On coming to terms with my lack of formal education

Rachel Andrew writing for the The Pastry Box Project:

Formal education gives you words and technical understanding, it helps you interact with other people on a level where you can all assume you have the same starting point. It isn’t everything, and perhaps my hard-won knowledge, learned from trying and failing and figuring things out alone is my greatest strength.

— Read on the-pastry-box-project.net/rachel-andrew/2018-april-4

The Story of WordPress – The History of the Web

The Story of WordPress – The History of the Web

It was January of 2003, and 19 year old blogger and amateur programmer Matt Mullenweg was distraught. In a post on his blog titled The Blogging Software Dilemma, Mullenweg wrote:

My logging software hasn’t been updated for months, and the main developer has disappeared, and I can only hope that he’s okay.

Mullenweg’s “logging software” was called b2. It was created in 2001 by developer Michel Valdrighi. At the time, Valdrighi was still pretty new to programming. But the web was full of bright-eyed new programmers looking to hack together solutions for themselves. So he created b2 as an alternative to other popular blogging platforms like Movable Type and Greymatter.

— Read on thehistoryoftheweb.com/the-story-of-wordpress/