Vegas Trip & Bruno Mars

Recently a bunch of the team leads in the Happiness division at Automattic got together in Las Vegas to learn together and work to ensure we are all working together. It was a very productive trip. I came back with things I can do right away and be better at my job, and feeling jazzedContinue reading “Vegas Trip & Bruno Mars”

New .blog Site Address

For many of my tech following readers may know Automattic, my employer, is behind the new domain extension .blog. The .blog domains were just recently released to be generally available to anyone who would like to register one. If you would like to, you can over at https://get.blog Yesterday the activation was finished and IContinue reading “New .blog Site Address”

Automattic Grand Meetup MMXVI

Saturday was the first day I’ve felt back to myself and on the Atlantic timezone since the end of the 2016 Automattic Grand Meetup. So far I’ve written several posts about the trip but wanted to post about my thoughts overall. Talking about the zip line adventure or the wwwp5k only goes into some of the plannedContinue reading “Automattic Grand Meetup MMXVI”

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”