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 Engineers 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.

5 responses

  1. Mary Putnam Avatar
    Mary Putnam

    Hello Jim,
    When I try to watch this video, I see a few seconds then it cuts off. Is it just me? Also, I wanted to ask you some questions about being a “Happiness Engineer,” may I email you directly?

    1. It seems to be working properly under Safari, Firefox, and Chrome. Which browser are you using?

      As for your other questions, please feel free to contact me via https://macmanx.com/about/contact/

  2. Mary Putnam Avatar
    Mary Putnam

    It’s working now! Looks like you guys had a good time. 🙂

    1. I’m glad it’s working!

      And, yes, we certainly had an awesome time!

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