WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg is talking about the state of the platform here at the final morning session of WordCamp San Francisco.
History lesson: Mullenweg’s coding journey began with a patch for b2 content management system which led him and co-founder Mike Little to pull the best features of various blogging systems into the platform now known as WordPress.
Mullenweg credits the open source model for much of his success building the WordPress empire.
WordPress Growing: 11 million downloads, 58 million posts, 22 *billion* pageviews. 4.9 billion spams killed by Akismet, up only slightly from last year.
Matt’s Blog is here.
I’m here at the beautiful Mission Bay Center of UCSF along with a growing crowd of WordPress bloggers for the second annual WordCamp San Francisco. WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg will be speaking along with Matt Cutts from Google and several other blogging and tech luminaries: http://2009.sf.wordcamp.org/speakers/
WordPress remains in my view the best CMS for a variety of reasons including ease of use, robust features, the amazing core team at WordPress, and a growing development community. Blogger is simpler to set up and use but lacks the rich feature set of WordPress.
Technology Report will be reporting from several conferences in 2009 including the following:
CES 2009 See our CES 2009 coverage HERE. We’ll be back at CES in 2010 with more extensive coverage.
CES is the world’s largest and most prestigious consumer computer event where over 110,000 attendees and 2700 sponsors come together in Las Vegas for product launches, presentations, and much more.
Word Camp 2009: This is the closest thing there is to an official WordPress blogging conference and only the second year of this one day event. Google’s Matt Cutts and WordPress Matt Mullenweg will join other distinguished presenters in what promises to be a great event.
“SES” Search Engine Strategies San Jose, CA.
For about ten years SES has brought the gospel of search marketing all over the world, and the San Jose event is the flagship of this prestigious search conference series.
Update: We’ll be at Twitter 140 in Mountain View too!