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First Official Day at Automattic

Today is my first official day at Automattic working as a Happiness Engineer for WordPress.com! 🎉

I don’t feel totally brand new, since I worked for actual money during my trial period, and I’ve been lurking around my new team’s Slack channels for weeks while I waited to officially start, but STILL. 7 more words

About Sarah

Doing the New Job Celebratory Dance!

Hi, Cookie-pals!

We’re back from our accidental, but very much needed break. LIFE, y’all. And aren’t things looking extra-cute? (See: the dog lounging with a book at the bottom of the sidebar.) 193 more words

Life Updates & Personal Bits

Opportunity + Creativity = Success

I’ve been a Happiness Engineer for most of my career.

I’ve just called myself a Business Consultant for lack of a better word (like Happiness Engineer… 147 more words


Jetpack provides custom content types for restaurants

Had I known that this feature existed back when I was making websites for restaurants, my job would have been substantially easier. 127 more words

Have you Pressed Publish yet?

I’ve been on WordPress since at least 2007 (maybe earlier, but my aging memory doesn’t go back that far), but in all honesty my blogging journey was really launched on Google’s Blogger.com. 889 more words


Automattic’s Creative Director, Dave Martin, takes you inside the way Automattic’s hires its employees. Some of it may surprise you.


Dave Martin on Automattic's Hiring Process

My comrade Dave Martin wrote a very good blog post on Automattic’s Hiring Process. I get asked about how Automattic’s hiring process works, and this post is a very good overview. 6 more words