Party of the decade: WordPress turns 10 and you're invited to celebrate with them

Portland will always take the chance to celebrate. But the tenth anniversary of WordPress? That’s a better excuse than usual.

I’m a huge fan of WordPress. And I know I’m not alone.

I’ve been blogging for nearly 15 years and I’ve been using WordPress to run my blogs for the majority of that time. Silicon Florist was built on the platform around six years ago.

A ton has changed—and improved—since those early days. So why not join the folks at Automattic to celebrate how far they’ve come?

Want to do something more than hang at the Green Dragon and swap WordPress war stories? Well, you can get in on the broader tenth anniversary action, too.

Portland’s 10th Anniversary of WordPress Photo Contest – take a photo that features something distinctive about both Portland and WordPress. Just tweet your photo (or a link to your photo published on your WordPress site, even better!) with the hashtags and #pdxwp to enter the photo contest. The winner will be announced at the WordPress 10th Anniversary party at the Green Dragon. The person who posts the winning photo will get a free ticket to WordCamp PDX 2013 on August 10, and their photo will be published on the WordCamp PDX 2013 website. Fame and fortune surely follow.

Also? Did you hear that Tiger just purchased $50 million in Automattic stock too? Here’s WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg’s take on the secondary market purchase.

The event takes place on Monday (Memorial Day) evening beginning at 7PM the Green Dragon, the home of many an amazing WordPress conversation.

For more information or to RSVP, visit the WordPress 10th Anniversary Portland.