WP Engine has hired WPGraphQL creator…

WP Engine has hired WPGraphQL creator and maintainer Jason Bahl as a Principal Software Engineer.

Jason formerly worked at Gatsby. He says this move “will actually strengthen the WordPress + Gatsby integration” and “allow WPGraphQL to grow and mature faster than ever before.” Jason will be part of a larger team that WP Engine has put together.

“WP Engine pays my salary,” Jason writes, “and in exchange I will be maintaining WPGraphQL and helping grow the headless WordPress ecosystem, reducing friction in many different ways.”

WPGraphQL will continue to be operated and maintained as a free, open-source community plugin.