In 2010, I used WordPress for my company’s blog posts. My boss made the site already, I was just typing words into the post editor. This WordPress thing seemed easy enough to use! In 2011, I used WordPress to start sites anytime I needed them. It was only five minutes to setup, then themes and […]
Interviewed for the LA Times
I was interviewed about my experience with Automattic’s awesome parental leave policy for an article in th Los Angeles Times. Ended up not being too important to the article, but it’s still cool to see. Why so few take paid parental leave by Natalie Kitroeff A day after Alex Gustafson’s wife gave birth to their daughter in […]
Switching to Colemak
Automattic has an abnormally high density of non-QWERTY typists. Matt types Dvorak and pretty vocally supports everyone taking the time to learn a layout that will help us be efficient and ergonomic. Not everyone sees increases in speed, but its very common to see reduction in wrist pain after switching away from QWERTY. As part […]
A couple weeks ago we launched the New WordPress.com, a project we code-named “Calypso” at Automattic. If you’d like to hear more about Calypso, I’ll be speaking about it for tomorrow’s meeting of WordPress Louisville. The meeting starts at 6:15pm on Tuesday, Dec. 8th. Hosted by Mirazon Group at 1640 Lyndon Farm Court #102, Louisville, KY, 40223. […]
Dinner with the Snowmads
The Snowmads happened to be in town. It’s a rare thing that we Automatticians get to meetup, so when we do we do it right. Food and drink were had, stories were told, and blogging was sure to follow.
Launching the New WordPress.com
It’s been really fun at Automattic as we built the new WordPress.com. It’s cool to manage a WordPress site so quickly and beautifully. On top of that, it made building the WordPress.com for Mac app a reality. I’ve been beta-testing the app for a month or so now and have been really pleased with it. If nothing else, […]
Been thinking a lot recently about how my child may experience life differently than their peers. My coworker, Kraft, has a great post on that topic: What will the children of Automatticians and other remote worker be like when they enter into the work force? Will they accept the typical working experience or will they balk at the […]
Automattic Company Photo 2015
Love that I’m in the photo this year! I’ve been staring at the 2014 photo with longing ever since I was on trial. By the way, we’re always hiring.
One Year at Automattic
It’s my Automa-versary! One year ago I officially became a full-time Happiness Engineer. We can pick our own titles, but I really like this one so I never felt the need to change it. My day-to-day has switched around some over that year, but doing my best to make people happy has always been at […]
In a few weeks, Automattic will be having its 2015 Grand Meetup, my first. Part of the Grand Meetup everyday are tracks of “Flash Talks.” Everyone in the company gives a four-minute (maximum) talk on any topic they want. It could be WordPress- or Automattic-related, a funny story, something you love, something you hate… anything you want to […]