My journey with WordPress started on 2007, and on 2008 I started a design blog that closed a few years ago, I Love Colors, that gained a lot of recognition due to its design. I wrote on Smashing Magazine, won contests, gave away icons and other stuff in Tutorial9, got interviewed in Noupe, wrote for a WP book and a bunch of other things. I’ve contributed to WP core a few times, added docs to Codex, and published some plugins on WordPress.org.
Right now I’m focused on working on Jetpack, and being at Automattic is an amazing experience, with interesting projects every day, amazing people and a great environment to work. Automattic is always hiring so you should consider working with us.
BTW, do you like the top level domain .blog? You can get yours too!