Working at Automattic is pretty much the gig of a lifetime. It’s the future of work: you can build your schedule as needs dictate, you get to work from anywhere, you can take time off as you need to attend to various needs and life events (for instance: I take all family birthdays off and … Continue reading Vacation
I won’t lie; this is a proud day for me. My first commit to WordPress.com. Hopefully the first of many. And then the next step is to have my first accepted patch for WordPress itself.
My colleague Sara just posted the “official” recap post for this year’s VIP Workshop, which I attended and at which I learned quite a bit and had a great time. A quote from the writeup that stood out to me: We again had some great flash talks from VIP clients and partners, and this year’s presentations … Continue reading VIP Workshop 2014 Recap
I’ll write more about my week and takeaways from it in a bit, but this is one of the swag pieces we gave to our clients at the WordPress.com VIP Workshop this past week in Napa. The best preview I can give is that I’m much more motivated to be in a position where the … Continue reading VIP Workshop 2014: Sage Advice
About five years ago, I took a chance and sent in a cover letter and too-thin resumé to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. And then I did it twice more over the succeeding months. A little over four years ago, two gentlemen named Michael Pick and Matt Mullenweg took a chance and gave a guy with … Continue reading Four Years
Next week, I’ll be celebrating four years of working at Automattic, which has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my professional life. One of the perks of reaching your four-year anniversary is being given a MacBook (Air or Pro) model of your choice, with the WordPress logo customized onto the top cover. As … Continue reading The Automattic Four-Year Laptop
In just four more months, I will have been working at Automattic for four years full-time, which is one of those things that feels both like it’s been forever (because it’s such a part of who I am now) and a really short amount of time (because, you know, time flies). When I started here, … Continue reading Yo, VIP. Let’s Kick It.