Three years ago today, I started working full-time for Automattic.
A lot has happened in three years. I’ve traveled the world. Met some amazing people. Found my enjoyment of public speaking. Moved across the country. Lost a best friend. Discovered my love of the ocean.
Look at how FAST I look!
My feet on the beach. The sand had a really neat pattern from the waves.
Swimming in the Atlantic. These conditions are inhumane. Photo by Ryan Cowles
It’s hard taking photos of your feet in the ocean when the waves are crashing into you and you don’t want to drop your new phone.
My coworker Alex behind me waiting to give me more bumper car related whiplash.
It seems like a lifetime ago when I got the job offer – but it also seems like I just started. I get to work on great things, learn new things, and work with the best team of people in the world.
(Shout out to Team Aurora!)
What do the next three years hold? I’m not sure, but I’m excited to find out.
Psst. We’re hiring!
Today I gave my talk at WordCamp Minneapolis! My topic was about the right way and the wrong way to ask for help with your WordPress problems. However, I tried to inject a bit of humor into my slides…
I even got the hearty laugh I was looking for with the GI Joe slide. YO JOE!
It’s great talking to “my people” – the dumb nerdy jokes I say are understood and appreciated! I also was pretty proud with myself for not saying “fuck” anytime during my presentation. I think “batshit crazy” and “asshole” were the worst offenders, language-wise. #winning
Having a great time meeting new people and seeing old friends today. Looking forward to the afterparty at WestWerk tonight too.
WordCamps are amazing!!