Hugh Lashbrooke

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About Me

I'm on the Global Community Team for WordPress — we oversee the community events program, including nearly 8000 meetup groups, many of which host an annual WordCamp conference as well as charity hackathons and other events. I'm lucky enough to work with communities all over the world — mostly in Africa, Europe and Asia — so cross-cultural engagement is a big part of my daily job, particularly with regards to how the open-source DNA of the WordPress project intersects with the diverse cultures of the people involved in our program. As a developer by trade, the move into full-time community work has been intensely educational and incredibly enjoyable.