It’s the day after Thanksgiving, the leftovers are put away, the dishes are cleaned, and we at Torque have been doing some reminiscing.
Maybe it’s the haze of turkey we’re still in, but we really appreciate the WordPress community and would like to say a few words.
We love WordCamps and all WordPress meetups. Not only do they award the opportunity to discuss and learn, you also get to meet amazing people. Sometimes it’s people you’ve been talking to online for years and sometimes it’s people you’ve never met before.
Whoever you come into contact with, WordCamps are a great way to grow your involvement in WordPress and create lasting memories.
Inarguably one of the best things about WordPress is that it is open source. Not only does this ensure the platform is always improved upon and can support many different people and careers, it leads to an open environment. Anyone who wants can contribute to the CMS.
Companies have employees who are dedicated to only making WordPress better. This leads to a sense of ownership among anyone who uses the platform to make a living. It’s not just the thing that supports your career, it is a project we are all working on together.
If you can’t make it to a WordCamp or don’t feel comfortable contributing to core, you can still fully interact with the community at large. Get on Slack, Facebook, Twitter, or email and connect with someone. You can collaborate on projects or just talk about your thoughts on the latest update.
WordPress is not only a platform and a way to create a job, but it also sets you up with a new group of people. You can be in contact with anyone around the world just because you like to develop plugins or themes.
The WordPress community is unlike anything out there. It creates a safe place for many different kinds of people. Even if you’re a beginner, or have been developing for a long time, you’ll find a place to fit in.
Thank you so much for reading Torque and creating out own community right here. We hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday.