Proud and humbled to be a part of all this. It’s been a year of highs and lows, but one thing is certain: all of us at WordPress.com’s parent company Automattic are proud of what this community has accomplished in the past year. Your work is supported by a company of more than 500 people in over 50 countries, dedicated to democratizing publishing. We hope we’ve helped to bring your ideas, your… Read More
Woo is also a team after Automattic’s own distributed heart: WooCommerce is created and supported by 55 people in 16 countries. Added to Automattic’s 325 people in 37 countries, that’s a combined 370-person company across 42 countries — the sun never sets.* I can’t wait to meet all my new colleagues. via Woo & Automattic | Matt Mullenweg.
Although it might not seem like it from all of the pictures, meetups can be hard work. On my most recent meetup, we spent most of our time focused on workflow, efficiency, team goals, and discussion. But as usual, we managed to sneak some fun in as well… Mid-week, we took a break from work and went tubing through an old sugarcane plantation with Kauai Backcountry Adventures. The tour started with a bumpy drive in an off-road vehicle… Read More
On our last full day on the island of Kauaʻi, we took a drive up to Waimea Canyon. The scenery was beautiful, and unlike anything I’d ever seen before. I thought I saw a few small dinosaurs… but it turns out they were just chickens.
I started working full time at Automattic in May 2013. When I see the date written down, it doesn’t seem like a long time. Yet I can’t imagine working anywhere else. I often get questions about what exactly I do. Or what it’s like working for Automattic in general. Some questions are easier to answer than others. But perhaps sharing my own personal experience will shed some light on some of the… Read More