An Interview with Gary Pendergast from Automattic

Gary Pendergast is transcoder with Automattic – the company that makes WordPress, BuddyPress, VideoPress, VaultPress and Akismet.

In this interview, Gary talks about his journey into computer programming, the web and ultimately how he discovered WordPress and ended up working for Automattic.

He also talks about the VideoPress, the commercial video hosting service offered by Automattic and what it’s like beiong part of a distributed workforce with colleagues all over the world.

In this interview I also mention this: Getting Started Contributing to WordPress Handbook.

Tell us what you enjoyed most about this interview by leaving a comment below.

6 thoughts on “An Interview with Gary Pendergast from Automattic

  1. Thoroughly enjoyed the interview,thanks for sharing.Its nice to hear about word-press from a developer.

    • Great interview Troy and Gary! It’s always awesome to see two Aussies talking WordPress 🙂

      I’ve been using Gary’s Automatic Update plugin on around 15 sites now and it’s been fantastic. He’s been great at listening to feedback and updating the plugin accordingly. I’m actually going to start installing it on the 60ish clients sites we have on our VPS as of next week so I think it’s pretty safe to say that it’s a solid plugin 🙂 I’ve been wanting automatic updates in WordPress for years so I was pretty damn pleased that Gary coded this and I’m looking forward to seeing it in WordPress core one day in the future! (Hopefully sooner rather than later 🙂 )

      Thanks for mentioning as well Gary! It’s only early days for the site cause it’s only been around for 2 months but it’s going great guns so far.

      I’m looking forward to more interviews Troy!

      • Thanks for the feedback Bronson and I’m glad you’re enjoying the interviews as much as I enjoy making them.

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