Mike Little

Mike Little (born 12 May 1962) is an English web developer living in Stockport, England and co-founder[1] of the free and open source web software WordPress along with American Matt Mullenweg.

WordPress is the official successor to a blogging tool developed by French programmer Michel Valdrighi named b2/cafelog,[3] which launched in 2001. In 2002 Valdrighi stopped developing b2, and on 24 January 2003 Matt Mullenweg, a user of b2/cafelog, wrote on his blog that he’d be willing to create a fork of the project.[4] Mike Little soon contacted Mullenweg by leaving a comment on Mullenweg's blog that read "If you’re serious about forking b2 I would be interested in contributing. I’m sure there are one or two others in the community who would be too. Perhaps a post to the B2 forum, suggesting a fork would be a good starting point."[4] – following which Little and Mullenweg began working together on the development of WordPress, releasing the first version on 27 May 2003.[1][5] In June 2013 Little was awarded the SAScon's "Outstanding Contribution to Digital" award for his part in co-founding and developing WordPress.[6][7]