Life of Matthew Charles “Matt” Mullenweg
Matthew Charles “Matt” Mullenweg, is known as founding developer of WordPress which is the internet publishing platform used by more than 15% internet users, and yes we use it too ! He is an internet entrepreneur, musician, and a web developer with varied interests!
Matt Mullenweg was born on January 11, 1984 in Houston, Texas and attended University of Houston and majored in Political Science.
Mullenweg also attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and studied jazz saxophone.
The beginning of WordPress by Matt Mullenweg
The history started when Mullenweg was 18 years old and used the blog facility b2cafelog blog. He used blogs b2 to publish some photographs. Since that time, it came to Mullenweg’s mind to have something more creative and something more better and hence Mullenweg along with Valdrighi Michel (former developer b2) and Mike Little Matt began memgembangkan WordPress coding. And they together On May 27, 2003 released WordPress version 0.70 which still contains the same file structure with its predecessor, b2cafelog.
Career of Matt Mullenweg
Matt dropped his studies in 2004 to pursue job at CNET Networks
Later in 2005, he quit his job at CNET Networks and founded Automattic.
In December 2005 , Matt announced Automattic, which is the company behind WordPress.com and Akismet
In January 2009, San Francisco Business Times reported that the traffic to WordPress sites are growing faster than even Google’s Blogger, which was a big news in the internet community.
The history continued and later in April 2012, Pingdom reported that “WordPress completely dominated top 100 blogs” and is used by 49% of the top 100 blogs in the world.”
Awards & Achievements
There are series of awards and achievements in the name of Matt Mullenweg, but to highlight them, some of the awards are:
2007 : Named #16 of 50 most important people on the web by PC World.
2009 : Owing to his tremendous contributions in Information Technology , Matt was named an honorary patron of the University Philosophical Society
2011 : Matt was Named in top 10 most influential people online for changing the face of the internet.
2012 : Matt was Listed in Forbes’ Most Influential Angel Investors on AngelList.
Matt is a philanthropist who believes in giving back to society more than what he have got and supports many startups financially and is a consultant too.
A creative person, a visionary and a humble human being integrated with lots of contributions to internet community , I ( Deep ) and my entire Freefeast team have deep regards for the Man – Matt Mullenweg.