Strange how life is, you know? One day you’re a coder, the next you’re a grassroots activist, then back to coding again… and now you’re back in public policy. Strange.
Anyways, I hope that this post doesn’t sound too self-aggrandizing, but I felt I should record this at least for posterity’s sake.
I’ve never committed critical code to an Open Source project before, but hey, code is code and every bit counts.
Last November I wrote about contributing core code to WooCommerce, and this week I was reminded about an even bigger contribution that I made to the WordPress 3.3 core code just before I left for Thailand in December. The code I contributed to WordPress 3.3 was absolutely minuscule… but hey… like I said, code is code.
When WordPress 3.3 was released my username/moniker, “paulhastings0″ (tip for stalkers: try Googling that) was included in the release announcement.
Plus, my username/moniker is actually included in the back-end of several million websites around the globe (every website using WordPress 3.3 to be precise)
The WordPress 3.4 release is imminent and I won’t be included in the credits since I didn’t contribute to that release, but I’ve done my part for the time-being and given back to a project that’s had a tremendous impact on my coding life.
Plus, Thomas Umstattd now owes me a steak dinner.
Kudos WordPress. Kudos.