Today the news is spreading in the WordPress community that we’ve lost Kim Parsell, affectionately known as #wpmom.
I didn’t know Kim well, but as happens we began following each other on Twitter a while back, sharing friendly banter and discussion about WordPress and other topics. Leading up to WCSF 2014 and this year’s community summit, she was one of the first people I noticed to be tweeting with the hashtags, and we met for the first time just a few months ago at those events.
Kim’s contributions to WordPress will be missed, as she was an important member of the documentation team. Sarah remembers how excited Kim was to have received mention in Matt’s State of the Word talk. Her contributions and kindness earned our trust, respect, and appreciation. What she brought to the project will exist for years after her passing.
WordPress is an army, and we mourn the loss of Kim Parsell from our ranks.
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