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A Renaissance Soul blogging on traveling, books, work, miscellany, and enjoying life.


Automattic’s Store Team Meetup: Cyprus Edition

I just returned last week from my first Automattic team meetup in Cyprus, where I spent an amazing week in a beautiful place surrounded by awesome people. Folks, it doesn’t get much better than that. My team is composed of developers and support staff who work together to design, develop, support, and improve the paid upgrades available through the WordPress.com store. Like the rest of Automattic, we’re spread across the […]

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Notes from a New Hire

Check out this post from one of my newer co-workers, Steve, as he shares some of his thoughts on being a new Automattician, or newmattician (yes, we actually call our new folks that) as well as some great observations on San Francisco through the eyes of a Scot and on our company’s HQ. He’s right that it’s really hard to capture the scale of the place in photos, although I […]

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WordPress at NMX BlogWorld Conference

I just got back yesterday from the fabulous NMX/BlogWorld conference in Las Vegas. We had an awesome booth right at the front of the room, where I had the pleasure of talking with all kinds of folks: everyone from veteran WordPress users to brand new users to people who just wanted to know what WordPress is. While I enjoy talking to just about anyone in the WordPress community, I think […]

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Striking Back Against Censorship

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
The mission of WordPress.com is to democratize publishing. We’re inspired every day by the ways creators use our platform to bring their voices to the world. Unfortunately, we also see many cases of censorship aimed at WordPress.com authors and users. One area where we’ve seen a number of problems is the censoring of criticism through abuse of copyright law. Two recent cases of…

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Automattic Grand Meetup 2013

One of the perks of being an Automattician is the ability to travel all over the world. Fabulous, right? My maiden voyage as an Automattician was to our annual Grand Meetup in San Francisco and Santa Cruz, California where I spent 8 crazy days with some of the nicest, most welcoming, and funniest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. A good time was had by all. See pics at […]

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The Future of (My) Work

Back in August, I won the job lottery job powerball and landed a position at an amazing company, Automattic. It’s been just over a month since I started my new gig and I am still feeling incredibly blessed to join the ranks of a group of super-smart, passionate people who are defining the future of work in general and the future of my work in particular. If you haven’t heard […]

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