The Official WordPress.com Growth Summit

Today, I have another quick update from WordPress.com. We’re hosting a two-day virtual conference, where you can find ideas, advice, tools and testimonials about making websites at WordPress.com. It’s called The Official WordPress.com Growth Summit! The conference will have three tracks you can choose from – Blogging, Business and Creative. Regardless of what part ofContinue reading “The Official WordPress.com Growth Summit”

My First Automatticversary!

This week marks exactly one year since I started working for Automattic full time. Wow, one year! Coincidentally, I had the exact date off, and my wife did a wonderful job of making it a special day for me. The celebrations started the night before. I finished my shifts for the day and stepped outContinue reading “My First Automatticversary!”

This month at WordPress.com (January – May 2020)

Hi all! I was thinking about starting another series on my blog, and was wondering what would be great. I have my Treasure Box series, where I am gathering my own personal memories as a record for myself. (Read more about this on Treasure Box 1.) At the same time, some of my followers seemContinue reading “This month at WordPress.com (January – May 2020)”

The Happiness Engineer Role is Open!

Hi Everyone! I have some big news to share… The Happiness Engineer role is once again open to new applicants! What is a Happiness Engineer? Happiness Engineers are what we call the customer support representatives at Automattic. Our purpose in the company is to engineer happiness, both for the customer and the company. We areContinue reading “The Happiness Engineer Role is Open!”

WordPress.com Workshop for Website Builders

Hi all! Today, I wanted to share an upcoming virtual workshop WordPress.com is hosting over Zoom for website builders. Workshop Title: How to Build an Impressive Website: Secrets from Web Design Pros (Workshop Signup Page) From the signup page: Thank you for your interest in our upcoming online WordPress.com workshop. We will be covering bestContinue reading “WordPress.com Workshop for Website Builders”

Coronavirus and Appreciating Small Things in Life

It was announced that the hundred case of the coronavirus was confirmed in Hokkaido, Japan, this week. We have had three deaths so far, just in this prefecture. Local schools will be shut down to the end of the month now, and the Japanese government is preparing to announce a state of emergency tomorrow. TheContinue reading “Coronavirus and Appreciating Small Things in Life”