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Town Hall with WordPress Founder Matt Mullenweg

  • Jan 31, 2011 · 7:00 PM
  • Fathom Creative

Bad news, there won't be a meetup in February for WordPress DC. Great news, that's because we're having a special guest on January 31 -- Matt Mullenweg, the founding developer of WordPress.

Matt started blogging nearly a decade ago, during a summer spent in D.C. In 2003, he founded WordPress, which today powers more than 30 million websites. He moved from his native Houston to San Fransicso in 2004 to work at CNET Networks. He left in 2005 to found Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, as well as Gravatar, Akismet.com, VaultPress, and many other services.

He has been named one of PC World's Top 50 People on the Web, Inc.com's 30 under 30, and Business Week's 25 Most Influential People on the Web. His website is ma.tt (quite possibly one of the best domain hacks out there) and he's on Twitter at @photomatt.

I'd like to extend a special thanks to our awesome new lineup of meetup sponsors:

Be prepared for pizza, drinks, and plenty of chairs at this meetup. Hope to see you there!

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  • Anthony D P.

    The photographer we had there posted a bunch of great photos of the event on his FB profile: http://www.facebook.com/alexanderfans Check them out!

    February 5, 2011

  • Zane M.

    First five star I've given so far...also meant to ask Matt where did he get those shoe/boots they're pretty dope.

    February 4, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    What he said — good times! I just uploaded some pics to Flickr http://bit.ly/ehQk9x

    February 1, 2011

  • Anthony D P.

    The event was awesome. Thanks for a great crowd and the sponsors that provided more chairs, pizza and beverages! It was great to meet you Matt, and to get some background on the philosophy that makes WordPress a successful product.

    February 1, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was Awesome!

    February 1, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic, I had a blast!

    February 1, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fabulous Meetup - your best to date! Matt Mullenweg was an excellent speaker. Wish we could have started on time though :)

    February 1, 2011

  • an

    It was great to meet Matt, and really enjoyed all of the questions and responses! I hope we can do something like this again soon.

    February 1, 2011

  • Timothy R.

    Great Meetup! Matt was very interesting and the Q&A sessions was excellent.

    February 1, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent!

    February 1, 2011

  • Margaret C.

    Thank you to everyone who set up this event.

    February 1, 2011

  • Gary B.

    Had a great time. Awesome group, awesome questions, and awesome WordPress :)

    :]

    February 1, 2011

  • Greg L.

    Best WPDC meetup yet. Insightful, funny and thought-provoking.

    February 1, 2011

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Our Sponsors

  • CHIEF

    A full-service brand, strategy and technology agency.

  • Forum One

    Venue sponsor for January 2015.

  • Perisphere Media

    Food/refreshments for the August 2014 meetup.

  • WeWork

    Venue for August 2014 meetup.

  • Canvas.co/work

    The venue for the July 2014 meetup.

  • The Jake Group

    Food and drink sponsor for the July 2014 meetup.

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