Meeting Matt Mullenweg

Today is one of the most impor­tant days in my life because today Matt Mul­len­weg hap­pens to be in the town on his last day of Asia , Aus­tralia and New Zealand speak­ing tour. So I got a chance to hear Matt speak­ing live and shake hands with him. It is cool because Matt is one of my role mod­els.

I have been fol­low­ing and lis­ten­ing to Matt ever since I came across Word­Press few years ago. As always, he is thought­ful, wit­ty and down to earth.

It is prob­a­bly redun­dant to detail what Matt shared this evening at a free pub­lic lec­ture at Raye Freed­man Arts Cen­tre here in Auck­land. So I instead point to some blog posts — fur­ley­dig­i­talthreadnz and dialogcrm — that did a great job of detail­ing Mat­t’s talk.

There’s cool Word­Press swag, shades, Mole­sk­ine note­books and a free copy of The Year With­out Pants ebook giv­en away at this event. The twit­ter hash­tag is #wpakl for his talk.

It turned out that I am the only guy who brought the cam­era to the talk so I clicked as many pho­tos as I could. I wish the pho­tos were of bet­ter qual­i­ty but unfor­tu­nate­ly this is not some­thing I can go back and cor­rect.

Also, Matt gave a great inter­view in Auck­land to Josh Janssen as part of Josh Speak­ing audio show. Josh Speak­ing with Matt Mul­len­weg is a great lis­ten.

I treat this amaz­ing expe­ri­ence as a present for my 31st birth­day, although the present arrived a day lat­er.




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