Automattic and a few of my colleagues were recently featured in an article on the Wall Street Journal titled “Why Remote Work Can’t Be Stopped”: “…data indicates that the remote-work trend in the U.S. labor force is inexorable, aided by ever-better tools for getting work done anywhere.” I’m a huge proponent of remote work, and I do […]
Here’s a look at our current feedback process on Sparta that tries to address many common issues with performance reviews.
It’s been a little over a year since I took on a team lead role at Automattic. I shared some of the major lessons I’ve learned over the past year.
Having just celebrated my one year anniversary of working at Automattic, I wanted to share the 5 most important things I’ve learned about customer support and a distributed work environment.
I often have a hard time communicating exactly what I do on a daily basis when someone inevitably asks. It might be that they’re not familiar with WordPress.com (although that’s becoming rarer!), or they’re just not very interested in tech at all. In the beginning, there was also a bigger issue that I hated to […]
This week, many of us at Automattic are documenting our day to give everyone an idea of what it’s like to work for an entirely distributed company. If you’re interested in reading more you can follow the tag #a8cday at WordPress.com and on Twitter. Here’s my day as a Happiness Engineer. Whenever I tell someone I’m […]
I’m extremely happy to announce that I’m joining the Automattic team (the parent company of WordPress.com) as a Happiness Engineer starting on Monday, October 28th. I couldn’t be more excited to join a team of passionate people that are helping to power a large portion of the web including many writers, designers, and creative folk. […]