A few days ago I had a mini little celebration by myself. It was my three year anniversary of joining Automattic full time. It’s crazy to me that it’s been that long and at the same time it feels like I’ve been here forever. This is the longest continuous full time job I’ve ever had.Continue reading “Three Years”
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Noah and I have most of the day together. We’re off to play some basketball shortly but this morning he helped me carve my pumpkin. He choose to paint his own this year, it has the first coat only so far, so not ready to share. For a while I’ve wanted to try this kindContinue reading “Automattic Pumpkin”
A few Grand Meetups ago some of my awesome colleagues started a new cool thing, Happiness Patches. For any team you have been on, or done a rotation with, you get a patch. There are a few fun patches as well and they’re expanding a bit. The idea is similar to merit badges. Each GrandContinue reading “Happiness Patches”
2017 Automattic Grand Meetup
Another Automattic Grand Meetup has come and gone. It is always such an amazing, overwhelming, stressful, fun, exciting, unique, and tiring experience. This year was no exception to that. Shortly before the meetup the team I’m on added three new people. That is exciting, always fun to get to meet and hangout with more awesomeContinue reading “2017 Automattic Grand Meetup”
Epic Road Trip 2017
Monday evening we wearily rolled into our yard for the first time in a month. It was early morning July 7 when we piled into our SUV and started out on our cross country road trip covering 5 Canadian Provinces and 15 US States. What wonderful experiences and memories we made. Spending so much timeContinue reading “Epic Road Trip 2017”
Another post about my work, I know, I know, but this one is a bit different. I talk a lot about Automattic, the work we do, and how much I love it. The people are a huge part of that, and they are all great. This post is about a small group of those AutomatticiansContinue reading “Our Team”
I will never stop learning.
Since I was a teenager I have thought about getting a tattoo of some sort. In the end I always ended up not going through with it as I could never decide something I would be happy with having on my body forever. I’m thankful that I held off as some of the ideas IContinue reading “I will never stop learning.”
So You Want to be a Happiness Engineer, Huh?
Since joining Automattic (and to the annoyance of some people, I’m sure) I tend to go on about how much I enjoy my job and the company itself. I’ve often been asked what it takes and what you need to know to get the job. Especially since I called people to join me in myContinue reading “So You Want to be a Happiness Engineer, Huh?”
Come Join Me!
Here’s a good summary to get you started, but then I’ll throw in my custom pitch below! Want to be part of making the web a better place? Come work for Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, Jetpack, and WooCommerce. As a Happiness Engineer, you’ll work full-time from your home (with salary and benefits) to helpContinue reading “Come Join Me!”
Jupiter in Lisbon
Our team at work, team Jupiter, recently got together in Lisbon Portugal for almost a week to socialize and work together. This is our first meetup as a team and since the last company wide Grand Meetup our team has grown by four people so this was our first time meeting in real life forContinue reading “Jupiter in Lisbon”