A New Generation: Creativity and Open Source
Sunday, March 15
3:30PM - 4:30PM
110 E 2nd St
This session will be a conversation with Automattic founder and CEO, Matt Mullenweg and a special guest (to be named as we get closer) to discuss their creative process in creating software and music respectively. The two will talk about open source and music on open platforms and how that inspires and has changed creativity. Open source exemplifies the free thinker perspective that many artists have, and enables artists to be in control their online world. This session will answer the question, how much has collaboration changed the way artists and developers are creating?
*The special guest will be announced in the comments section.
Founder & CEO
Matt Mullenweg is the co-founder of the open-source blogging platform, WordPress, the most popular publishing platform on the web, and the founder & CEO of Automattic, the company behind WordPress....Show the rest
Matt Mullenweg is the co-founder of the open-source blogging platform, WordPress, the most popular publishing platform on the web, and the founder & CEO of Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and Jetpack. Additionally, Matt is a principal and founder of Audrey Capital, an investment and research company.
Matt got his start in technology working at CNET Networks as a senior product manager. He went on to found Global Multimedia Protocols Group, an experimental metamemetics company, to develop open data formats. He has been recognized for his leadership and success by Forbes, BusinessWeek, INC., PC World, and Vanity Fair.
Matt is originally from Houston, Texas, where he attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and studied jazz saxophone. In his spare time, Matt is an avid photographer. Matt splits time between Houston, New York, and San Francisco.