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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Introducing: Our New, High-Speed Editor

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
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…

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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 first Grand Meetup with Automattic

I remember being on my Happiness Engineer trial back in April, when the dates were announced for Automattic’s Grand Meetup. I can recall thinking to myself, “I’m going to be there. I’m going to do whatever it takes to get this job and in October I’m going to be at that Grand Meetup in Utah.”…

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