in High Fives, Markel!

Earlier today, ESPN launched the new FiveThirtyEight, hosted on WordPress.com VIP. I’m happy to say that I had a hand in this one, as I helped with the content migration process, much as I did with Grantland when it launched on VIP.

It’s such a small thing, and it’s quite a bit automated, but it feels great whenever I’m able to have a hand in helping something that’s so interesting to so many people get fired up and out the door on our service.

I love that about being on the VIP team—I get to help make really cool, really big sites happen. And I get to be part of the team that helps take care of the technical stuff needed for such a site to run, so their editors can focus on creating great content.