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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 Presentation Transcript

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