Automattic – One Year On

“Time flies” is a cliché but so true. It has been over a year working for Automattic as I type this and I am full of emotions.

It was very difficult giving up working for myself. It was needed for my sanity, health, and for my family and now I feel like the luckiest man in the world sometimes.

Lucky because I do a job I love. Continue reading Automattic – One Year On

Automattic – Six Months On

They say the cobbler’s children have no shoes, as it is when working for a professional blog company I don’t do any blogging. So here’s a quick photo update of the Automattic Grand Meetup in Park City, Utah. Continue reading Automattic – Six Months On

Why I joined Automattic

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Now with 232 employees

It’s official – I’m now a Happiness Engineer for Automattic. I’m immensely proud to be employee 231 of this growing and unique company of truly passionate individuals.

Automattic provides WordPress.com, Jetpack, VaultPress, Simplenote, Gravatar, CloudUp… and the list goes on. I’ll be mainly providing support for users of WordPress.com, with some feature testing and bug tracking thrown in there.

It’s a company I’ve admired for a long time, and been interested in working for since I met Lance Willett back in April 2012 at WordCamp San Diego. We had a great chat about the company and the roles they offered. Fast forward to October 2013 and I bumped into Lance again at Pressnomics. We only had a brief chat them but it re-ignited a spark in me, so I investigated further. Continue reading Why I joined Automattic