Tag Archives: Automattic

Happy sixth birthday WordPress!

Six years ago WordPress was born, according to Matt Mullenweg who founded and runs the company that makes it, Automattic. My blog here is hosted on WordPress.com and I couldn’t be happier. I can’t wait to see what Matt does in the next six years. He has a few ideas, as he told me recently in an interview I did with him.

The future of the blog with Matt Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg is the guy who runs Automattic, which makes WordPress and hosts this blog. Since they are about to come out with version 2.7, I wanted to have a conversation with Matt and pick his brain about the future of the blog. It’s long, but this is one of my favorite interviews, hope you enjoy it too.

Part I. 21 minutes.
Part II. 17 minutes.

Avoid the “fail whale” webinar

Ahh, here’s a free webinar coming up on October 9th: “Avoiding the ‘Fail Whale’.”

Speaking?

* Matt Mullenweg: Founder of Automattic, the company behind WordPress.
* Paul Bucheit: One of the founders of FriendFeed and the creator of Gmail.
* Nat Brown: CTO of iLike, a music community service that had one of the first Facebook apps.

Aimed at entrepreneurs who are trying to plan their systems and avoid architectural problems like the ones that Twitter went through.

For those who don’t know, iLike had to scurry to find enough server space as they got millions of people in just a few days. Automattic is the publisher of WordPress and hosts this blog. FriendFeed is my favorite new service and I reload it hundreds of times a day and I can’t remember the last time I couldn’t get to the service.

Looking forward to this.