feels unreal. Two days ago, I was standing on a stage, sharing my expertise. And not just any stage. One of the stages of WordCamp Europe 2019 in Berlin. A conference with over 3200 registrants, over 2700 attendees. A …

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Afsana Multani

It’s never too late to start the right career path

Contributor: Afsana Multani

WordPress – Life changing experience Recently I had an enjoyable experience with a team of WPTranslationDay4 where I took the challenge to be a Live Streaming Host for the first time. And it was a fantastic talk with Speakers. By the time you read this, I would have experienced my first international talk in WordCamp …

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Tevya Washburn

My “Hero’s Journey” Through the Dark Underworld of WordPress Hosting

Contributor: Tevya Washburn

The following is an expanded and updated version of my presentation at WordCamp Salt Lake City 2017. My girls love Moana. Especially when it first came to video and they could watch it every day… or two or three times a day if mom wasn’t feeling good or catching up on sleep from being up …

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Ugyen Dorji

Ugyen’s Roadmap to WordPress Contributions

Contributor: Ugyen Dorji

འབྲི་རྩོམ་འདི་རྫོང་ཁ་ན་ལུ་ཡ་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན། Ugyen Dorji is from Bhutan, the landlocked country situated between two giant neighbors, India to the south and China to the north. Ugyen works for ServMask Inc and is responsible for the robust Quality Assurance process for All-in-One WP Migration plugin. He believes in the Buddhist teaching that “the most valuable service is one …

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Taylor Rose

I Grew Up With WordPress, Then WordPress Saved Me

Contributor: Taylor Rose

I grew up in the 90s and 2000s which was a weird time for technology. Part of me remembers carrying around a case of cassette tapes and the sound of dial-up occasionally screaming from the living room. The other half recalls hacking into my dad’s email from the shared family computer for the first time …

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Naoko Takano

Growing Through Translating WordPress

Contributor: Naoko Takano

このエッセーは日本語でも読めます。 I have spent most of my adult life knowing WordPress. In November 2003, a few months after I discovered WordPress, I gave it a spin on my personal blog. A few months later, I started contributing in the form of translating WordPress core and documentation into Japanese. Today, I make a living as a …

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Michelle Ames

I Found My Tribe

Contributor: Michelle Ames

When I was a kid not a single girl said “I want to be a web designer when I grow up”. Mostly because there was no world wide web. There weren’t video games either, until I was in junior high school and Pong came out. Back when I was a kid, girls mostly thought about …

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