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Mike Hansen (Bluehost) – WordPress Influencer Interview

We sat down with Bluehost‘s Lead WordPress Developer Mike Hansen at WordCamp Orange County to talk about what it means to be a core contributor and his role at Bluehost. Mike shares some tips on how those interested in becoming WordPress contributors can get started and a little about his experience contributing.

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Houston Smith (Loyola University) – WordPress Community Interview

In this edition of our WordPress Community Interview series, we chatted with Houston Smith, a Loyola University student. WordCamp New Orleans was the first WordCamp he’s ever attended and because of that, had a unique perspective to share.

Whether you attend WordCamps regularly or considering your first, you’re sure to find inspiration in the short video below.

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Robby McCullough – WordPress Influencer Interview

While at WordCamp Toronto we were fortunate to spend time with Robby McCullough, Co-founder of Beaver Builder, one of the most popular page builders for WordPress.

In this edition of our WordPress Community Interview series, you’ll learn how he started with WordPress and his opinion on the future of the platform, challenges and all.

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Frankie Jarrett (GoDaddy) – WordPress Influencer Interview

While at WordCamp Kansas City 2016, we ran into Frankie Jarrett manning the Happiness Bar, helping new WordPress users get started with the platform and answering advanced questions. Frankie is known in the community for his role at GoDaddy, advancing Managed WordPress products and helping educate WordPressers at various WordCamps through one-on-one conversations and more formal talks, such as the one at #WCKC.

In our interview with Frankie, we chat about all kinds of WordPress-related things, including how he got started with WordPress and what keeps him up at night.

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Carl Alexander – WordPress Community Interview

In this edition of our WordPress Community Interview series, we spoke with Carl Alexander while attending WordCamp Toronto. Carl is known in the community for his writings and teaching of advanced coding topics. He started coding when he was 8 years old and hasn’t stopped since.

In the video below, we learn how he got started, what brought him to WordPress and get his opinion on what the future holds for the platform and community.

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Travis Totz (Modern Tribe) – WordPress Agency Interview

We recently caught up with Travis Totz at WordCamp Boston. He’s a Senior Web Strategist at Modern Tribe. In this interview, Travis gives us insight into the inner workings of daily life at a thriving digital agency.

He also shares how WordPress has been an integral part of building his career and several successful businesses.

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Josepha Haden (Automattic) – WordPress Community Wrangler

We recently caught up with Josepha Haden at WordCamp Boston. She’s a digital literacy advocate and WordPress Community Wrangler for Automattic. In this interview, Josepha discusses how she found WordPress, the importance of contributing to the project, and how it’s easy to get involved even if you don’t know how to write code.

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The Open Source Community: WordPress’ Key to Success

WordPress is one of the largest website platforms available and currently powers over 26 percent of the internet. It is also the largest open-source software in the market, with over 60 million websites currently running the software. WordPress has used open-source to set itself apart and provide a long lasting impact on the online community. Continue reading as we dive in deeper and explore why open-source makes WordPress so successful.

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Shane Pearlman [Modern Tribe] – WordPress Community Interview

We recently caught up with Shane Pearlman at WPCampus. Shane has been in the open source space for many years. He co-founded Modern Tribe and both he and his team have years of experience with the benefits of utilizing WordPress to solve complex website builds at scale.

In the video below, Shane shares his knowledge and opinions on a few WordPress and community-related questions.

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David Bisset (BuddyPress) – WordPress Community Interview

In this edition of our WordPress Community Interview series, we caught up with David Bisset while attending WPCampus. David is a long-time freelance WordPress developer and prolific user and developer of the suite of plugins named BuddyPress.

He has a deep understanding of both the software and the community and offers his insight (and comedy) about the future of WordPress and what that may entail.

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