WordPress lead developer Andrew Nacin has worked for Matt Mullenweg’s firm Audrey Capital for several years, but he is leaving to join the White House Digital Service.
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A quote from Andrew:
When I was approached, I have to admit that I was nervous to step back from the day-to-day buzz of WordPress because I’ve invested so much. But the community stepped up, in most cases not even knowing about my life change. That’s the beauty of open source, and the fantastic WordPress community in particular. WordPress continues to play an important role in my life. With Matt Mullenweg’s support and encouragement, I’m taking time away from Audrey, where I’ve worked since 2010. I’m still actively involved in the project, just not full time.
You can read more about Andrew’s transition on Post Status.