Happiness Engineers in Vienna

One of the most interesting things about working for Automattic is that we really don’t have a specific home office, so all of my co-workers come from across the globe. Considering that, we like to get together a few times each year to strengthen our bonds and work on projects that just can’t be handled over IRC and email.

Last week, we had a great time in Vienna, working hard to improve support for WordPress.com and IntenseDebate, sampling the local delicacies, and trying really hard not to freeze while walking to dinner at 10pm.

Some of my fellow Happiness Engineers are major shutterbugs, and I was definitely feeling camera envy, but I did manage to take a few decent shots, and check out these from fellow Happiness EngineersĀ Karim and Naoko.

Of course, I couldn’t resist posting this awesome video, courtesy of Karim. It’s the perfect ending for such a great meetup.

Action Donald

Apparently, Donald Duck is an action hero in Austria. I suddenly feel deprived of something great, as I have never seen these in the States.

I Saw a Kangaroo

Unfortunately, pictures will have to wait until I get back, unless I can find a place nearby that sells SD card readers.

Off to Vienna

I’m off to spend a week with the rest of the Happiness Engineers in Vienna, as we work together to improve your WordPress.com experience.

If you’re curious about why we travel to work together, check out this great article about what goes on behind the scenes.