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WordPress, web development, and world domination.

Merry Christmas to me!

Crowd Favorite

I get to unwrap one of my presents early this year, and it ranks up there with some of the best — a new job! I’ll be working with Alex King and the other fine folks at Crowd Favorite. I’m really excited to have the opportunity to work with this crew to tackle some great projects.

Four years ago, when I joined in on the development of WordPress, it was just a fun thing to do on the side. There was never any expectation of any kind of reward, it was just fun to be a part of a project that so many people found useful. As time went on, WordPress evolved into a more generally useful web site development platform, and businesses like Crowd Favorite have sprung up to help organizations take advantage of its power and flexibility.

I’m sure Alex would agree that it is truly rewarding to be able to take what previously was hobby, and turn it into a livelihood. Of course, it’s not just WordPress — there will be projects based on other web application platforms, and I’m sure we’ll be dealing with Perl code as well as PHP, just as I have in my other work for the past many years. I enjoy the variety, so bring it on!

About Dougal Campbell

Dougal is a web developer, and a "Developer Emeritus" for the WordPress platform. When he's not coding PHP, Perl, CSS, JavaScript, or whatnot, he spends time with his wife, three children, a dog, and a cat in their Atlanta area home.
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17 Responses to Merry Christmas to me!

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  2. Lloyd Budd says:

    This is wonderful news. You too will be WordPress feed!

  3. Jeremy Clark says:

    Congrats on the new job.

  4. Giovanni says:

    From Brazil, the Congratulations on the new job.
    I hope you don’t forget to help to improve WP even more, on part of your free time (I guess it won’t be much).
    anyway… success!!!!!!

  5. Joseph Scott says:

    Great news, congrats on the new job.

  6. Ike says:

    Congrats, Dougal!

  7. Well-deserved. šŸ˜€

  8. Congrats Dougal on the new job. Its one way to start the new year (mind a little early).

    As long as its something you enjoy a new job is always nice.

    PS – Did you drop your OpenID support? edit: I see that you have it on your site login but… I don’t see the login on the comment area (not that I was planning on using it but.)
    For some reason I remember it having it, and was thinking that was an interesting idea.

  9. Kevin King says:

    Good for you. Christmas has come early indeed.

  10. AJ says:

    Congratulations to you and a Merry Christmas in advance šŸ™‚

  11. Cody Sortore says:

    Congrats man! Definitely something I want to aspire to (not necessarily web development, but taking my hobby to a livelihood)

  12. VirusHead says:

    Congrats! Follow your bliss…

  13. Congratulations on the new position! They look to be a good company, hope they’ll offer you some tasty challenges šŸ™‚

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