Help us welcome core members of the WordPress and Audrey Capital teams to Memphis and the Launchpad on Tuesday, May 15!
WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and content management system, created in 2003 to fulfill “a desire for an elegant, well-architectured personal publishing system built on PHP and MySQL.” Due largely to its ease of use and incredibly robust functionality it has grown to become the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world. In fact, our own LaunchMemphis, Seed Hatchery and LaunchYourCity sites are powered by WP, as are local favorites I Love Memphis, Startup Memphis, Smart City Memphis and MemphisConnect. Even Mayor AC Wharton uses WP for From the Mayor’s Desk!
Audrey Capital is an angel investment and research company launched by WP’s own co-creator Matt Mullenweg to “help innovative ideas grow.” And the Audrey team loves Memphis- and our BBQ! While they’re in town for Memphis in May BBQ Fest they have graciously agreed to come to the Launchpad for a WP Community Meetup and rooftop party! You definitely won’t want to miss this opportunity- bring your questions, and get ready to raise a glass (cup?) of Ghost River!
WordPress party, (Launch)Memphis-style
Matt Mullenweg, founder of Audrey Capital, co-creator of WordPress and founder of Automattic
Andrew Nacin, tech ninja at Audrey Capital and core developer at WordPress
Scott Reilly, tech ninja at Audrey Capital and core developer at WordPress
Samuel “Otto” Wood, tech ninja at Audrey Capital and core developer at WordPress
When and where:
5:30pm meetup in the Launchpad (suite 127), 6:30pm party on the EmergeMemphis rooftop (516 Tennessee St.)
Many, many thanks to Beth Sanders and Otto Wood of the Memphis WP User Group for making this opportunity possible!