Saturday, January 31, 2009

Matt Mullenweg

" A Great Young Man! "
That's what I thought about Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of the Texas based WordPress blogging platform, after I read a blog post in Ndoro Kakung.

I've got every reason to think that way about Matt, because at the age of 25 years old he has successfully lead WordPress into one of the world's largest free blog provider.

Matt came to Jakarta for the WordPress World Camp on 17 & 18 January 2009. And in an interview with Kompas, Matt said that until the year 2008, 230 million frequent visitors have viewed 6.5 billion pages in WordPress. He also said that there are 280,000 blogs using Indonesian language, making it the Third language used by WordPress bloggers after English and Spanish.

Matt, 25 years old on 11 January 2009, said in his blog that he started his carrier by working at CNET Network in San Fransico. After quitting in late 2005 he established Automatic i.e. the company behind WordPress, Automattic, Akismet, Gravatar, bbPress, Intense Debate, dan BuddyPress. For which, he has been named one of PC World’s Top 50 People on the Web,’s 30 under 30, and Business Week’s 25 Most Influential People on the Web.

In spite of his achievements, Matt seems to be a simple man, love to wear Jeans, casual shirt & sport shoes. His hobbies are Photography, playing Jazz music with his Saxophone & Dvorak keyboard.

In conclusion, I felt that Matt Mullenweg is a model young man with very strong passion, willingness to work very hard & maintain good cooperation with others to reach goal in life, not merely for his own personal benefit but also for millions of people around the world. Therefore, we are all lucky to have him.


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