August 23, 2015 — Join Paul Gibbs on an entertaining trip back in time to explore the origins of BuddyPress project, and learn how its formative years have shaped and changed it.
Paul has been contributing to BuddyPress since 2009, and still remembers when there was only one person writing all the code.
August 3, 2015 — In this session we discuss some of the history of open source software, look at how subdivisions take hold, how we can all be better about working toward the common interests of all, and the all-important nature of treating one another with kindness and not leaping to conclusions.
July 9, 2015 — As founder of one of the first commercial product companies in WordPress, I share the success and failures that we’ve had along the journey, including releasing our biggest, most collaborative, most expensive project for free (iThemes Exchange), and home runs (like BackupBuddy). I’ll also mention some of our miserable failures (trying hosting and services twice) and the lessons we gleaned from it.
July 9, 2015 — A talk about the story of the first ever WordCamp named after a continent (and not a city or country) and how the event helped create a real community in Europe, a continent whose countries are not exactly famous for having gotten along throughout history. I’ll try to share not just the history but also some lessons learned which could apply to other WordPress communities, no matter their size or reach.
November 22, 2014 — This is the story of WordPress’ admin. It’s a heart-breaking, heart-wrenching tale of how, through immense trials and tribulations, WordPress’ admin was born, and how it became what it is today. How through ten years of trying, WordPress managed to craft not just a design, but a design process.
February 27, 2012 — Les slides de cette vidéo: http://www.slideshare.net/michel_v/de-2b-b2
May 1, 2010 — Scott Rosenberg gives a crash course on the history of blogging and describes the unique role that WordPress has had over the years in improving the state of online publishing and in enabling millions of people to publish their thoughts—and the role of open source in the success of WordPress as a platform.
Video provided by Blaze Streaming Media.
March 9, 2010 — Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, founding developers of WordPress, discuss the history of WordPress, the open source philosophy behind it, and their backgrounds in this interview recorded at WordCamp UK 2009 by Gurbir Singh.