It’s tough to overstate the impact WordPress has had on my life. If it wasn’t for WordPress, I probably wouldn’t be working on the web, and I definitely wouldn’t be working for Automattic.
I’ve outlined my web development trajectory previously, so I won’t repeat those details here. What I do want to say is that I’m incredibly grateful to everyone in the WordPress community. To Matt and Mike, who started the ball rolling 10 years ago; to all the developers who’ve contributed; to all the unsung heroes in the forums; to all the theme designers who’ve made WP look a place we wanted to be; to all the bloggers graciously sharing their knowledge; to all the plugin developers making the ecosystem thrive, to everyone who’s been involved in ways that don’t quite fit into those categories: thank you, thank you, a thousand times thank you.