My Fourth Anniversary at Automattic

Yesterday was my 4th anniversary at Automattic, working as a Happiness Engineer, supporting people who use WordPress.com. So much has happened since then, let’s just look over the history a bit, shall we? My friend Jenifer and I were in the planning stages of WordCamp Albuquerque. It was the first WordCamp in New Mexico, the first WordCamp…

WordCamp Mexico 2015

In November I had the great pleasure of speaking to the WordPress community in Mexico City at WCMX2015. I love attending WordCamps, especially in a community that is new to WordCamps. Mexico City’s camp was a lovely event and the people were friendly and welcoming. They even gave me a certificate 🙂 Mexico City, with it’s relatively…

Journals: Lost and Found

When I owned my own web shop and spent my days creating WordPress sites for clients I kept everything in notebooks. By everything, I mean grocery lists, household todo lists, notes from client meetings, Christmas gift lists, everything. These notebooks are about as close to a journal as I’ll ever get. The other day my…

Distributed Work

I love this quote from my boss about distributed work: In a world where at offices, everyone has headphones on and stares at screens anyway, and you have software that enables meetings online — whether that’s Zoom or Google Hangouts or Slack connecting people — you can create not just a distributed workforce, but one…