๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ I had the chance to…

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ I had the chance to watch the fireside chat between Matt Mullenweg and Josepha Haden Chomphosy during WordCamp India last weekend. Some highlights:

  • Matt on India's significance to WordPress: โ€œI visited [India] in the early years of WP; itโ€™s home of many contributors, and the entire country seems to be very united.โ€
  • Matt on startups like Substack: โ€œWhenever we see a Substack pop up in the market, itโ€™s a moment of reflection of how we can improve WordPress and education material.โ€
  • Josepha on live events: “In the short term, the future of WordCamps is very careful.” We might see small events in the third quarter of 2021. But moving forward, events might have a global appeal, and even in-person events might include an online component and reduce a barrier to entry.