A bit of the story of my life, and story in WordPress from Blogger to Committer, and what's next -- but mostly, the story of my friends.
Everyone's experience matters. Everyone's experience is different. Everyone can grow with the help of their friends. Let's grow together.
Presented by Mike Schroder at WordCamp Ogijima 2018.
Video can be found here: https://wordpress.tv/2018/07/17/mike-schroder-growing-in-wordpress-one-story/
Growing in WordPress:
Director of WordPress Strategy @ DreamHost
@GetSource - https://getsource.net
I’m going to tell a brief story.
Everyone comes from somewhere.
Pennsylvania -> Texas -> Spain ->
Michigan -> California -> ?
What’s your WordPress
“where are you from”?
Personal Site -> Tech Support ->
WP Contributor -> WP Platform Lead ->
WP Core Developer ->
DH Director of WordPress Strategy -> ?
I did not make this happen.
I did not make this happen alone.
This is a very incomplete list.
My parents gave me opportunity
to learn a second language.
Jason Cosper gave me opportunity
in tech support.
Mike Perez pulled me up
to a development position.
Helen Hou-Sandí and Andrew Ozz
got me started with core features.
Andrew Nacin pulled me up
to a release lead position.
Jonathan LaCour taught me
to better understand management.
Mika Epstein taught me
to be bold and celebrate diversity.
Aaron Jorbin taught me
Take others with you
on your journey.
Share your strengths.
Share your differences.
• Mike Schroder, a.k.a DH-Shredder,
• Third Culture Kid, enjoy Coffee & Sailing
• WordPress Release Lead and Core Developer
• Director of WordPress Strategy at DreamHost