Community saved my life: Falling down, lifted up.

Contributor: Leo Gopal

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead This essay took me a long time to end; mainly because, in many ways, I am still writing it. My first essay for HeroPress was two years ago (“W-W-Waiting …

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Nidhi Jain

There is No Shortcut to Success – सफलता का कोई शॉर्टकट नहीं है

Contributor: Nidhi Jain

वर्डप्रेसने मुझे मेरे ज़िंदगी में कुछ अलग करने का मौक़ा दिया। Udaipur is known as the city of lakes, is one of the beautiful city in Rajasthan and that is where I come from. Since the beginning, I have been close to Udaipur. With the studies and growing up here, the thought of leaving this …

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Jonathan Bossenger

Notes From My Former Self

Contributor: Jonathan Bossenger

I’ve written and rewritten this essay so many times now I’ve forgotten what it originally looked like. In the beginning it was going to be the short(ish) story of my first year with WordPress and the lessons I’ve learned about myself. It always ends up being a long and boring story of a year of …

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Scholarship Update

The Up and Running Scholarship has been open for 10 days now, with 9 more to go! We’ve gotten many applications, from all of the world.  I’ve been really pleased with the diversity of the applicants. They really are all over the map, both in location and gender. Several people have come to me privately …

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Elizabeth Shilling

Hire More Women Developers

Contributor: Elizabeth Shilling

The journey of a Developer that has the pleasure and gratitude of having WordPress as a resource. Who am I and am I good? We define ourselves in order to navigate life. Like we brand our business or our clients’ websites, we brand ourselves. Remember to define yourself, because others are always going to define …

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Carole Olinger

The Only Journey Is The One Within

Contributor: Carole Olinger

I was born in Luxembourg (Europe), almost exactly 36 years ago. To be honest, I was not one of the children or teenagers who knew what they wanted to become when they grow up. And to stay honest, I still don’t know exactly to this day. After school I got advised to start working for …

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