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 .


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