Hi! I’m Ben, or B-san. I work at Automattic, as a Community Education Manager in the open-source WordPress project.
I’m a Christian, a husband, and a “father” to an adorable puppy Forte. I was born in Australia, but have lived pretty much my whole life in Japan.
This blog is a space where I share personal events happening in my life. My Treasure Box series is a collection of particularly special memories I’m keeping a record of so that I can come back and reflect on in future.
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Recent Posts ~
Hi everyone! The day has finally come. I have finished the trial, I have had the final interview with HR and now I can formally announce… I passed!! Wow, what a journey! It’s been just under 8 months from when I started writing my first cover letter. It’s been exactly 3 months from the day […]
Hi everyone! This may have been my largest stint between posts… two weeks! So much has happened in that time. I continue to learn, grow and work through the Trial. As I have just over a week left to go, I thought I would share my thoughts so far and perhaps my goals for the […]
Hi everyone! It has been a while since I last posted and I hope you all understand. After all, the Trial has finally started! Phase 1 – Self-Paced Training The trial starts off with some self-paced training. This is where we are given some time to get used to the many systems used by Happiness […]
Hi all! In my last post, I mentioned a few things I had been doing in preparation for the Trial starting soon. I briefly mentioned how there are some new plans offered on WordPress.com now and that these changes seem to have taken effect within the last few weeks. According to snapshots taken by the […]
Hi all! This week, I have been getting ready for the Trial. All of a sudden, mails from Automattic have increased and I am slowly getting closer and closer to the start date. Here are a few things I have been working on. Security As anyone would expect, Automattic deals with all different types of […]
Earlier today, Automattic announced they had introduced new color schemes for use on the WordPress.com dashboards. I decided to check these colors out and see how they looked. (You can find the original WordPress.com Blog post here: Three New WordPress.com color Schemes) What are Color Schemes? To be clear, these colors do not affect the […]