“7:10 AM tomorrow, Barcelona time, is the earliest flight to Philadelphia I see.” “There’s nothing today? Not even to New York? I’m totally cool with flying to New York and driving home if it gets me home today.” I’m on the phone with American Airlines. My flight home from Barcelona was cancelled due to weather … Continue reading Cancelled flight
“Is this it? This place is huge!” I stepped into my home for the week, greeted by a grand entryway. This week I’m living in a beautiful Spanish villa near Barcelona. Each I one has a name. This one’s name is Villa Catalina. “Wait, have I been down this hallway yet? No, this is another … Continue reading Spanish Villa
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.
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