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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