October 6-7, 2011
Norris Conference Centers at CityCentre
Houston, TX

Matt Mullenweg

Founding Developer

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Matt Mullenweg

Founding Developer
WordPress

Howdy. my name is Matthew Mullenweg. I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I write code, prose, and music. I love taking photos.

WORDPRESS

I am a founding developer of WordPress, the Open Source software used by about 12% of the web, including this site. The website says WordPress is “a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform” but more importantly WordPress is a part of who I am. Like eating, breathing, music, I can’t not work on WordPress. The project touches a lot of people, something I’ve recently begun to appreciate. I consider myself very lucky to be able to work on something I love so much.

PROFESSIONAL

I used to do consulting and go to school in Houston, then I moved to San Francisco where I worked at CNET Networks.

I left in late 2005 to found a company called Automattic, which is the secret force behindWordPress.comAkismetGravatarVaultPressIntenseDebatePolldaddy, and more. Automattic’s sites reach over half a billion people every month, making it one of the largest sites with the smallest team in the world.

Though Automattic is my main focus I also advise and invest in startups through my company Audrey Capital. You can peruse the portfolio of companies on the Audrey site.

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