I posted a ton of pictures of last year’s Grand Meetup here and posted my thoughts here. And just realized that I forgot to post them for the Grand Meetup we had back in October of 2016 (which was around 5 months ago).
Wait, so what is a Grand Meetup?
Automattic is a remote company, which means that all employees work from wherever in the world they are. While we do have several offices or lounges in San Francisco, Maine, and Cape Town, no employees are expected to work out of there. The one time of a year we all get together is for the Grand Meetup (or what we fondly call the “The GM”) where Automattic flies all employees to one location where we all work together for a week.
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Part 1: Application Process
Part 2: The Interview Process
Part 3: Paid Trial at Automattic (this post)
What is a Trial?
This is the opportunity to work at Automattic, doing the job you’re applying for. It’s fantastic because you have the opportunity to see if you’d actually like the job and gives Automattic the opportunity to see how well you do the job.
It’s a paid Trial, so it really is a win-win situation. You get to try out the position, paid (this isn’t a salary but $25 hour), and see if you both think it’s a good fit.
Continue reading “How I became a Happiness Engineer at Automattic Part 3: Paid Trial at Automattic”
This past year, I was super excited to lend a hand to a project at Automattic, that was outside my normal day-to-day job scope.
Continue reading “On the fence about applying to Automattic? Watch these videos!”
When I was first hired as Trial Happiness Engineer, I was concerned about the flexibility of live chat.
I imagined a live chat operator being chained to their desk all day. But since this is Automattic the pioneers of remote working, how was this possible? How was it going to work?
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Yesterday I had the privilege of speaking at Women who WP, which is this wonderful meet up that gets together some amazing women and we have dinner and talk about WordPress, our stories, and what we’re learning.
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One year ago I started my journey as a full-time employee at Automattic. Having the privilege of working on WordPress.com.
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I had the privilege of attending the Women who WP meet up in Fountain Valley, CA.
While this was my first time attending, this was Women who WP’s 3rd meet up and had 14 wonderful women show up. We had everyone from developers to women who used WordPress for the very first time that day.
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Last year I gave a Flash Talk on How I “hacked” my Happiness Engineer Trial at Automattic’s Grand Meetup in Park City, Utah (read how I got hired at Automattic here).
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The other day I realized that I was unable to fit a single thing into my closet, which is not usually a problem for me.
I’m the type of girl who collects tech toys over shoes or clothes. Which is actually an expensive habit, but results in lots of closet space usually. That is, until recently…
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