Automattic Grand Meetup 2016

Last week, 467 developers, designers, and happiness engineers descended upon Whistler, Canada. Every Automattician that could make it joined together near Vancouver for the eleventh annual Automattic Grand Meetup. The 2-hour drive from Vancouver airport to Whistler Village was beautiful. We traveled up the coast through winding roads, sandwiched between gorgeous Pacific Ocean and mountain … Continue reading Automattic Grand Meetup 2016

Reflections on meetups

A big perk of working for Automattic is the meetups. A couple times a year each Automattician gets the chance to meet up with colleagues in various places around the world. The location can be anywhere from Utah to Hawaii to Cyprus.

At the time of writing, I’m sitting on a flight returning from the annual Akismet team meetup. This year we chose Destin, FL as the location. Over the past week we have spent time invaluable time together, and I wanted to share some thoughts and experiences on what makes these weeks so special.

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Akisbot lives!

Our story starts in March 2014. Akismet needed some stickers to hand out at a spam conference. So I took an earlier concept by my partner in swag, Nick, and updated the design. What I designed would subsequently create an entire world where good and evil robots battle for victory over the Internet. Ok, so … Continue reading Akisbot lives!

Park City, Utah

This past week was the annual Automattic Grand Meetup in Park City, Utah. The mountain views were incredible, and every single one of the people I met were just as amazing. I got to spend the week working on a project with colleagues I don’t normally work with which was really fun. There were also plenty … Continue reading Park City, Utah