Last July my team went to Japan. On our main activity day we went for a hike on a portion of the Kumano Kodo trail. It was quite the challenge for me: completely useless at walking long distances, especially up hills. Despite that it was scenic, interesting, and satisfying. Beauty Wildlife Oddities Signs and writing […]
My current team at work is named Patronus and we have just spent a week in Shirahama, Japan. Shirahama is a coastal town in the Wakayama Prefecture, South of Osaka. For the first few days it was pretty quiet, it felt like we had the place to ourselves. It got a little busier over the […]
Automattic Grand Meetup 2016
The GM Each year (nearly) everyone at Automattic gets together for the Grand Meetup (GM). The GM is essentially a company retreat. We work, we train, we develop, we discuss, we play, we eat, we drink… it’s an amazing time of getting to know each other better and working and planning towards better products and better […]
Kristen is an Automattician!
This month I officially joined the ranks of Automattic! For those in the know, I am a Happiness Engineer on the Store team. For everyone else, I do support for WordPress.com, mainly for Business plan customers. I love my new job. Helping people with their websites is what made my blog popular, it’s how my […]
Automattic totally just acquired Woo
WooThemes has been acquired by Automattic! There’s not too much I want to say about this apart from: exciting! The focus is going to be more on WooCommerce than the themes side, at first at least. I hope WooCommerce will be in WordPress.com sooner rather than later. That would be sweet! And since the whole network is […]