Matt Mullenweg is everywhere as he’s not only one of the founders of WordPress but also the leader of the largest WordPress commercial business, Automattic.
But he was just one of the founders of WordPress, the other being Mike Little, who doesn’t get as much press time as he deserves. A lot of this is by choice and so there aren’t any hard feelings about it. Every once in a while Mike does an interview and such and he surfaces.
But in the upcoming SAScon 2013 event he’s going to be honored publicly as an “unsung internet visionary” and the title is pretty appropriate:
While Mike has remained out of the limelight, his invention is arguably on a similar level to the work of Sir Tim Berners Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web. WordPress underpins 64 million websites worldwide – some 19 per cent of all sites on the web. In recognition of this achievement, Mike will be presented with SAScon’s award for Outstanding Contribution to Digital at SAScon, held next month in Manchester.
The award acknowledges Mike’s instrumental role in setting up and developing the first version of WordPress. Teaming up with Texas-born Matt Mullenweg in 2003, the pair created the blogging platform, which has gone on to become the most popular content management system in use on the internet.
It someone is going to this event it would be great to get some footage of the moment (so let us know if you’ll be there). Congrats Mike and thank you so much for being such an integral part of millions of lives!
Tomorrow we shall celebrate not only WordPress and Matt but also to you. I’ll definitely raise a glass (or two)!
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