My name is David Artiss and I’m an Enterprise Happiness Engineer at Automattic, working on the WordPress VIP team. I provide front-line support to enterprise clients.

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We provide consulting, support, hosting, training, and other services to some of the biggest and best WordPress sites for clients like Time Inc., Facebook, TechCrunch and The New York Times

I am a WordCamp speaker and volunteer as well as a long-time contributor to WordPress, having assisted with Core, Documentation, Support and WordPress.TV. I am also the author of a number of free WordPress plugins.


When not working, I’m a blogger-cum-writer. This site was named as a weekly blog highlight by public relations service company Cision on 4th December 2009 and has been mentioned on the BBC website. Twice. I am also a journalist for the technology website, The Big Tech Question and have also been known to make an appearance on the PC Pro podcast.

Reading as often as I can (comic book and non-fiction), I also watch a lot of films (action and comedy), TV (comedy and documentary) and listen to music and podcasts. I’m a Star Wars, Star Trek and Marvel nerd. An avid gamer and amateur theatre performer rounds off my social time.

Although I try and keep out of politics, I am an EU Remainer 🇪🇺.

Mildly bipolar, an ambivert, aphantasmic and a lucid dreamer. I’m also cross-dominant and a sufferer of sensory overload. Tea-total, I’m a total hit at parties. 

Learning about myself: – no, I can’t remember your face!

In the last couple of years I’ve been exploring and learning more about myself – what “makes me tick” or, rather, what makes me unique (as we all are). If you look on this site’s home page, you’ll see a number of these things. Right now it reads… Mildly bipolar, an ambivert, aphantasmic and a…

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WordCamp London 2019 – Third time’s a charm

No sooner have I got back from Belgrade, I’m on a train to London. I noted the irony of flying over my hotel as my plane came into land yesterday but a day at home between trips was appreciated. For the third year running, I’m back for WordCamp London, an annual conference for all things…

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Support Driven Expo Europe 2019

I missed last year’s Support Driven Expo but, this year, I’m in Belgrade, Serbia for their 2019 expo. Support Driven is a community of people involved within support and these expos are an opportunity for that community to meet, chat and watch some (hopefully useful) talks. Automattic are present, as a sponsor and booth owner,…

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