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Josh Wardle

Software Engineer, Best Known for Developing the Viral Web-Based Game Wordle

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Josh Wardle Biography

Josh Wardle is a Welsh software engineer, best known for developing the viral web-based word game Wordle. The New York Times Company acquired Wordle from Wardle in late January 2022. Wardle currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

After completing graduate school, Wardle moved to Oakland, California, and started as an artist at Reddit in 2011. He later became one of Reddit's first product managers, serving as a product manager for the community engineering team. In this position, he created popular collaborative experimental games such as The Button in 2015 and Place in 2017. In 2013, while working at Reddit, Wardle made a prototype of word game Wordle, a play on his last name.

In January 2021, he returned to his 2013 prototype to create a word game for his partner, Palak Shah. Shah played a vital role in the game's development before it went public. She reviewed the English language's 12,000 five-letter words and narrowed them down to 2,500 commonly-known words that could be used in the daily puzzle.

At first, only Wardle's family played Wordle, until Wardle made it widely available in October 2021 by posting it on his own website, powerlanguage[.]co.uk. Wordle had no advertisements and Wardle's goal was not to make money. Since December 2021, he has been a software engineer at Brooklyn-based art collective MSCHF, which created Lil Nas X's Satan Shoes.

In January 2022, The New York Times Company announced that it had acquired Wordle "for an undisclosed price in the low-seven figures".

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How Wordle Was Made

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Software Engineer, Best Known for Developing the Viral Web-Based Game Wordle

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Josh Wardle Biography

Josh Wardle is a Welsh software engineer, best known for developing the viral web-based word game Wordle. The New York Times Company acquired Wordle from Wardle in late January 2022. Wardle currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

After completing graduate school, Wardle moved to Oakland, California, and started as an artist at Reddit in 2011. He later became one of Reddit's first product managers, serving as a product manager for the community engineering team. In this position, he created popular collaborative experimental games such as The Button in 2015 and Place in 2017. In 2013, while working at Reddit, Wardle made a prototype of word game Wordle, a play on his last name.

In January 2021, he returned to his 2013 prototype to create a word game for his partner, Palak Shah. Shah played a vital role in the game's development before it went public. She reviewed the English language's 12,000 five-letter words and narrowed them down to 2,500 commonly-known words that could be used in the daily puzzle.

At first, only Wardle's family played Wordle, until Wardle made it widely available in October 2021 by posting it on his own website, powerlanguage[.]co.uk. Wordle had no advertisements and Wardle's goal was not to make money. Since December 2021, he has been a software engineer at Brooklyn-based art collective MSCHF, which created Lil Nas X's Satan Shoes.

In January 2022, The New York Times Company announced that it had acquired Wordle "for an undisclosed price in the low-seven figures".

Josh Wardle Videos

  • How Wordle Was Made
    Josh Wardle is the creator of the viral hit game Wordle that was recently acquired by the New York Times. In this clip, Marques asks him a bunch of...
  • Why April Fools' Day sucks and what we did about it at Reddit
    My thoughts on April Fools' day in Silicon Valley and some of the lessons I learned creating The Button and Place at Reddit.

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  • How to book Josh Wardle?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Josh Wardle for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Josh Wardle, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Josh Wardle or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Josh Wardle?

    Speaking fees for Josh Wardle, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Josh Wardle charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Josh Wardle, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Josh Wardle?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Josh Wardle for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Josh Wardle for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Josh Wardle or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Josh Wardle or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Josh Wardle is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Josh Wardle for your event is available upon request. Josh Wardle generally travels from Brooklyn, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are John Romero, Rev Lebaredian, Luke Powell, Brianna Lei and Riley Gravatt. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Josh Wardle for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Josh Wardle Speaker Videos

  • How Wordle Was Made
    Josh Wardle is the creator of the viral hit game Wordle that was recently acquired by the New York Times. In this clip, Marques asks him a bunch of questions that he's been dying to know like why is...
    Why April Fools' Day sucks and what we did about it at Reddit
    My thoughts on April Fools' day in Silicon Valley and some of the lessons I learned creating The Button and Place at Reddit.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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