Starting Monday, April 22nd, I’ll be working full time at Automattic!
When I first started working at Speck Products, I’d remarked to a friend that I thought I’d be there for good. I loved the environment, I loved the people, and I said the only reason I’d ever leave is if Automattic ever wanted me and I could spend my days working full time on WordPress — more in a joking way, as I never really expected it to happen.
Eight plus months later, I find that to be exactly the situation I’m in.
I can’t find a single thing to gripe about regarding my tenure with Speck. Everyone there was an utter joy to work with. Challenges were plentiful to keep me engaged, but never overbearing. I was kept occupied, but never overburdened. Everyone was friendly and provided a great atmosphere.
However, now I’ll get to do something that I count myself as incredibly fortunate for. I get to spend my days doing the sort of work that I’ve volunteered my time doing for the past year and a half. The environment that has been my passion, is now my job. And I couldn’t be happier.
I’ll be spending my days on the Jetpack team for Automattic, increasing the tools available to WordPress.org users through WordPress.com by way of the Jetpack plugin. I’m very excited by the road map we’ve got going forward, and I can’t wait for some of you to see the features that we’ve got in store.
The best is yet to come.