WordPress founder, Matt Mullenweg, was in Seattle today and decided to call a snap meetup of Seattle area WordPress users. All it took was a single blog post on Matt’s blog for over a dozen people to show up. And here I thought I was the only one with that kind of pull. The short notice meetup was held at Pike Pub & Brewery near the Pike Place Public Market. The last time I was in the Pike Pub was in 2007 for the World Cyber Game media party.
Matt Mullenweg is a great guy to hang out with. In addition to creating the best blogging software in the world, Matt is also on PC World’s Top 50 People on the Web, Inc.com’s Top 30 under 30, and Business Week’s 25 Most Influential People on the Web. In addition to WordPress, his company also owns Akismet, Gravatar, VaultPress, IntenseDebate, Polldaddy, and more. Matt’s sites reach over half a billion people every month.
It was nice to network with other WordPress users and talk to Matt about the future of blogging and WordPress. I even got a scoop from him: VaultPress is now open to everyone. Go sign up!