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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A New Sponsor: rtCamp

This last week you may have noticed a new sponsor for the essay. rtCamp is testing a new model for me, sponsoring a single essay, as opposed to the recurring model we’ve been using. It worked well enough that we have a different sponsor already for next week, which I’ll introduce then. rtCamp has been …

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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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