John Battelle who is behind BattelleMedia is in the unique position to interview Matt Mullenweg not once, but twice this week. The first interview will take place at Signal Austin while the second will be an onstage conversation at South by Southwest discussing the Future Of WordPress. John is asking for people to submit questions for both interviews.
One of the thought provoking questions I would ask is what he thinks about WordPress without him. It’s a question that is possibly impossible for him to answer but I would like to hear his thoughts on which direction he would want WordPress and the non-profit foundation to head if he were to disappear.
The second question which probably wouldn’t be of interest to anyone in the audience is whether Matt actually has any time to just think and reflect about where he’s been and where he wants to go along with the project. I would like him to describe those times of reflection and then talk about the short term and long term future of both Automattic the company as well as the non-profit foundation. While he doesn’t have a crystal ball, I imagine he has plans and goals for 2011 and possibly for 2012. I’d like to know what those are.
I’m just glad they don’t have me on stage interviewing Matt or having a conversation with him because I’d never stop asking questions. That reminds me, it’s about time I have him on the show again.