A resident of Finland, developing WordPress websites for a living.
WordPress enthusiast, community deputy and event organiser. Passionate cyclist, usually riding a bike, running the association bureaucracy or organising cycling races. Advocating cycling as a mean of transportation and interested in better urban planning. Avid sauna goer.
WordPress Origin Story
My journey with WordPress started in the year 2009 when I was just 14 years old. We needed a new website for our scout troop and I had some experience with playing around with HTML and CSS. Eagerly with no real knowledge of building a website and not to speak about running a one in a production, I took the task.
I don’t remember exactly how we found each other with WordPress and why I ended up using it in the first place. But there’s one feeling that I do remember: excitement. Excitement on how easy it was to modify the layout and publish content.
Fast forward to 2012. I had learned more PHP and already built numerous sites with WordPress to myself, friends and small associations. My media assistant studies in vocational school contained some web development with WordPress. At this point, I was already quite familiar with it (or at least I thought then) so my teacher ended up asking me to help my classmates in that course.
Almost two years passed by and in 2014 I landed on my first job in the industry at the age of 19. It has been a ride after that.
Read the full story on my blog https://sipp.is/12-years-with-wordpress/
Timi Wahalahti contributes 4 hours per week to the following teams: Community and Meta.