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Statamic Turns 10

Jack McDade
Jack McDade June 20th, 2022

Well here we are. An entire decade of Statamic. Who knew time could scream by this fast? Ten years I ago I had no idea this little hobby project would become my career. I never dared to dream as big as the milestones we’ve hit. Never wrote down goals bigger than where we already are today.

I honestly couldn’t be happier with the journey. Working on a product like this with a community like ours means I get to spend most of my time helping people build more successful companies.

Sure, it might be a bit indirect, but I have the honor turning feedback into action, which helps agencies and freelancers build better websites for their clients more efficiently and effectively.

Which means those people can (hopefully) spend more time on things that truly matter in this world (spoiler: they aren’t the internet).

The Credits

I want to say thank you to so many people and instead of being all clichรฉ and saying “but there’s no time”, I took the time.

Here we go. Deep breath.

๐Ÿ™ Thank you to Jason and Jesse, my inner circle. You’re so much more than developers. You’re the magic makers. Statamic would probably still be running on SlimPHP and jQuery if it weren’t for you. I look forward to waking up every morning to build this thing with you guys.

๐Ÿ™ Thank you to Erin Dalzell for being a relentless helpful ally in Discord, and for not being afraid to point people to the docs. Thank you for help with support and many PRs, practical ideas, and personal experience in many areas.

๐Ÿ™ Thank you to Joshua Blum for your fresh and helpful energy you’ve brought to the team and community.

๐Ÿ™ Thank you to Andrรฉ Basse, Jonas Sieweertsen, Wiebke Vogel, and the rest of the team at Spiegel for championing and supporting us in countless ways.

๐Ÿ™ Thank you to John Koster for the wizardry you do behind the scenes โ€“ย for the new Antler Parser, Antlers Toolbox, performance tuning, and the forthcoming secret lab projects โš—๏ธ.

๐Ÿ™ Thank you to Stefano Kowalke for building the PHP Storm package for Antlers.

๐Ÿ™ Thank you to James Blair for being our biggest financial supporter โ€”ย I don’t know how you do it but we sure do appreciate it.

๐Ÿ™ Thank you to Jack Sleight for becoming the community Bard expert, whether you knew it or not. You’ve been more helpful than you know.

๐Ÿ™ Thank you to Rob de Kort for Peak and the awesome little community around the kit. And for everything else you do in the community.

๐Ÿ™ Thank you to Ben Furfie, Duncan McClean, Greg Colker, Jelle Roorda, Michael Aerni, Rias Van der Veken, Ross Wintle, Ryan Mitchell, Rob de Kort and so many others for being heroes in the community, for having (nearly) limitless patience helping out new people, teaching them to learn, and debugging problems.

๐Ÿ™ Thank you to Jonas Siewertsen for putting so much love and attention into your Statamic Tutorials.

๐Ÿ™ Thank you to Steven Grant for building and running the Work with Statamic job board.

๐Ÿ™ Thank you to Arthur Perton for the incredible amount of PRs you’ve submitted to fix our silly (or not so silly) mistakes.

๐Ÿ™ Thank you to the team at visuellverstehen for organizing and running Statameet out of the kindness of your hearts. I can’t wait to do it again.

๐Ÿ™ Thank you to all of our Partners โ€“ย for all the hours on our video calls, collaborating on ideas, talking through feature requests and bugs, for all the honest feedback and priceless insight into using Statamic in the wild.

๐Ÿ™ Thank you to David Lindahl and Simon Hamp for your help with the community newsletter and attention to detail making sure no links went unnoticed.

๐Ÿ™ Thank you to Justin Jackson for all the shoutouts and livestreams on Twitter. You’ve helped many people discover Statamic.

๐Ÿ™ Thank you to Alexander Stoffel, Jay George, Duncan McClean, Yoeri Boven, Rob de Kort, Jack Sleight, Ben Furfie, Rias, Maciek Palmowski, Andy Griffiths, Steven Grant and so many others for writing, streaming, and screencasting about Statamic.

๐Ÿ™ Thank you to Emmanuel Beauchamps, Daniel Kaufmann, Joachim Rรผtter, Tom Helmer, Jaime Smeke, Peter Matkovsky, Joshua Siagian, Davide Bellini, Brad Zunnur, Hรฅvard, Rob de Kort, Rias, Damian Chojnacki, Vitor Pinho, Bugo, Gal Jakiฤ, Andrรฉas Lundgren, Jeffrey Q, BinotaLIU, Espen Grimsgaard, Marcel Weidum, Andrew Jelley, Jan ร–stlund, Roy van Veldhuizen, Cรฉsar A. Ramรญrezand Samuel De Backer for translating to and maintaining Statamic in more than a dozen languages.

๐Ÿ™ Thank you to all the addon and starter kit developers โ€”ย there’s so many of you now! I get excited everytime I see something new hit the marketplace.

๐Ÿ™ Thank you to Taylor Otwell for Laravel, we never could have done this without the best PHP framework in history. ๐ŸŽ

๐Ÿ™ Thank you to Mubs, Fred, Gareth, and Jaggy for all being important parts of the team over the last decade.

๐Ÿ™ And thank you to all the open source package developers out there we rely on โ€“ I’ve done my best to sponsor you all on GitHub to express my gratitude. It’s the least I could do.

And finally, to everyone else who deserves a thank you that I missed here โ€“ I’m positive I’m forgetting at least this many names again. Please accept my deepest gratitude and apology for missing your name here. I hope I remember you and update this post before you read it. ๐Ÿ˜…

Okay, that’s all I got. My brain is mush tracking everyone down all over the internet.

Here’s to the next 10 years! ๐Ÿฅ‚

A new feed approaches!