#30 – Matt Mullenweg on the Future of Technology and Where WordPress Fits In

#30 – Matt Mullenweg on the Future of Technology and Where WordPress Fits In

Posted by WP Tavern on June 15, 2022 at 7:18 am
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On the podcast today we have Matt Mullenweg. Matt is the co-founder of WordPress, and as a result, he has been a user for as long as anyone. We recorded this podcast whilst at WordCamp Europe in Portugal a couple of weeks ago. It’s a wide-ranging discussion, covering a lot of ground.  We start out with Matt’s reflections of WordPress at 19 years old. Which aspects of the project would he change if he had his time over, and which parts is he proud of? Did Covid, and the restrictions around community events, have an impact upon the project, given that much of the time dedicated to WordPress is done by volunteers? What lessons have we learned about events like WordCamp Europe? In recent news, and for the first time, there’s some data pointing to the fact that WordPress’ market share might have flattened out. Is this a cause for concern? Where are we at with WordPress right now, given that it’s changing the scope of what non-technical users can do with it out of the box? We then get into some more personal matters, including how Matt manages his time over the variety of projects he’s involved with, and…

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