David Artiss

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My life at Automattic

WAN-IFRA – Heading back to Lisbon!

WAN-IFRA is an organisation of newspapers and news agencies from around the globe. Each year they have a big gathering – for 2018, this was in Lisbon, Portugal.

WordPress.com VIP were a gold sponsor for the event, including sponsorship of the WAN-IFRA phone app, so I returned, for a second time this year, to Lisbon. This time with shirts.

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What’s in my bag? 2018 edition

Last year, I revealed, after just a few months working and travelling for Automattic, what I carried with me in my backpack. A year on, and many more trips, and that content has changed.

The theme for this year is “brown leather”.

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WordCamp London, Take 2 – The Diary

It’s been a year since I went to my first ever WordCamp – WordCamp London. And now I’m back for a second attempt.

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Talking Support: Names are Important

Working for the WordPress.com VIP team, I deal with a lot of high-profile clients and, although I've been working there for over a year now, my experience of technical support goes back over 25 years. So, I thought it was time to share some of my knowledge. And, you know, little of this is mind-blowing stuff.

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VIP in Lisbon – A Diary of a Meetup

Or rather, the VIP Triage and Development teams.

Yes, it's time, again, for a support team meetup and this time we're in Lisbon, Portugal.

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I will never stop learning

That heading is the first line of the the Automattic Creed and now that it's 2018 it felt a good time to review what I've learnt over the next year, as well as look forward to the coming year.

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One Year at Automattic!

Today marks my one year anniversary working at Automattic and, yes, it's been a hell of a year.

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To celebrate Christmas and our amazing remote working policy, some of my fellow Automatticians have put together this video…

Happy Christmas everyone!

Big WP – London Calling

At numerous locations, often in big cities, regular WordPress-themed meetups occur. Anyone can run one and those attending can be anybody from bloggers to developers, with all levels of knowledge. However, probably the biggest in the UK is the appropriately named Big WP, held in London. Less regular than some others it, none-the-less, attracts a big audience and some impressive speakers.

For this meetup, the first in a while, I’ve attended – my first Big WP.

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What’s on my desk?

A while ago I wrote posts on ‘What’s in my bag?‘ and ‘What’s in my pencil case?‘. However, picking up an idea that came from an internal discussion amongst some Automatticians, I now present to you ‘What’s on my desk?’.

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