Essays

Mel Choyce

Becoming a Better Designer Through WordPress

Contributor: Mel Choyce

The early years I’ve always been an art kid. One of my first school memories is of drawing a clown and my art teacher being so enamored with it, she hung it up on her door for the whole year. The first time in my educational life I didn’t take an art class was my …

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Renee Johnson

The Journey: Curiosity, Challenge, Transformation

Contributor: Renee Johnson

When I look back on the past five years I’ve been working with WordPress, I feel the real weight of the journey I’ve had to get where I am. Much of it has been filled with challenge of both of the difficult and welcome variety. I’m an optimist and problem-solver to the core, but I …

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Ebonie Butler

Believe In Yourself

Contributor: Ebonie Butler

You ever have a moment where you blink your eyes and you wonder how you’ve gotten to where you are today? I’m having one of those moments right now as I sit here to share my story with you. It’s bizarre to think of how far I’ve come because I truly thought that I was …

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Alexander Gounder

Growing WordPress in India

Contributor: Alexander Gounder

Preface I was one of the first batch of participants in the initial version of HeroPress, which was video stories but I backed out due to multiple reasons. But, I’m glad HeroPress has survived in this current avatar, telling some really interesting stories of some real wonderful people. Few of whom I’ve had the pleasure …

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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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