Essays

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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Eric Karkovack

Broadening My Horizons Through WordPress

Contributor: Eric Karkovack

I’ve been a web designer since 1996. In some ways, it’s hard for me to fathom. Those were the days of Netscape Navigator and table-based page layouts. I wrote every bit of HTML by hand on a seriously-underpowered computer and a tiny monitor. Definitely a far cry from where we are today. I was completely …

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Abdullah Ramzan

WordPress is My Identity

Contributor: Abdullah Ramzan

I was born and brought up in the under-developed city of ​Layyah​, which is situated in Southern Punjab and surrounded by desert and the river ​Sindh​. I graduated from college in my hometown with pretty much regular grades. Went through some hard times when I was in university. It was also difficult for me to …

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Anyssa Ferreira

How the WordPress community helped me find my way

Contributor: Anyssa Ferreira

Este ensaio também está disponível em português. As I make a checklist of all the things I’ll have to pack to travel from São Paulo to Berlin, to attend WordCamp Europe 2019, I can’t stop thinking how hard the path to this point has been. For some of people, a travel like this may seem …

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Tristup Ghosh

Building Stability With WordPress – WordPress এবং স্থিতিশীলতা, বাংলা তে পড়ুন

Contributor: Tristup Ghosh

এই নিবন্ধটি বাংলায় পাওয়া যায় This is the first time my real life story is going to be live for the people of the World. Till now I was living my life with my own surroundings, now it will be no more that much of hidden. I am a very simple person from Kolkata, India. …

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Sam Smith

Firefighter to Web Developer

Contributor: Sam Smith

I’m jolted awake to the sound of the tones going off in my room. I knew that I hadn’t been asleep long because we’d already run a late call and it was still dark outside. Running to the truck, I hear the address come out over the radio for a medical call. It’s the third …

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Anh Tran

Growing a WordPress business in Vietnam

Contributor: Anh Tran

Xem nội dung tiếng Việt ở dưới. It’s been 13 years since I first knew WordPress. Thinking of it, I found it to be one of the most fortunate things I had in my career and life. I can do what I love, can make money to support myself, my family and have many good …

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