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 have mentioned a couple of times in my posts about the fact I applied for the Happiness Engineer position at Automattic, but failed part-way through. So finally, this is the post about how it all happened! Hearing Of The Job July 11th, 2018, a Happiness Engineer (HE) posted about his experience working for Automattic […]
Hip-hip-hurray! I just want to give a big thank you to everyone who has decided to follow my humble little blog. To be honest, I was expecting this small project of mine to remain hidden for a while longer. I have been pleasantly surprised at how people from all over the world have found me […]
Hi again! I mentioned in my last post (Preparing My Post about My Application) how I have started volunteering on the Japanese WordPress.com forum, too. The experience is definitely different to the English forum, so I thought I would take some time to share what I have found so far. Difference in Post Numbers As […]
I started writing a post on how I applied for the Happiness Engineer role, but I realised it was going to take me a few sessions to write it all out. I considered breaking it up into a few posts, but then those who would find my blog would have to search around to get […]
In my last post, I talked about my first interaction with a Happiness Engineer (HE) from Automatic. (You can check out that post here: My Initial Contact with an HE) I will talk about my second contact with an HE and how it got me started thinking about working as one myself in a another post […]
A few months ago, I applied to work at Automattic as a Happiness Engineer (HE). As I mentioned in a previous post (My Introduction), that didn’t work out. But not all hope was lost! And that is why I started this blog – to document my time until I apply again and share with you […]