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.
Today marks my one year anniversary working at Automattic and, yes, it's been a hell of a year.
To celebrate Christmas and our amazing remote working policy, some of my fellow Automatticians have put together this video… Happy Christmas everyone!
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 […]
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?’.
Just weeks after returning from the company GM in Canada, I’m off again. This time I’m attending a conference in Washington DC -my first visit to the US! The conference in question is ONA17, which is for journalists. My team, WordPress VIP, works with a lot of media companies so we have sponsored a booth at the event and I will be one of a number of the VIP team attending to help run it, provide advice and, hopefully, assist with new client leads.
Every year Automattic has a “Grand Meetup” (GM), where all the employees, from across the world, get together for a week. This year it was in Whistler, Canada, a resort town which hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics.
As my first GM I was, understandable, apprehensive. I’d been told that a GM could be overwhelming, so I made it my task to make sure it wasn’t.
Because one team meetup a year in never enough, the VIP team have met once more. This time it was just the support team and was to be in Scotland. A castle, to be more precise.
Ever wondered what it’s like to work at Automattic? Well, I’m part of a team that provides support to WordPress.com VIP clients. Here’s what a typical day looks like for me.
Thursday 15th June kicks off 2017’s WordCamp Europe, this year in Paris. And I’ll be there! As with WC London, I’ll be volunteering during the main event and contributing on Thursday itself.
During the event I’ll be updating this post with a diary of how it goes – after WCUS, WCEU is the biggest of the WordCamp and, I’ll admit, a little daunting.
I fly to Paris very early on Wednesday 14th, where I’m staying at a hotel arranged by Automattic for its employees attending the camp. I’m both excited but nervous (similar to how I was for London).