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State of the Word 2012

I had an amazing weekend at WordCamp San Francisco hanging out with hundreds of WordPress users from all over the world at the main event and the dev day afterward. Then on Sunday I was humbled to be featured on the cover of my hometown paper the Houston Chronicle in an article David Kaplan wrote following the 10-year high school reunion I went to (PDF).

If you wanted to catch up on the State of the Word address I gave on Saturday, the video and the slides are now online, or you can watch it embedded below. The slides are on Slideshare.

It was a pleasure meeting so many of you, and I hope it’s not next year before we meet again. Thank you to Michael Pick and Pete Davies for helping me out under tight timelines again.

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The Generosity Strategy

Matt McAlister writes on the The Generosity Strategy after our conversation in London last week.

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Unreasonable At Sea

A nice article in Techcrunch today about the Unreasonable At Sea 100 Day Journey in 2013.

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Bachelorville

I thought I could skip this one, but have been getting lots of ribbing on the NY Times Bachelorville article that was in their style section yesterday. To answer the FAQs: 1. My eyes are not always red. 2. Dvorak really is a thing. 3. I, too, had to look up what they meant by “unreconstructed.”

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Watch Pando Interview

The PandoMonthly interview from last week is now on Youtube, check it out when you get a chance:

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Pando Notes

The video from last night’s PandoMonthly interview isn’t up yet, but there have been five blog posts that came out of it on their site if you want some of the highlights: Facebook, You’ve Got a Friend: Matt Mullenweg Thinks You Own the Future of Advertising; Distributed Workforces are All About Results; Matt Mullenweg and the Cult of WordPress; I’m Worried That Silicon Valley Might Be Destroying the World; WordPress and Tumblr are Complementary, WordPress Founder Says.

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Forbes and Gihyo

I ended up on the Forbes 30 under 30 for Social / Mobile this year, which is good because I only have two more years to make this sort of thing before being demoted to less exclusive “100 under 100” lists. For something more meaty check out this in-depth interview with Japanese devleloper magazine Gijutsu-Hyoron, by Bart Eisenberg, which included some pretty thoughtful questions.

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Chatting with Dries of Drupal

The other week in my hometown of Houston, Texas I ended up on stage in a joint conversation with Dries Buytaert, the founder of Drupal. The video of our chat is now on WordPress.tv, and worth checking out particularly if you’re curious about the early history of both projects. We’re more alike than different, and Dries is someone I respect a lot.

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On WordPress 3.2 with WebProNews

Abby Johnson from WebProNews posted an interview about the philosophy and thinking behind the WordPress 3.2 release, and we also recorded the video below:

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Future of WordPress Q&A

Memeburn has a new interview up: The future of WordPress: Q&A with founder Matt Mullenweg.

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Bloomberg TV Interview

At SxSW last month I was interviewed by Cris Valerio from Bloomberg TV. The interview aired recently and you check it out below:

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Now On Wikiquotes

I was on the Steppin’ Off the Edge podcast the other day and mentioned I don’t have a Wikiquotes page. Well, now I do. If I’ve ever said something you enjoyed or inspired you, drop it on that page.

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Scoble Interview

The interview I did with Robert Scoble at Big Omaha is now up. Here’s the embed:

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LeWeb 2010 Talk

The talk Toni and I did with Alexia Tsotsis at LeWeb this year is now online, at the end we talk a bit about what’s next for Automattic in the WP world:

Also chatted with Hermione Way of The Next Web about the biggest tech story of the year.

 

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Big Web Show Interview

The other day I was interviewed by Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin for the Big Web Show, which you can now view here. Also good to watch if you’d like an update on my beard adventure. 🙂

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TechFellow Award

Earlier tonight I won a TechFellow Award in the “Product Design and Marketing” category. I thought this would be a good opportunity to thank the two people who have had the biggest design influence over the past few years on WordPress (and me): Jane Wells and Matt “MT” Thomas.

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RTE Interview

When I was in Ireland last week I got the chance to appear on the nightly news show on RTE, which you can view here on WPTV. It was interesting because (1) I was standing in the oddest spot and (2) because it was live broadcast I had one of those things in my ear and there was a second or so delay, which was kind of fun. Here’s the view from the broadcast van. The guest photos were taken by Ciara Beades and Aisling Keane.

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Mashable Interview

Sarah Kessler at Mashable did an interview with me she’s posted under the title WordPress Founder on the Key to Open Source Success. We talk about capitalism, IPOs, how the internet has changed, and Open Source.

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FSF Profile

The Free Software Foundation has a new profile/interview of me on their site. The pull-quote: “Fundamental issues of freedom in software are fundamental issues in our lives, even if most people can’t see it.”

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Chronicle Interview

When I was in Houston last week I visited the Houston Chonicle for a chat with Purva Patel which ran in yesterday’s paper. Yes, I am wearing a Drupal sticker in that photo. 🙂