A Day in the Life of a Happiness Engineer

I work at Automattic as a Happiness Engineer for WordPress.com. I’ve shared some details on what that’s like before (see here), but never a whole day play-by-play… until now! My day, as it happened on Wednesday, February 22, follows. This post is part of a series describing what Happiness Engineers at Automattic do each day. Read more…

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Thanks for the memories, Timehop.

Thanks to Timehop, I realized a year ago today is when I had my Matt Chat, which wrapped up my Happiness Engineer trial at Automattic, and led to the job I currently have and love. My tweet from when I got the first Slack ping from Matt and the chat began: And then about six…

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Mullenweg, y’all

Matt Mullenweg, CEO of Automattic (the company behind WordPress.com and where I work), answered questions AMA-style on Product Hunt today. Among many fantastic answers, including what he looks for when hiring, the ways he likes to decompress, why a distributed team like ours is a good idea, and his current favorite apps/websites, I saw this gem about “y’all”…

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Job Happiness & Working it Out

I’m approaching three months as a full-time (non-trial) Happiness Engineer at Automattic, and I’m so, so happy. I have a job I enjoy, and lets me be (remotely) surrounded by great people. I have a job that I learn from every day, and that I want to keep doing. I worked hard to get it (the trial period…

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