Friday, June 20, 2014

WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg Meets up with Philippine WordPress Community

The Philippines Wordpress community recently had a meet up and had the rare chance to mingle with WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg in Bonifacio Globe City, Manila.

About 120 bloggers, developers, designers, and enthusiasts of the world’s most popular web publishing platform attended this event sponsored by Globe Telecom and the Philippine WordPress community.  It was organized by entrepreneur and president of the Davao Bloggers Society Andrew dela Serna.

The WordPress enthusiasts gathered to learn more about Mullenweg’s expertise on web technology and online publishing, including his philosophy of giving more people access to publishing and blogging through the use of an open-source software.

This is Mullenweg’s third visit to the country, the first was in 2008 for the same speaking engagement, and has since seen the growth of the local WordPress community. The Philippines is said to be one of the first countries to adopt WordPress. To date, WordPress is powering 22% of websites all over the world.

Matt Mullenweg is also the founder and CEO of Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and Jetpack

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