wapuu: origins

Originally posted on unofficial wapuu fan club:
As you know I’m wapuu’s biggest fan and I’ve been pestering Naoko for a while to learn more about how wapuu came to be. Now I know the story and I’m so excited to share it with you. The People Kazuko Kaneuchi: Designer/Illustrator @mutsuking Naoko Takano: Japanese community manager/translator…

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How I became a Happiness Engineer at Automattic Part 1: Application Process

The story of how I applied to Automattic to become a Happiness Engineer and got hired.

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My favorite WordPress Desktop App features

I’m writing this from the new WordPress.com Desktop App, which was publicly released this week… and something I’ve been obsessed with for about a month.

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How to get hired nowadays

The hiring industry has completely changed to the point where mass submitting your resume really doesn’t do much good. Maybe you’ll get lucky and get some call backs for interviews. Even if you do get an interview, is it at a company you’re passionate about working for? How do you get the attention of those companies…

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Introducing: Our New, High-Speed Editor

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
From parents and poets to journalists and politicians, WordPress.com’s publishing tools allow people to make their voices heard. We have heard your excellent feedback on our interim editor and today, we’re excited to introduce our new editor: a faster, cleaner, and more streamlined way to create posts and pages,…

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Automattic in Park City, UT

I wanted to take a moment and share a really awesome picture from Automattic’s recent Grand Meetup in Park City, Utah….our Company Picture. I feel like such a proud parent, because over the past few days I’ve been showing everyone this picture and pointing out some of my coworkers. I think it’s also a bit…

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A day in the life of a Happiness Engineer

I’m a Happiness Engineer at Automattic. On a daily basis it completely blows my mind that I get to work with Automattic, literally from wherever. Today wasn’t a typical day… I’m working from a rooftop in New York. Which is not at all a normal workday for me. I usually work from my desk in…

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My Travel Tips for Ridiculously priced Airfare & Hotel Accommodations

I have a secret obsession. It’s my one thing. I guess you could consider it a vice, but I like to consider it a super power. It’s called finding Great Travel Deals. Here is the thing, I’m in my 20s, I’m single, I’m loving my life… and I figure, why not? I have this wonderful job that…

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