WordPress Meetup with Matt Mullenweg

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!

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45 thoughts on “WordPress Meetup with Matt Mullenweg”

  1. Nishant Soni says:

    I am sure it was a great opportunity for you John as wordpress is the #1 blogging platform now days.

    Really nice videos to watch.

    1. Abhik says:

      Yeah!! It was really a nice video and Matt seems to be a nice guy.

      1. No doubt video is awesome and this is my great pleasure to be a part..

      2. Yeah he is a nice guy who needs hair cut ….

        1. I wouldn*t worry about details like a hair cut. Besides he probably likes scruffy hair.

          What is under the hair is way more important.

    2. Looks like you guys had plenty of beer to drink.

      1. The pitcher seems to indicate that but if there were a lot of people it could be that each person only had a glass. Only John can illuminate us on what it was really like.

  2. Wow you got to meet the WordPress founder! He must have been a tech genius then right John? I know he sure makes my life easier with my blogs.

    1. PPC Ian says:

      WordPress is amazing and free! Matt has done us all such a favor by inventing this software!

      1. Because of free and easy to use this is so much popular.

        Nice to see that he did not stop after inventing, he and his team is keep trying to improve it more and more.

    2. Kevin Kimes says:

      He seems like the anti-Zuckerberg. Or, an under-the-radar version of Zuckerberg: We know he’s there by seeing his work everywhere, but he’s not constantly showing up on our screens. 🙂

  3. fazal mayar says:

    matt is a smart guy, would like to interview him.

    wordpress rocks!

    1. PPC Ian says:

      You should just ask him but also make sure there’s something in it for Matt, per John’s recent advise on how to get stuff for free. 🙂

  4. Louie Sison says:

    I hope i can meet Matt as well. I’m sure it’s going to be a great experience. WordPress is the best.

    1. Pretty good crowd there.

  5. Rakesh kumar says:

    You r lucky man

  6. BlogGOOGLE says:

    Wow thanks for sharing the video John i really enjoyed it.

    1. The video was good but too short. I would have enjoyed even a tripple length video.

  7. Bogati says:

    Really Great Interview with the Great guy! …but short enough

  8. Abhik says:

    Good to know what’s coming ahead in WordPress 😀
    Nice video, John.

    1. It seems like he never stops with WordPress, always lots of features coming.

      1. Yes Regular updates and coming up with great ideas.

        They are always on their toe to perform deliver quality service.

  9. Steve says:

    What a nice guy, AND one of the “25 Most Influential People on the Web”.

    loving wordpress

  10. I didn’t know that the founder of WordPress is so young!

  11. fas says:

    Interesting stuff coming on wordpress. Full screen, yahoooooooooo!

  12. PPC Ian says:

    Awesome stuff, John! What a great get-together. By the way, great to hear VaultPress is open to everyone now.

  13. Elizbath says:

    Matt Mullenweg is really a great man. He is the man of code…

  14. Ari Laksemi says:

    It must be great to meet him, nice video John!

  15. Jordy says:

    Very inspirational John. Just to know that a young guys like Matt and you are in the fore front is exciting.

  16. Chris says:

    hey distraction free screen from WordPress, now that is something that I could do with!
    Nice vid John, he seems like a nice guy

  17. Kevin Kimes says:

    I couldn’t hear the first thing he said, which is “coming soon”, before he mentioned the distraction free writing. Did anyone catch what it is?

  18. Looks old man on the video!!if i am wrong then correct me..?

  19. WordPress is an open source blog tool and publishing platform powered by PHP and MySQL. It’s often customized into a Content Management System (CMS).[5] It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is used by over 14% of the 1,000,000 biggest websites.

  20. Andrew says:

    Well, you had a great time there=)

  21. Kutun says:

    He’s old !

  22. Boy his group of websites are simply awesome … All are successful.

  23. Matt name is quite popular in internet world. Matt Cutts and Matt Mulenweg …

  24. Kavya Hari says:

    It’s really superb part in it 🙂

  25. Siju George says:

    It seems you had a nice time with Matt Mullenweg. He is really an inspiration and I am sure every wordpress blogger is really grateful to that guy.

  26. I love WordPress and i have 4 wordpess blog but not like you John, I’m a newbie but will be a pro one day.

  27. I love wordpress and wordpress is something different.

  28. i love wordpress and would like to be part always

  29. Have fund reading this article.

  30. And I love WordPress.

  31. Forex News says:

    Wow you got to meet the WordPress founder! He must have been a tech genius then right John? I know he sure makes my life easier with my blogs.

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