The WordPress Podcast and this site, wp-community.org, were started by Charles Stricklin, and then continued by Joost de Valk, who was later joined by Frederick Townes. In that process, Joost merged his Press This podcast with the WordPress Podcast.
Joost de Valk
Joost is a WordPress developer and SEO from the Netherlands. He blogs onYoast.com, develops and maintains tons of WordPress plugins, writes aboutWordPress SEO and WordPress hosting and has fun with the community on WordCamps throughout the world and on this podcast.
Next to all those WordPress related chores, Joost also maintains Quix, a command line like tool for your (mobile) browser.
Frederick Townes is the Chief Technical Officer of Mashable.com, one of the top 3 blogs worldwide. As designer, search / social media marketer and WordPress consultant Frederick’s projects are typically based on WordPress. One of his largest contributions to the WordPress community was his performance plugin W3 Total Cache.
Since 2003 his agency W3 EDGE has assisted startups and brands like: Smashing Magzine, CVS Pharmacy, Hyatt, Kodak, Microsoft, Sanyo, Sherwin Williams, Southwest Airlines, Staples, Sony, R.E.I., Weight Watchers, Yahoo and others.
A serial web entrepreneur, one of Frederick’s latest projects was W3 MARKUP. Quickly rising to the #2 web site production outsourcing services in 2008, W3 MARKUP was so disruptive it was acquired by the market leader after 11 short months.