Team Rads in Cabo

Last week, Team Rads of Automattic got together in Cabo San Lucas to work on improvements to WordAds and a few additional surprises to be hopefully unveiled later this year. We are a globally distributed team with three in various California locations, one in Iceland, and our newest team member in Portugal, so it’s nice to get together […]

Simperium: Real-time Syncing from Automattic

Earlier, I had mentioned Automattic’s two great acquisitions of 2013, Cloudup and Simplenote. Part of the Simplenote acquisition was the data layer behind it, Simperium. Simperium is technical magic. It’s a data layer which, as simplified as I can make it, provides real-time syncing. If you were to open the Simplenote app on your phone […]

Simplenote: Free Synced Notes from Automattic

When I last spoke about Cloudup, I had mentioned that it was one of two great acquisitions by Automattic in 2013. The second acquisition was Simplenote, a fantastically simple and free note taking service which effortlessly syncs in real-time across official apps on Mac, iOS, and Android, with support for third-party apps across other systems, […]

Cloudup: Free File Sharing from Automattic

Last year, Automattic made two amazing acquisitions, and one of those was Cloudup, an incredible file sharing solution with a variety of unique features that really let it step out and shine as a must-have tool. At its most basic, Cloudup allows you to quickly upload files and provide a simple URL to view them, […]

Revenue, Ads, and Team Switching

Three years ago, I became a Happiness Engineer at Automattic, focussing on WordPress.com. I had a lot of fun with my colleagues, helping folks learn to use the greatest free blogging platform ever. Fun fact, WordPress.com is both free and a business, we have bills to pay, and businesses need money to operate. A few […]

Automattic Meetup 2013

Automattic is a globally distributed company with over 200 employees, so it’s nice to get together once a year as a company to build great things. This year, we gathered in San Francisco and later migrated down to Santa Cruz. That may sound odd to many of you, so I highly recommend this book. Many of […]

Fire Dancer

Last night, we ended the Automattic company meetup with fire dancing, because why not? I’ll have more photos to share when I get home. This is just a friendly reminder that we are hiring.

Fog Burning Away

The morning fog is burning away on the last day of the Automattic meetup in Santa Cruz, California. You could be here with us too. All you have to do is apply.