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B-san’s Blog

The work and life of a Community Education Manager in Japan

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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 ~

  • I’m Moving To The TRIAL!

    I’m Moving To The TRIAL!

    Hi everyone! I promised in my last post how I would continue my debugging of Presentation Shortcode in the following post, but I have other news I need to share with you all today. And that is… I’ve been Accepted as a Trial Happiness Engineer! That’s right! I finally heard back from the Happiness Hiring […]

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  • Trying to Figure Out Presentation Shortcode Errors

    Trying to Figure Out Presentation Shortcode Errors

    Hi all! Sorry for the week’s interval there. I was finishing many loose ends with my current job, anticipating to hear back from Automattic soon. (Nope, haven’t heard anything yet, but I’ve decided to take that as good news… They must be preparing to send out a notice to all who passed the second interview […]

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  • Presentations Shortcode

    Presentations Shortcode

    Hi everyone! Today I am back with another Shortcode post. This time, I am looking at the Presentation Shortcode. To start with, have a look at a presentation I created using this code. Related Posts: Testing “Shortcode” and Other Embedding Methods Creating a Playlist Brief Explanation The Presentation Shortcode is a nifty way to create […]

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  • Update On My Reapplication

    Update On My Reapplication

    Hi everyone! As the week is coming to a close, I thought I would briefly update you all on where my application process is at the moment. The application process to the Happiness Engineer role as of late has looked like this. This is not just from my own experience, but also from blog posts […]

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  • The Best Place You Have Ever Worked

    The Best Place You Have Ever Worked

    Hi! Today, I was looking through another part of Automattic’s presence on the web – their YouTube channel! If you are a fan of Automattic but haven’t seen their videos yet, go check it out! Automattic’s YouTube Channel As of right now, Automattic has 14,544 people subscribed to their channel. Considering they are a company […]

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  • Looking Over My Blog

    Looking Over My Blog

    Hi all! WordPress.com has brought a few changes to its editor over the last week. Have you all noticed, too? First, the ditor now shows my writing in the fonts I have chosen for my site. Second, the “Preview” button now opens a new tab with a preview of my post. Until now you could […]

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