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Joost de Valk

Joost is an internet entrepreneur from Wijchen, the Netherlands. He is the founder of Yoast, and married to Yoast's CEO Marieke, they have 4 kids together.

Stepping “down” at Yoast

Today we’ve announced that Marieke is the new CEO at Yoast, and I’m stepping down. With me recently stepping up as Marketing & Communications Lead for WordPress, this made a lot of sense. In many ways, Marieke was already the…

Karen Sparck Jones

Karen Sparck Jones

 “Computing is too important to be left to men.” I had never heard of Karen Sparck Jones before, I’m thankful I have now: We have a team of linguists / developers at Yoast, looks like we owe her a great…

Democratizing publishing

Matt blogged, in response to a question asked at WordCamp US: what does “democratizing publishing” mean to you? His answer: … the mission of “Democratize Publishing” to me means that people of all backgrounds, interests, and abilities should be able…