The Women of Automattic

Remember the big company photo I shared the other day? Well, here’s one with just the women! So proud to know (and be in!) this group of fantastic, smart, awesome people!

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Diversity & Tech, Twitter-style

If you pay any attention to the tech world, you know there’s a diversity problem, so seeing the big tech companies share their stats and set goals to do better is awesome. See: We’re committing to a more diverse Twitter Love & appreciate this part: “We want the makeup of our company to reflect the […]

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My Trial at Automattic in Gifs

I wrote on a private blog during my trial as Happiness Engineer at Automattic for myself, and also to provide the weekly observations my Trial Leads requested I share with them. I’ll write more about Automattic’s hiring process in the future, but for now, here are the gifs I used in my observation posts. They […]

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Are you following #talkpay on Twitter?

Lauren Voswinkel is a senior software developer who lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and she wants everyone to know that she earns $122,000 a year. This May Day, the international day of workers, Voswinkel is encouraging everyone to share their job title and salary on Twitter using the hashtag #talkpay. Read more: #talkpay: can America’s wage […]

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First Official Day at Automattic

Today is my first official day at Automattic working as a Happiness Engineer for WordPress.com! πŸŽ‰ I don’t feel totally brand new, since I worked for actual money during my trial period, and I’ve been lurking around my new team’s Slack channels for weeks while I waited to officially start, but STILL. TODAY! IS! THE! […]

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To Watch: The Queen Of Code

Grace Hopper was a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy and “headed the team that created the first compiler, which led to the creation of COBOL, a programming language that by the year 2000 accounted for 70 percent of all actively used code.” FiveThirtyEight’s film, The Queen of Code, tells her story.

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To Read: What’s Holding Women Back

“A sizable percentage of senior leaders agree, with nearly one-third of senior leaders… believing that a woman would never achieve a top position at their company, no matter how able or high-performing.” Disappointing and frustrating and so much more… Read more: What’s Holding Women Back in Science and Technology Industries in the Harvard Business Review.

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