Thank You WordPress graphic designed by Brian Gardner.
I have been a WordPress user and lover since before it was actually called WordPress. I have watched it grow, change, develop, mature and strengthen itself as a real contender in the battle of content management systems. I have coordinated the first WordCamp in North Carolina, (WordCampRDU 2009) and attended other WordCamps.
In some shape, size, or form, WordPress has been a part of my daily life for over 7 years now and I am happy to say, I would not have the job I currently have without the existence of WordPress. I would not have the thriving freelance business I have benefited from were it not for WordPress. And I hope that in the coming 6-12 months, I can find more ways to contribute to the WordPress community and give back some of what it has given to me.
Thank you WordPress.