automattic, happiness engineer

Team Nails & Cookies

Mani/pedi team bonding
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For our last full day together at our team meetup, we had time blocked for pausing on the work stuff & doing something fun, so we went for manicures and pedicures. We basically took over the salon and it was a great chance to chat & relax. Once we got back to the house, we baked cookies!

chocolate chip cookie pile
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❤️ Team Hedwig!

automattic, happiness engineer

The Shared House Comfort Zone

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When sharing a house with your work team for a week, things tend to get really casual very quickly. Our time together has basically been the live-action version of our team’s Slack channel, with #underweargate thrown in for good measure. If you usually work remotely, I highly recommend finding a way to hang out with your team like this (especially if your only other chance is at a much larger company-wide meetup).

(In response to the tip about removing EXIF data from a photo before sexting it to anyone.)

Tomorrow we’re learning about Google Apps integration at WordPress.com to just about finish up the learning/working portion of our week, hitting up the nail salon for mani/pedi bonding time, then baking cookies! 😀