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Episode 020 | Gary Pendergast - Making and Breaking Things, Great Power and Responsibility

Episode 020 | Gary Pendergast - Making and Breaking Things, Great Power and Responsibility

Gary Pendergast talks with Dave Rael about working something as widely used as WordPress and the responsibility that comes with it

Gary Pendergast works for Automattic, is a WordPress core contributor, and a member of the WordPress core security team. Gary can most often be found in Melbourne, Australia. He enjoys making things, breaking things and fixing things, which keeps life interesting. In his spare time, he has been known to get excited about quality food, interesting beers, strong coffee and live music.

0:28 - Dave introduces the show and Gary Pendergast
1:47 - Automattic, core WordPress, and full-time open source work
3:06 - Five for the Future
3:32 - The enormous use and market share of WordPress
4:31 - Gary's definition of value
6:42 - The diversity of uses of WordPress
7:56 - The things that "light Gary up"
9:05 - Testing on less capable devices and tooling for faking adverse conditions
9:51 - How Gary got started in software
13:55 - Gary's story of failure,

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