+44 0330 223 3428
Call Us
+44 0330 223 3428

HeroPress: By Helping Others, I Save Myself

HeroPress: By Helping Others, I Save Myself
Banner for OSMI, Open Sourcing Mental Illness

I think I met Ed Finkler at WordCamp Milwaukee in 2016. It was at the speaker dinner, and he sat across from me for a while. He seemed like a pretty normal WordPress developer and several weeks later I asked him to do a HeroPress essay. His answer surprised me. “Well sure, that sounds pretty cool, aside from the fact that I don’t really do WordPress anymore”.

As it turns out, he had mostly retired from active WordPress development. His every day world was now filled with working in different frameworks and languages, amongst people who help WordPress in disdain. But Ed’s view fascinated me. For all that he was working with more modern frameworks, WordPress is what made him a great developer. The empathy and compassion for the user that WordPress holds so dearly carried over into the rest of his life.

So what was he doing at WordCamp? Spreading the word about his cool new organization, which I will leave for you to read about.

How WordPress Taught Me To Be a Better Developer

The post By Helping Others, I Save Myself appeared first on HeroPress.


I think I met Ed Finkler at WordCamp Milwaukee in 2016. It was at the speaker dinner, and he sat across from me for a while. He seemed like a pretty normal WordPress developer and several weeks later I asked him to do a HeroPress essay. His answer surprised me. “Well sure, that sounds pretty cool, aside from the fact that I don’t really do WordPress anymore”. As it turns out, he had mostly retired from active WordPress development. His every day world was now filled with working in different frameworks and languages, amongst people who help WordPress in disdain.…

Source: WordPress

What would you do if your WordPress website was broken. An Update Issue, a Broken plugin, a 501 Error or Worse, you've been Hacked. How long will it take your business to recover? A few hours, A few days, A week? Don't Let it be Your Business. Our WordPress Support Service provides You with Peace of Mind.
Related Post
WPTavern: Genesis Framework and StudioPress Themes Add Gutenberg Compatibility, More Gutenberg Features Coming Soon

WPTavern: Genesis Framework and StudioPress Themes Add Gutenberg Compatibility, More Gutenberg Features Coming Soon After WP Engine acquired StudioPress in June, the company began investing in expanding the Genesis team. WP Engine is hiring new people to work on the framework and expand support and community activities. On the latest episode of the newly revived […]

Read more
WPTavern: Gutenberg Team Addresses Accessibility Concerns, Highlights Tools and Features that Surpass the Classic Editor

WPTavern: Gutenberg Team Addresses Accessibility Concerns, Highlights Tools and Features that Surpass the Classic Editor The Gutenberg team has officially responded to recent concerns about the new editor’s accessibility. Matias Ventura, the project’s technical lead, published a post with examples of the accessibility efforts the team has made, many which may not be easy to […]

Read more
WPTavern: The New Woo Adopts Gutenberg Components, User Interface Driven by React

WPTavern: The New Woo Adopts Gutenberg Components, User Interface Driven by React WooSesh, the free virtual conference devoted to WooCommerce kicked off earlier today. Todd Wilkins, Head of eCommerce at Automattic, Kelly Hoffman, Head of Design for eCommerce at Automattic, and Aviva Pinchas, Product Lead of the WooCommerce Marketplace at Automattic got things started with […]

Read more