Grand Meetup 2019

After a long summer, this month marked my return to Orlando, FL for Automattic’s annual all-company gathering: the Grand Meetup. It was my 5th GM (having missed a previous year for wedding season) and professionally it was one of the more productive GMs I’ve attended. The flip side is that I didn’t take nearly as … More Grand Meetup 2019

Tunis & London

Each year I’m reminded of the fact that summer is my absolute favorite time to be in NYC, so it’s quite fitting that I’ve already spent half of June traveling outside the country’s borders… Don’t misunderstand me, though. The only thing I enjoy more than summer in the city is exploring abroad, and getting in … More Tunis & London

Pura Vida

After a quick trip to Vegas with a handful of colleagues last month, I joined the rest of my Automattic teammates at the beginning of April as we descended on Central America for our most recent meetup. Previous visits to the region had only brought me as far as Mexico, but this time around I … More Pura Vida

Grand Meetup 2018

It’s that time of the year again when all of Automattic gathers together in one place for a week of coworking, projects, classes, and socializing—the types of interactions typical for most colleagues, but which are unique for us due to our distributed nature during the other 50 odd weeks of the year. While the previous … More Grand Meetup 2018

8 Hours in DC

It’s been about a decade since I’ve spent any meaningful amount of time in Washington, DC after leaving the city and my alma mater, George Washington University, for NYC in the late aughts. This fact came up over dinner with Dominique during a recent visit to New York when she mentioned that she had never … More 8 Hours in DC