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The slides for an 18-minute TEDx talk on July 17, 2011, in Washington, D.C. Without the audio, the slides won't help too much, but you can get an idea that I discussed what led me to open source.

The slides for an 18-minute TEDx talk on July 17, 2011, in Washington, D.C. Without the audio, the slides won't help too much, but you can get an idea that I discussed what led me to open source.

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    TEDxYouth@DowntownDC TEDxYouth@DowntownDC Presentation Transcript

    • TEDxYouth@DowntownDCFriday, June 17, 2011
    • Hi there!I’m @nacin.Open sourceweb developerand evangelist.
    • I work forMatt Mullenweg,the founder ofWordPress, atAudrey Capital.
    • WordPress rocks.
    • Open source rocks.
    • Community rocks.
    • Community comesin many forms.
    • It’s not about thetechnology.
    • It’s about an idea.
    • A passion.
    • The freedoms.
    • My story.(How I cut my teeth.)
    • 1. Have idea.2. Seek knowledge.3. ???4. Profit.
    • 2002: Databases.
    • Never pass up anopportunity tolearn.
    • You have to startsomewhere.
    • 2003: Community.
    • You will one day beon a larger stagethan you can handle.
    • Relish it.
    • 2004: HTML & CSS.
    • 2005: ASP.NET.
    • 2006: Practicum.
    • 2007: The Web.
    • 2008:WordPress & PHP.
    • Define yourself, butdon’t restrictyourself.
    • Pursue your passions.
    • Create a balance.
    • 2009: Open source.
    • Interact withthe best.
    • Absorb. Learn.
    • It’s more than code.
    • It’s the community.
    • 2010:WordPress core team.
    • 2011: What’s next?
    • We all havecommon goals.
    • Thanks!— @nacin