Old and Unpublished: The 5 Strangest Things About Having a “Real” Job

I wrote this list over 4 years ago (June 2, 2011), right after I started working at Automattic. I don’t know why I never published it, but here it is: The paycheck. It’s been a long time since I’ve gotten a regularly scheduled paycheck. Even though I’ve only gotten one paycheck, its still a nice […]

Automattic Meetup

I was fortunate enough to travel to Budapest, Hungary with the entirety of Automattic. It was amazing to meet everyone face-to-face, finally putting speech and mannerisms together with written words and code. One of the many highlights of the trip was getting to work with some people I don’t normally interact with — having some […]

My Support Rotation

All new “Automatticians” are required to spend three weeks working as a “Happiness Engineer,” reviewing and answering customer support emails. I wasn’t entirely thrilled with this requirement when I first heard it. But, I figured at the very least it’d be a good way to get to know some other coworkers, and ease my way […]