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Sabbatical

Folks, I work for a pretty great company. Every 5 years, all employees get a 2-3 month paid sabbatical, which is almost unheard of outside of academia, at least in the US. The idea is to give employees a chance to disconnect, take a break from routine, and recharge. Time has flown and I’m eligible for mine this year. Hard to believe. Anyway, it was a little surreal to me […]

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Celebrating 10 Years of WordPress.com & Automattic

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
This year marks the 10th birthday of WordPress.com and our parent company, Automattic. We are proud to have served this community of millions: from writers, photographers, artists, and small and large publishers, to business owners and entrepreneurs. A quick bit of history: WordPress itself started as an open source project in 2003. WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg then built our company, and the free,…

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Automattic Grand Meetup 2014

It’s been a week since I returned from my second Grand Meetup adventure and now that some of the tireds have gone away, it’s time to reflect and recap. Last year, I wrote this post about my first Grand Meetup and this year, I told myself I would do a better job of journaling during my trip so I didn’t forget things. It’s not so much the events that I […]

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This is (most of) my team at the 2014 Automattic Grand Meetup.

Together, we represent states across the US, the UK, several European countries, Australia, Israel, Peru, Indonesia, Malaysia and more.

Team, you are all incredible and together, we are amazing. I’m privileged to work with each of you and can’t wait to see you again in December.

silly store team

The requisite silly picture.

Some of My Favorite People in the Whole World (Literally)

Join Us in the Fight For Net Neutrality

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
“Net Neutrality” is the simple but powerful principle that cable and broadband providers must treat all internet traffic equally. Whether you’re loading a blog post on WordPress.com, streaming House of Cards on Netflix, or browsing handcrafted tea cozies on Etsy, your internet provider can’t degrade your connection speed, block sites, or charge a toll based on the content that you’re viewing. Net neutrality…

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