As Krista so eloquently wrote it:
We expect to hire 60 new Automatticians in 2013. We’re a distributed company: Automatticians work from home, their local coffee shop, co-working spaces — the location in the world where they’re most comfortable and productive. Our hiring pool is planet Earth.
Via We want you: Automattic is hiring in 2013 — Blog — WordPress.com.
If you weren’t sure why I work at Automattic, here’s why. And if you weren’t sure why you should be using WordPress, here’s why too. Two birds, one stone thrown. :)
Social media? Yes, but not like Facebook and not like Twitter.
Blogging is people taking the time to write or photograph or paint their lives, their loves, their passions.
From Ode to the Blogosphere | LargeSelf.
Microsoft just released Windows 8 Consumer Preview at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Guess what’s already running on it? Announcing the WordPress.com Metro app.
I was lucky enough to be on the Automattic team who developed the app, and got to interact with the internal Windows 8 team at Microsoft while doing so. Needless to say, it was both challenging and motivating, to say the least. Win 8 is pretty darn spiffy, which is saying a lot coming from a hardcore Mac and Linux user. :)
Oh, and yes, good habits die hard: the app is indeed open sourced, and released under the GPLv2. I wonder how many more OSS apps got featured not once, but twice by MS in their live worldwide demo? :)
This GitHub/CoderDojo announcement was my 1000th post on tekArtist. :)
It’s been a wild ride since my first post under that name online in 2006, originally on Blogger, but promptly followed by a move to WordPress in 2007. It ultimately led to me getting the best job of my life at Automattic, wrangling up the most-awesomest-est WordPress.com code everyday, just for you. Turns out happiness is a
blog… err, site.