A week in the life of a Happiness Engineer

I’ve been working at Automattic as a Happiness Engineer on WordPress.com for a little over two years now. The work is varied, and I love it. But the title ‘Happiness Engineer’ doesn’t really explain a lot about what I actually do. I thought it would be good to share what a typical week might look …

On Blogging

At work we’ve started a blogging group. (Side note – who remembers BlogRings? Ah the good old days…) Seeing as we create website/blogging software for a living, it seems fitting a group of us should be regularly wine-tasting the product and seeing how it goes. I’ve just started a new blog about accidentally discovering I’m …

On speaking at WordCamp

Attending WordCamp Sydney the other weekend was a really great time – lots of inspiring and interesting people talking about stuff that changed the way I think about, and do, my work. The scariest part was that for the first time at a conference, I was one of the speakers. I’m not really a person …

WordCamp Sydney Recap

WordCamp Sydney was held over the weekend – with over 200 devs, designers, site owners and users swarming to the University of Sydney to share their love of WordPress, meet fellow devotees and hopefully learn a few new tricks. I had the pleasure of speaking on the Saturday presenting a few thoughts on how Responsive …