Automattic is no ordinary company. We have no office, no dresscode, live in 60 different countries, and only meet in person a few times per year. No wonder that when we do meet in person, it looks less like a business conference and more like a family reunion, with the most supportive and friendly kind […]
There’s a lot, and folks on Tumblr should probably know first. Here’s my summary I just posted there.
As a Happiness Engineer at Automattic, my job is to make sure people using our software are happy. I never thought working in customer support can be this awesome and rewarding. Our whole company, at about 1000 people now, are all gonna meet in Orlando next week. Last year all Happiness Engineers got this T-shirt […]
My company Automattic just purchased Tumblr, another blogging platform. I wanted to check it out, and discovered I already have an account there I set up a few years ago as my trial homework at Automattic. After playing around with it for an hour, I love it a lot already. Looks like the perfect place […]
I have an app in my phone that pings me several times a day to remind me about death. It’s called WeCroak, and our CEO recommended it on our annual company gathering. When first I installed this app, every time I got the reminder I would pause whatever I was doing, even if it was […]
We can’t afford to have anyone limited by a job description. Like, when we started, I didn’t know how to negotiate an office lease, but it had to be done, so I read some stuff and then just plunged in. Realistically, nobody can do everything. When being a regional comptroller, you need to know the […]
Why would anyone want to talk about death? It’s an immensely overwhelming topic, and almost everyone sensibly stays away from it. Unless you were personally affected by death in recent past, you won’t probably want to chat about it, and even then you’ll be extremely careful to do that. Death is an ultimate conversation killer, […]