Marius Jensen

Becoming Myself Again

Contributor: Marius Jensen

It’s so easy to become secluded and sit at home, in your own bubble, but it wasn’t until a group of people literally pulled me in with their welcoming atmosphere and demeanor, that I realised that I could function amongst other people as well (even if it was somewhat limited). In The Beginning To understand …

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Denis Yanchevskiy

How I found myself in WordPress – Как я нашел себя в WordPress

Contributor: Denis Yanchevskiy

Это эссе также доступно на русском языке. About Russia and familiarity with technologies Russia is a very large and very different country. The basic population, as well as technological development, is concentrated in the central part of the country, in “city-states”: Moscow and St. Petersburg. Other regions are much less developed: lower wages, worse and …

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Alice Orru

How I tried, applied, got involved. Realizing one of my childhood dreams.

Contributor: Alice Orru

When you’re born in an island, you usually grow up thinking about all the marvelous things awaiting for you on the other side of the sea. I was born in Sardinia, an island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, and as a child I dreamt about becoming an air hostess. I wanted to travel …

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Michele Butcher-Jones

From Teaching Toddlers to Teaching the World

Contributor: Michele Butcher-Jones

I did not pick the computer life. It picked me. I can remember the summer between kindergarten and first grade; I had a computer summer class that introduced me to my passion. The first day when my mother picked me up I exclaimed “mommy I want a computer for Christmas!” I was five and had …

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Juan Hernando

Becoming Known in the WordPress Community

Contributor: Juan Hernando

So you make websites, right? My name’s Juan and I make websites. I’ve been doing that since my brother came home with a computer’s magazine that had a CD with a copy of Front Page 98. I learned about HTML. Tables. Marquees. Divs. CSS. Flash. ActionScript. JavaScript. PHP-Nuke. phpBB. Blogger. And, finally, in 2008, I …

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Birgit Olzem

Trust Yourself

Contributor: Birgit Olzem

Editor’s Note: Birgit has been a friend of HeroPress since it’s very beginning. Through the oddities of life she was never able to do an essay. Recently she told me she would have one soon. This is not that essay. Our contributor this week needed some extra time and Birgit said she had something she …

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Nashwan Doaqan

Trust The Dots

Contributor: Nashwan Doaqan

I was born twice: first, as a baby boy in the sunny morning of Monday June 14, 1993 in Taiz, Yemen; and then again, in the fall of 2008. It was my first time to study at a public high school, grade 10, class 12. It was completely different than the private school I used …

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Suyogya Shukla

Building A WordPress Career in India

Contributor: Suyogya Shukla

6 years back, I’d have never thought I would be where I am right now. At that time, I was a 12-year-old wondering how softwares were made. Despite the fact that I was born in a middle-class Indian family, my parents never forced me to opt for something I wasn’t interested in. Unlike other middle-class Indian …

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Kumar Abhirup

My Life, Designed by WordPress!

Contributor: Kumar Abhirup

It has been a short time since I joined WordPress community and learnt a lot of things at the age of 12. It took me a day writing this essay as I wish I could write my whole mind in it. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur …

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