Category: Automattic

  • Upload Once, Blog Anywhere: Photos from Google

    Another neat new feature from

  • Tallmatticians

    I do not feel tall next to all of my tall colleagues!

  • Team Day 

    The first day of the Grand Meetup is reserved for spending time with our team. Luminus wasn’t able to make it, but with the magic of Photoshop, he made the team photo 😂

  • Travel Day

    On my way to Automattic’s annual Grand Meetup. 

  • Podcast Movement Booth

    I got to travel to Anaheim to work at the Podcast Movement booth and I have to admit, it’s a pretty sweet booth.

  • Dear WordPress Expert

    Do you love helping people use WordPress? Here’s a job for you!

  • Almost in a Commercial

    Back in February, I went with a handful of colleagues to Detroit to build websites for small businesses. During the time we were there, a video production team was filming most aspects of the weekend. I didn’t make it into one of the three commercial spots, but the side of my head is captured in…

  • A Gift from Work 

    I am certainly blessed to work at a company like Automattic, where I get to spend my days working on helping people use WordPress/WooCommerce better.  And if giving new dads three months leave for paternity wasn’t a big enough benefit, we got this package in the mail the other day for baby Kellen.  Thanks Automattic!…

  • What Does a WooCommerce Happiness Engineer Do?

    This is a great recap by my colleague Zandy about what our typical work looks like in WooCommerce Support Engineer: As I’ve mentioned before, my day-to-day customer-facing work right now is in Woo Happiness. While both Woo Happiness and Happiness are part of Automattic Happiness, they are incredibly different. I’ll pause here and explain a…

  • A Day in the Life

    This post is part of a series describing what Automatticians do on a daily basis. You can read more posts like this by following the tag #a8cday on and Twitter. Here’s a look in at my “typical” day, even though every day changes, due to my wife’s work schedule and/or three year old daughter’s…

  • LaDonna’s Classy Creations

    Today I worked with LaDonna to build a website for her business. Here’s a preview of the site: I’ve still got some action items, but here’s what I was able to build in a day:

  • Detroit Hackathon

    Today and tomorrow  I’m in Detroit for a hackathan project where nine of us are going to be building websites for nine small businesses in the city.  Today, we split into small teams and visited the shops to get a feel for the businesses and see what they are looking for in a website.  And…

  • Learning Git

    Today I spent time going thru the Git Course on Codecademy. Git is a way to version control your code as well as giving you the ability to easily share your code with your team. I’ve been using Git as a version control system for my own personal projects, but never with a team. In…

  • Co-working and Holiday Party

    Co-working and Holiday Party

    Today a few of my coworkers got together to work and hang out in person. We worked together at the Greene in Dayton and enjoyed dinner together. I love that since we don’t see each other regularly that Automattic paid for our dinner tonight and encouraged us to see our local coworkers.

  • Woo Ninja

    Woo Ninja

    This week, I became a Woo Ninja. What does that actually mean? The company I work for, Automattic recently bought the company WooThemes. As a part of expanding my knowledge about all the products we own, I’m doing a rotation with the WooThemes general support. I expect to be fully challenged and learn a lot about…

  • Capital Factory

    On team meet ups we are always on the lookout for places to work with great wifi. The space at the Capital Factory had great internet and a fabulous view of the capital building in Austin.

  • Dinner and a Movie

    This week I’m in Austin, Texas spending a few days with my coworkers. On these trips we spend time working together and hanging out. Tonight we went to the Alamo Drafthouse for dinner and a movie. Yes, both dinner and a movie. The unique feature about this theater is that you can order food and…

  • Welcome to the Chaos

    Exactly one year ago today, I started full-time at Automattic, the company behind It’s been a crazy ride, filled with travel, making new friends and learning a ton about; and I love every minute of it. My official title is Happiness Engineer, which means I’m on the customer support team and help users…

  • Day in the Life of an Automattician

    In an effort to get to know each other’s work days better, and to share publicly what it is like to work for a distributed company where most of us work from home, some of us at Automattic will be publishing “A Day in the Life” posts on our personal blogs throughout this week. The…

  • Future Automattician

    Special thanks to my friends Ryan and Kate Rhoten for getting Kenley a creative gift that she wore today and absolutely loved 🙂