I build and manage BuddyPress communities and co-manage the Minneapolis-St. Paul WordPress user group.
|WordPress Origin Story||
I was working at the University of Minnesota and wanted to build a database-driven website. Dreamhost had three 1-click installs: Joomla, Drupal, and WordPress.
I tried Joomla and Drupal first, but they confused the hell out of me. I tried WordPress and said, "I can do this."
I quit my job shortly thereafter, and my full-time job has been WordPress ever since.