Yoast Care fund: An interview with José Luis Losada

Recipient:
José Luis Losada

Nominated by:
Juan Hernando

Today in the spotlight: José Luis Losada, nominated for the Yoast Care fund by Juan Hernando. Curious how he got to know WordPress and why he started contributing? And what José would love to do in the future and what moment he is most proud of? Keep reading!

How did you know about WordPress?
I got to know WordPress in two ways: I learned about the CMS by chance because they asked me to write content for a website made with something called WordPress. Looking for more information, I found the Pontevedra Meetup group and it was then when I learned what WordPress really was: An open project with a large community that supported it and where we are encouraged to participate.

Why WordPress?
Because I believe that facilitating access to the creation of a website is a way of democratizing the Internet. The easier and more economical it is to create a website, the more possibilities there are for anyone, both private and business, to have a presence on the network and publish its contents whether opinions or services, without the cost being the biggest inconvenience.

Why did you start contributing? Share with us the first time you contribute?
I started to contribute because I had free time. I didn’t know what to use it for and I found a group that encouraged me to do things with them. Where I found limitations these people saw possibilities and they helped me overcome those limitations.

My first contribution was accompanying the new Meetup groups that emerged around our city, supporting them and encouraging their organizers.

What contribution or moment are you most proud of?
I have had many moments in which I have felt proud: Not of myself, but of being part of a community that helps me to overcome myself. I have had many special moments, the first one when they made me see that my mates liked me much more than I thought, but the last WordCamp in which I have collaborated will always be the last moment of pride, knowing that I can still be useful and that despite knowing my limitations they count on me.

What would you love to do in the future?
In my case, after thinking that the road was ending, I feel like I’m already living in the future. I’m living it today and I’m enjoying it today, so as long as I can continue doing the same as what I’m doing now: attend the nearby meetups, collaborate on the WordCamps that my resources allow me to attend, help with what little I know in the support forum and prepare for someday to collaborate in some other way in the community team.

Do you know someone who must receive the Yoast care fund too? Someone who has played an important role in the world of WordPress contributions? Then nominate that person now! Visit the Yoast Care fund page for more information.

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