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WordPress Community Interview Series with Ahmad Awais

Ahmad Awais is a Core Contributor, a Plugin Developer and also on the Polyglots Team.

He is one of the organizers of the Lahore Pakistan Meetup. The group was featured on WPTavern  last December. Over 500 people attended the meetup.

After the release of WordPress 4.6, Ahmad wrote:

WordPress 4.6 has been released. It is the 4th major version release where I was able to contribute code to the WordPress core. Giving back to the WordPress community; especially in the form of core contributions — has been an incredibly empowering and inherently humble experience for me

He is one of the moderators on the Facebook Advanced WordPress Group. The group recently held a Giveaway after surpassing 20,000 members. The WordPress Community responded by donating several thousands dollars worth of prizes. Ahmad and Maedah Batool spent over one hundred hours managing the giveaway. A complete list of prizes and sponsors can be seen here

WordPress Community Interview With Tammie Lister

I was lucky enough to interview Tammie Lister recently. She lives in southern England and is a Tuxateer at Automattic. Tammie is a member of the Theme Review Team as well as the Core and Design Teams. She was one of the organizers of WordCamp Brighton 2016.

“WordPress is created by more than core committers and more than one company.” A Tweet by Tammie early this year.

Tammie has several videos available on WordPress TV.

As has been the case since these interviews started, I came away with more knowledge about WordPress world and the people who contribute. In addition, Tammie taught me some British Slang!

Ace!

WordPress Community Interview With Petya Raykovska

I feel very fortunate to have been able to spend a few minutes interviewing Petya. I first contacted her in early May and we were finally able to get our schedules worked out a few days ago.

Petra is a native of Bulgaria and is currently employed by Human Made. She is a contributor to the Core, Community & Polyglots Teams and was one of the organizers for WordCamp Europe 2016.

She took a very active role in the Global WordPress Translation Day which was held on April 24th, 2016 and continued for 24 hours. A recap of the event can be found on the Polyglot P2 page here: Recap and Results. Also, videos of the event are available on WordPress TV.

On a side note, I am normally a very positive person. I try very hard to have a good attitude at work and at home. After Petya and I ended our Skype call, I found myself more upbeat than usual, a spring in my step and a song in my heart. Her excitement is very infectious!

Make sure to watch the video all the way through. I had a little surprise for Petya near the end!

 

WordPress Community Interviews – Adam Warner & Shelby Elliott

The following interviews are the final two that I was able to record at WordCamp Northeast Ohio. I’m not sure what WordCamp I will attend next but I have several Skype interviews lined up. My idea for the video interviews is NOT to have featured news but to have a varied selection of guest from several different areas of the WordPress Community

Adam Warner

Adam is a member of the SiteLock Team. He likes to say that “My job title is WordPress Evangelist and it’s one that explains not only my core values and my personality, but also my role in contributing to the WordPress project as a whole.”

Shelby Elliott

Shelby is the owner of Corner Market Media where she likes to help people solve their web design and marketing issues. She is a member of the WordCamp Columbus Team.

Next video post: THINK GLOBAL!

Meet the Moderators: Phil Erb

In the last posts, we chatted with Chandra Maharzan and Jerry Bates, two moderators at WordPress.tv. We’d like to introduce a third volunteer on this team. Everyone, meet Phil Erb.

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Meet the Moderators: Chandra Maharzan

In last week’s post, we talked to Jerry Bates, one of the moderators at WordPress.tv. Let’s continue our “Meet the Moderators” Q&A series with another member of this team, hailing all the way from Nepal: Chandra Maharzan.

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Meet the Moderators: Jerry Bates

There are so many great videos created at WordCamps and WordPress meetups around the world. As mentioned in December, 441 WordCamp videos were published to WordPress.tv by the end of 2012! We want to ensure these talks, presentations, and tutorials are shared with as many people as possible.

So, we’re very excited about the new team of WordPress.tv moderators. We formed a team of volunteers to review and approve the video content uploaded to WordPress.tv to ensure accuracy and quality, and to moderate comments and engage with the community.

Here on the WordPress.tv blog, we’d like to introduce you to these moderators in a Q&A post series. These moderators are WordPress enthusiasts — just like many of you out there — and we want to share their stories about how they got involved with WordPress.

First up in our Q&A series? Jerry Bates.

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Weekly Recap: Inspirageek’s Interview with Matt Mullenweg and WordPress 2.9

A happy holidays to you from WordPress.tv!

We published two videos for you this week—one an interview with Matt Mullenweg of Automattic, and the other a video introduction to the neat stuff included in the latest release of WordPress.

Josh Grenon of Inspirageek interviews Matt Mullenweg in our first video published this week. They discuss some general tips for entrepreneurs, the development process for (the now released) WordPress 2.9, some basics behind VideoPress and why it’s great, and a few other odds and ends.

This weekend also saw the release of WordPress 2.9, the latest and greatest edition of our favorite software. To herald this event, our very own Michael Pick has composed an introductory video to WordPress 2.9, hitting the major updates and changes you’ll be playing with in the weeks to come. It’s a quick watch—check it out and feel free to embed when you talk about WordPress 2.9 on your own blog.

With the Christmas and New Year’s holidays coming up in the next two weeks, I expect new videos here on WordPress.tv will be few and far between, but we’ll still be here to check out and publish videos you direct us to using our handy contact form.

All of us here at WordPress.tv wish you a very happy holiday season and look forward to more great WordPress videos in 2010!

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