Yesterday had the chance to meet some of the nice folks at Automattic (the company behind WordPress.org and WordPress.com), including Matt Mullenweg, the founding developer of WordPress and one of the Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 by Inc. Magazine.
The invite came via the WP Portugal community site since Automattic decided to spend a week working and socializing together in Portugal.
The environment was very informal which was good for people to know each other. It’s a pity more people didn’t show up (we were about 6 or 7 outsiders visiting) and a lot of people (like 20) said they would come and didn’t. I particularly enjoyed meeting some of the Happiness Engineers around and discuss some of their day-to-day support and dev work. Some of the stuff we talked about:
- Admin themes in WordPress: are they coming? are they needed?
- Having a plugin talking to another plugin remotely
- Creating a custom plugin repository mimicking the official .org repo.
- WordPress vs Drupal
It was also good to know the people behind WP Portugal and I hope to give them a hand more often now that I know their faces.