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Connect the Dots

Mike Schroder
November 08, 2014

Connect the Dots

An overview of the WordPress universe that everyone from the new user, budding contributor, to the conspiracy theorist will love! I’ll walk through the connections of the movers and shakers in the WordPress Community—including Core, News, and Services, in a fun, yet accurate way—and help attendees learn about both how the WordPress project functions and what up-and-comers they should be paying attention to.

Presented at WordCamp Ventura 2014 by Mike Schroder (http://getsource.net)

Mike Schroder

November 08, 2014


  1. Connect the Dots WordCamp Ventura 2014 Mike Schroder (DH-Shredder) @GetSource

    - http://www.getsource.net
  2. Who Am I? • Mike Schroder, a.k.a DH-Shredder,
 a.k.a. @GetSource

    • Third Culture Kid, enjoy Coffee & Sailing • WordPress 3.9 Co-Lead and Core Contributor • Happy DreamHost Employee
  3. First, a disclaimer.

  4. This is going to be satire, but …

  5. With satire, often comes a bit of truth… ?!!

  6. It’s up to you to decide.

  7. Matt Mullenweg Democratizing publishing?

  8. Matt Mullenweg or World Domination?

  9. Mike Little

  10. Let’s look at the stats.

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  12. And, Matt’s made it clear he wants more.

  13. Over 270 Contributors across the globe.

  14. Let’s talk about the Project Leads.

  15. You probably already know about Automattic.

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  17. Who works independently of Matt?

  18. Who works independently of Matt?

  19. Andrew Nacin

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  23. What about agencies?

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  26. Helen Hou-Sandí

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  28. If this all seems far-fetched …

  29. Remember that it’s happened before.

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  35. WordPress has a tight grip on the media.

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  38. Scott Taylor

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  40. Aaron Jorbin

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  42. He’s even enlisted a historian to tell the WordPress story.

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  44. Siobhan McKeown

  45. This is all without touching Matt’s travels.

  46. He’s been visiting the White House as early as 2011.

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  50. What’s with the WordPress Foundation?

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  53. Let’s chat briefly about support.

  54. Mika Epstein

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  57. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

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  59. WordPress may be the most open World Domination plan ever.

  60. What are your WordPress conspiracy theories? Mike Schroder (DH-Shredder) @GetSource

    - http://www.getsource.net Some slides quoted from this year’s State of the Word: http://ma.tt/2014/10/sotw-2014/ WordPress History Book in Progress: https://github.com/WordPress/book