2012 continues to gear up to being a huge year for WooThemes. April sees a massiveÂ 6 new staff members join our team from all over the world – Ohio, California, Illinois, Netherlands, Norway, and South Africa. It is with great pride and joy that I look at our team page to see the size, global distribution, and characters that make up the team, and the humble beginnings from which it began. To think in 2008 we were three guys working from our small home offices…
Hugh Lashbrooke and Patrick Garman join the theme & internal development team to help nurtureÂ and improve the WooFramework, the membership system that powers the mothership and to innovate with some new products you’ll soon be reading about. Scott Basgaard, Matthew King and Michael Silva join our team of incredibly helpful and talented support team delivering happiness to our 185,000 community base, and Coen Jacobs joins team black ops, otherwise known as WooLabs with WooCommerce core and extensions development.
With the new team members our staff grows to 23 – a number we are quite amazed at looking back at our journey, but also a number which we feel remains relatively lean in terms of its ratio to the thousands of users we service. It is also a number that indicates our seriousness in taking WooThemes to the next level and establishing a platform from our products and services for our customers to build their online ventures from.
The planning has already begun for the next monumental WooTrip where the global team will all meet face to face, with a lot of expectation given the previous two adventures to the ski slopesÂ of Austria and the site seeing & bar hopping inÂ London town.
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