A couple weeks ago I visited Dubrovnik, Croatia for a team meetup. When the location was proposed I had never heard of it. Some quick research revealed how beautiful of a place it is. Plus it’s used as a filming location for Game of Thrones, representing the cities of King’s Landing and Qarth. So that’s pretty cool too.
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
This week is the annual Grand Meetup, where all of Automattic comes together for a big, fun, exhausting week of building stronger bonds with each other. I can’t believe it’s already been a year since the last one. As a company of almost 500 (there’s 467 of us here this week), we outgrew the resort … Continue reading Traveling to Whistler
Last week my team got together in Vienna, Austria. One of our team members, Luca Sartoni, lives in the city. Free time during this meetup had a different vibe. Since we had a local with us, walking around was a lot more interesting than aimlessly wandering an unknown city trying to guess what things might be. … Continue reading In Vienna
I spent this past week in Amsterdam with colleagues for a team meetup. We got some great face-to-face time while working through projects. That face time is essential for creating a lasting bond with your team when our main communication is online chat. Working Since my team is focused on design and growth within the … Continue reading In Amsterdam
Last week was the annual Grand Meetup, where everyone at Automattic gets together in one place. Since the entire company is distributed and works remotely, this is a great opportunity to connect face to face, work together, and improve personal and professional relationships. This year we returned to the Canyons Resort at Park City, Utah, with almost … Continue reading Automattic Grand Meetup 2015
This week, the entire company is getting together for the annual Grand Meetup in Park City, Utah. The views here are gorgeous. Continue reading Canyons Resort, Park City, Utah
I’m laying in bed, unable to sleep due to both excitement and nerves, thinking about the events of tomorrow. Tomorrow afternoon I’ll get on a plane and fly to Park City, Utah, to meet about 250 colleagues I’ve been working with for nearly a year but haven’t met. Every year the entire company gets together … Continue reading Meeting hundreds of people at once