WPWeekly Episode 296 – Gutenberg, Telemetry, Calypso, and More With Matt Mullenweg

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Matt Mullenweg, co-creator of the WordPress project and CEO of Automattic. We discussed a wide range of topics including, his role on the board of directors at GitLab, Telemetry or data-usage gathering in WordPress, and the WordPress Growth Council.

We learned what’s happening with the Mobile teams inside Automattic, the future of Calypso, and the role of Pressable as a testing bed. Last but not least, we find out how beneficial joining HackerOne has been for WordPress and why WordPress.com finally allowed the installation of third-party themes and plugins through its Business Plan.

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  1. I’m not going to listen to any more interviews with Matt. He seems defensive and doesn’t reveal enough to make the time spent listening worthwhile.

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    1. I completely disagree with your observations – I found Matt extremely open in this interview. Well worth listening.

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