Like my friend Chris Lema said yesterday, “What makes WordCamps so incredible is how much giving back happens.” It’s not only what makes WordCamps great, it’s what makes the entire WordPress community great. And I am consistently amazed at just how many examples of the spirit of co-opetition exist in our space. I’ve worked in a lot of industries, and have never experienced anything like it.
I originally planned to write today’s post about how you can personally get more involved in the WordPress community. Whether you’ve never gotten involved or are a regular at WordCamps, there’s always something you can do to help our community grow. But as I started thinking about examples of getting involved, I realized that the people in these examples—they were the stories I wanted to share with you today. These are the people who inspire me to do more, and give more, and be more involved in shaping the way our community grows.