Happy 15th Birthday, WordPress
Posted on May 30, 2018
This past weekend people all over the world joined together to celebrate WordPress’ 15th anniversary. That’s a mighty impressive life for an open source software project whose mission statement is “democratizing publishing” and which now powers a third of the internet. And the WordPress meetup has become a staple of our community.
To celebrate this auspicious date, I attended a WordPress meetup group in Bucharest, Romania. (I’m here before moving next door to Belgrade, Serbia for WordCamp Europe next month!) Big thanks to the Bucharest crew for their hospitality, and for the cake. Mmmmm, cake.
I’ve been to a lot of meetups around the world, and they never fail to impress me. They’re one of the most dynamic things about the community around WordPress. Universally, I find them to be places web professionals and hobbyists come together to share knowledge.
Meetups Create Relationships and Grow Your Skills
We say it a lot, but the spirit of WordPress community has run strong and deep here at 9seeds since we were founded as an agency nine years ago. Do yourself a favor: find the nearest WordPress meetup — even one of the smaller ones — then go check it out. Gather up your skills and your questions and take them there. Then keep doing that.
You can start your search for a WordPress meetup here. And if you ever spot any of the 9seeds gang at one, please come over and say hi.