How I became a Happiness Engineer at Automattic Part 2: The Interview Process

Part 1: Application Process Part 2: The Interview Process (this post) If you’re interested in what I did to apply for the Happiness Engineer position, I suggest giving Part 1 a readūüôā Chatting with the Hiring Team After applying I received an email from someone on the hiring team for Happiness Engineers at Automattic. We emailed back…

European Vacation

I’ve always dreamed of coming to Europe, so it’s completely surreal to me that I got to take 2 weeks off and go to Spain and Italy.   I love to travel, but because I can work from wherever I have the mindset of, “I’ll work while I’m travelling”. Which is great and such a…

On the fence about applying to Automattic? Watch these videos!

This past year, I was super excited to lend a hand to a project at Automattic, that was outside my normal day-to-day job scope. I got to help with some of the video editing for interviews of some Automatticians (my awesome coworkers). These interviews were about them, what they do at Automattic and how they…

The schedule of a Happiness Engineer working in live chat

When I was first hired as Trial Happiness Engineer, I was ¬†concerned about the flexibility of live chat. I imagined a live chat operator being chained to their desk all day. But since this is Automattic the pioneers of remote working, how was this possible? How was it going to work? Now I work on…

Women who WP Presentation: How to Rock WordPress

Yesterday I had the privilege of speaking at Women who WP, which is this wonderful meet up that gets together some amazing women and we have dinner and talk about WordPress, our stories, and what we’re learning. These awesome ladies asked me to speak a bit about who Automattic is and what it’s like to…

One year ago today…

One year ago¬†I started my journey as a full-time employee at Automattic. Having the privilege of working on WordPress.com. A year later, I’m even more convinced that Automattic is just such an amazing place to work at. As a company, they are so kind and generous with their employees. Offering so much respect, learning opportunities,…

WordPress Meetup: Women who WP in Orange County, CA

I had the privilege of attending the Women who WP meet up in Fountain Valley, CA. While this was my first time attending, this was Women who WP’s¬†3rd meet up and had 14 wonderful women show up.¬†We had everyone from developers to¬†women who used WordPress for the very first time that day. The room was…

How I “Hacked” my Happiness Engineer Trial at Automattic

Last year I gave a¬†Flash Talk on How I “hacked” my Happiness Engineer Trial at Automattic’s Grand Meetup in Park City, Utah. A Flash Talk at Automattic’s Grand Meetup is a short presentation that is given on ANY subject you¬†like. When you work remotely, it’s also a wonderful way to get to know your co-workers…

Sam Hunt

I usually don’t go to a lot of concerts, but it just kinda happened where we got tickets to see Sam Hunt in LA on Thursday. So we made a Night of it and a group of us girls drove to LA and hung out. I like Sam Hunt’s catchy songs… but¬†the cherry on top…

Master List: 26 Resources to find a Remote Job

Originally posted on Simon Ouderkirk:
This is definitely the top comment¬†I’ve gotten from folks: “Yeah, sure, it really seems great to work remotely, but how am I supposed to find a job like that?” or “There are so many companies, how do I know which ones are remote friendly?” or “But Simon, I want to…

wapuu: origins

Originally posted on unofficial wapuu fan club:
As you know I’m wapuu’s biggest fan and I’ve been pestering Naoko for a while to learn more about how wapuu came to be. Now I know the story and I’m so excited to share it¬†with you. The People Kazuko Kaneuchi: Designer/Illustrator @mutsuking Naoko Takano: Japanese community manager/translator…