Worldwide WordPress 5k

During the Grand Meetup one of the events organized was the wwwp5k, a¬†Worldwide WordPress 5k. It’s something that has been going on for few years now where WordPress users can run 5k from anywhere in the world and yet do it together by blogging about the experience. Even though you can do it alone andContinue reading “Worldwide WordPress 5k”

Zip Lining Adventure

One of the activities which was organized while we were there was a zip line tour. Even though I have a pretty bad fear of heights I’ve always enjoyed the idea of sky diving. Not sure I would be able to brave my way through that one, but zip lining through the British Columbia rainforestContinue reading “Zip Lining Adventure”

Happy Birthday Noah: A Flash Talk

Last night I arrived home from this years Automattic Grand Meetup which was held in mountainous Whistler Village in British Columbia. The crisp air, scenery, and mouth watering food all add to the experience, but as always it’s the people that make it special. One example of this shows itself when I gave my flashContinue reading “Happy Birthday Noah: A Flash Talk”

Looking back for an alternate path

You can’t change the past and I don’t believe it does any good to dwell on what ifs, or wishing you could go back and do things differently. That doesn’t stop me from occasionally thinking about where my life might be if I had made different choices at certain points in time, and then throwingContinue reading “Looking back for an alternate path”

Evolving Support

For the past while I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to provide awesome support. While there are many aspects to that question I believe at the most basic level is to ensure you are there. Make it so your users can reach you easily and in a timely manner. The concept itselfContinue reading “Evolving Support”

Visit Automattic East

This morning we left our friends house in New Brunswick and continued on with the next part of our vacation. While we were stopped in Bangor Maine I thought a next good stopping point would be Portland, or just outside Portland anyway. I didn’t plan it in advance but on the drive started messaging peopleContinue reading “Visit Automattic East”

A New Role

The past few months for me at Automattic have been simply out of this world. In December I let myself get into a little rut and had concentrated myself almost exclusively on providing support in our Mobile apps. I would spend just about my full day there everyday without a lot of interaction from myContinue reading “A New Role”

SupConf in San Francisco

This past week I was extremely fortunate enough to travel to San Francisco to attend the first ever SupConf. It was an incredible couple days getting to spend more time with a group of people all passionate about providing support. The event was organized by the Support Driven community and held at Automattic Headquarters, whichContinue reading “SupConf in San Francisco”

Yard Work Kind of Weekend

There are a number of yard work related chores I’ve been needing to get done. So far I’ve been picking away at them. Last weekend it was literally picking away at them. The front yard has been overtaken with weeds, so I spent time picking a bunch of them out. There are still piles thereContinue reading “Yard Work Kind of Weekend”