Essays

John Blackbourn

Make It Better, Give It Back

Contributor: John Blackbourn

Recently, technology entrepreneur Anil Dash tweeted the following question: Who is a person (not counting family) that opened doors for you in your career when they didn’t have to? Anytime is a good time to show gratitude! If you need a pick-me-up, go and read through the replies and threads that start with Anil’s question. …

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Meher Bala

My Journey from being a Dyslexic kid to becoming A Co-organiser For WordCamp Mumbai

Contributor: Meher Bala

In my early childhood, my parents were told that I was dyslexic and had dyscalculia. They were told that with this drawback, I would never achieve anything constructive in my life. My parents were a little shocked as they had no clue what was dyslexia and dyscalculia and how to handle the situation. They never gave up …

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Igor Benić

WordPress allowed me to have a Dream Job

Contributor: Igor Benić

I was always interested in computers but I did not know I would become a developer. As a kid, a dream job, was playing and reviewing video games. I believe, many kids had a similar dream job. I guess, that’s where I started seeing a dream job would be a job where you would be …

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Gabor Javorszky

Finding My Way Out Of My Comfort Zone

Contributor: Gabor Javorszky

I don’t remember when we had a computer for the first time. I practically grew up with them. Hungary was a communist country when I was born in ’84, so while everyone had a job, no one could really do their own thing. Everything was state owned. In 1989-1990 there was a change of regime …

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Chetan Prajapati

Remote Work Brings Freedom

Contributor: Chetan Prajapati

આ નિબંધ ગુજરાતીમાં પણ ઉપલબ્ધ છે First of all, I want to say thank you to HeroPress for reaching out and letting so many people share their stories. I am a follower of HeroPress and read new stories every week! A few months ago my friend Juhi Patel shared her great WordPress story, and I …

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Mary Job

WordPress Gave Me the Perfect Identity

Contributor: Mary Job

How it all began… I remember when cybercafés started trending in Nigeria; I had just finished high school and was awaiting my results for admittance into the university. I would spend not less than 10 hours surfing the internet every day, all my pocket money went into buying bulk time at cafes. My first email …

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Michaël Nde Tabefor

Finding WordPress in Cameroon

Contributor: Michaël Nde Tabefor

My name is Michaël Nde Tabefor, I reside in Cameroon. I grew up in the economic capital of the country surrounded by so much diversity and culture. Yet I was still very young when I developed an interest in technology, back in Primary school I had a PC at home I used to play around, …

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Sheryle Gillihan

My journey to WordPress taught me that my talents are best used elsewhere.

Contributor: Sheryle Gillihan

My first website was built using Frontpage. Then I discovered Geocities, which at the time made it easy to break and fix code and have it instantly live for others to find on the world wide web. It was an optimal learning environment for me. I learned HTML and CSS by copying, pasting, and then …

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Bianca Welds

From the Outskirts to an Insider

Contributor: Bianca Welds

WordPress wasn’t the first blogging platform I tried. My very first blog was set up using Blogspot (now Blogger). I didn’t even know I wanted a blog to tell you the truth. But let me take a step back. I am a techie. A very “untechie” techie, but a techie nonetheless. I actually went to …

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Kim Parsell, WordCampt Dayton 2014

A Family Well Loved

Contributor: Kim Parsell

There are times when I hear a story from the WordPress community and I think “That’s a HeroPress story”, whether it has been or ever will actually be posted on the site. Some stories are just so great that you think “Wow, that’s just really great”. This week’s essay is one of those stories, but …

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