WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg holds successful Manila visit
MANILA, Philippines–WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg recently came to Manila for the WordPress Community Meet-up attended by bloggers, developers, designers, and enthusiasts of the world’s most popular web publishing platform.
Globe Telecom and the Philippine WordPress community led by entrepreneur and president of the Davao Bloggers Society Andrew dela Serna organized and hosted Mullenweg’s third visit to the country. At The Globe Tower in Bonifacio Global City, the official meet-up venue, over 120 members of the local WordPress community gathered to learn more about Mullenweg’s expertise on web technology and online publishing, including his philosophy of giving more people access to publishing and blogging through the use of an open-source software.
Mullenweg first visited the country in 2008 for the same speaking engagement, and has since seen the growth of the local WordPress community. His recent visit is his third trip to the Philippines, which was one of the first countries to adopt WordPress. To date, WordPress is powering 22 percent of websites all over the world.
Asked about his partnership with Globe Telecom, Mullenweg shares, “Globe saw an opportunity as they’re bringing lots of people online, and which is very complimentary with WordPress’ mission, which is to democratize publishing. Globe is doing some amazing things locally by bringing more people on data plans and connecting them to the Internet.”
Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto adds, “With our participation to the WordPress Community Meet-up, we gain deeper understanding about online platforms and best ways to interact with our digital consumers, as we commit to providing them offers that cater to
their digital and fast-paced lifestyle.”
Matt Mullenweg is also the founder and CEO of Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and Jetpack.