Saturday, June 7, 2014

Public Talk and WhatsApp founder Numb

Brian Acton, one of the founders of WhatsApp, appeared on the show startx. Acton among others convey experiences and advice about setting up and managing corporate digital stub.

Startx is a non-profit program for accelerated startup in Silicon Valley. The program is affiliated with Stanford University, where Acton is one of the graduate Computer Science there.

Acton said, after he had an internship at Stanford in Apple. Then, which has been widely disclosed are times when he worked at Yahoo. There Acton met and became friends with Jan Koum.

Holiday ( Read: cara pengecoran aluminium )

Well, after Yahoo, what Acton? Acton said, he was off for two years.

He recommends it for those who want to transition from employee to entrepreneur. Obviously, Acton said, it does not need time off during which he did. "For most people, it may take 2-3 months for a holiday. Before you start again with a flurry (setting up their own business)," he said.

Surely he would recommend it to those who are relatively young. When that Acton was not married, so it is relatively easy to "leave". "For the young, use the opportunity. Having older, it gets more difficult," he said.

After the holidays, he proposed (and rejected) by Twitter and Facebook. Events that later became one of the interesting anecdotes when WhatsApp was bought by Facebook.

"I'm not bitter about (rejection) it. Moment I thought that I did not fit the available positions and takes on Facebook," he said.


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

WordPress Founder Story : Between Jazz and Barbeque

When someone asks me about the best system to manage content on the internet , maybe some people will answer : WordPress . Open source platform was made eleven years ago by Matt Mullenweg , a man in his life very fond of jazz music and barbeque .

Since childhood Mullenweg has been led by both parents for the love of music , especially those family favorite instrument : the saxophone . Currently attending high school , he went to the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and continued to pursue jazz and saxophone .( Read: pengecoran aluminium )

Mullenweg claimed to have spent a lot of time to jazz , and jazz is never forgotten in every morning . In addition to working in the technology industry , he is also a musician .

" Until now this is my favorite musician Dexter Gordon . Saxophonist him . I am very, very fond of , " he said when met KompasTekno in Jakarta , Tuesday ( 03/06/2014 ) .

Matt on jazz craze also supplied to WordPress . Each major version of WordPress has always given the code name of a famous jazz musician . It started since WordPress 1.0 ( Miles Davis ) and continues until version 3.9 ( Jimmy Smith ) , launched April 2014 . Name of his favorite musicians , Dexter Gordon , placed in WordPress version 2.3 .

In addition to jazz , Mullenweg also claimed to like the genre of rap music and hip - hop .

Barbeque Chief Taste Tester

Matt was born in a family that is no stranger to the world of computers . His father was a computer technician . His mother is a housewife . They live in Texas , a state in the United States with a distinctive culinary tradition barbeque .

" I'm from Texas , and I really like barbecue, " said the man born in this January 11, 1984 .

A barbeque is also carried on in the office at Automattic , the company that developed the WordPress platform . Mullenweg is the founder and chief executive officer of Automattic , but he preferred to write his post as Chief Barbeque Taste Tester ( CBTT ) .

Title " funny " was not only intended to Mullenweg course , all employees are given positions with funny names , like happiness engineer for customer support positions , while the positions of the programmers dubbed code wrangler . JavaScript wrangler , quantum bug creator , codespanker , and so on .

Since its founding in 2003 , WordPress is growing fast and generating profits , and their vision remains the same ; democratizing the Internet web site . Now they are trying to expand the business , hire new employees , to strengthen the infrastructure .

The success of WordPress as a content manager machine Internet ( content management system / CMS ) is also supported by a strong ecosystem and support from the open source community of technology advocates . There are many parties who provide themes , plug - ins, hosting , customization solutions specific to WordPress .

Quickly WordPress CMS is believed to be the engine by a number of prominent websites , including CNN Political Ticker , Mashable , TechCrunch , Boing Boing , ArtsBeat , Grist , Hollywood Life , and others .

Of the many web sites in the world , predicted to be around 22 percent of them , or 75 million website using the WordPress platform .

Looking for Indonesian People

Until mid-2013 , Automattic employs approximately 185 employees worldwide . Most of them work remotely ( remote ) , as long as it is connected with an internet connection to communicate with each other .

Mullenweg said he also intends to recruit employees in Indonesia as an engineer happiness . This was deemed necessary because Indonesian is ranked as the third most widely used language on the platform after English and Spanish .

There are about 1.7 million sites with WordPress using Indonesian . Mullenweg predict those sites getting 200 million page views per month .(Read: harga lampu emergency led surya )

Automattic just get a Series C investment of 160 million U.S. dollars, or around Rp 1.89 trillion from a number of investors , among others, Deven Parekh of Insight Venture Partners , Chris Sacca of Endurance Capital and Tiger Global and Iconiq Capital . This makes the value of the investment company Automattic be 13.64 billion U.S. dollars, or around Rp 13.64 trillion .