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
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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.

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  1. 1. TEDxYouth@DowntownDCFriday, June 17, 2011
  2. 2. Hi there!I’m @nacin.Open sourceweb developerand evangelist.
  3. 3. I work forMatt Mullenweg,the founder ofWordPress, atAudrey Capital.
  4. 4. WordPress rocks.
  5. 5. Open source rocks.
  6. 6. Community rocks.
  7. 7. Community comesin many forms.
  8. 8. It’s not about thetechnology.
  9. 9. It’s about an idea.
  10. 10. A passion.
  11. 11. The freedoms.
  12. 12. My story.(How I cut my teeth.)
  13. 13. 1. Have idea.2. Seek knowledge.3. ???4. Profit.
  14. 14. 2002: Databases.
  15. 15. Never pass up anopportunity tolearn.
  16. 16. You have to startsomewhere.
  17. 17. 2003: Community.
  18. 18. You will one day beon a larger stagethan you can handle.
  19. 19. Relish it.
  20. 20. 2004: HTML & CSS.
  21. 21. 2005: ASP.NET.
  22. 22. 2006: Practicum.
  23. 23. 2007: The Web.
  24. 24. 2008:WordPress & PHP.
  25. 25. Define yourself, butdon’t restrictyourself.
  26. 26. Pursue your passions.
  27. 27. Create a balance.
  28. 28. 2009: Open source.
  29. 29. Interact withthe best.
  30. 30. Absorb. Learn.
  31. 31. It’s more than code.
  32. 32. It’s the community.
  33. 33. 2010:WordPress core team.
  34. 34. 2011: What’s next?
  35. 35. We all havecommon goals.
  36. 36. Thanks!— @nacin
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