Category: Jobs

  • J3’s 3V’s

    Value. Validation. Victory. Writing & releasing strong, resilient, fault-tolerant, production-quality software (for the entire world to use) – with dynamic teams of contributors over many months & years – is all about banking trust, typically through an unlimited number of positive interactions. Trust is really important (in teams) to quickly unjam people who are stuck…

  • Going Remote: Basecamp Walkthrough Livestream



    Posting this here because I’ve shared it privately a few times. It’s such a neat way to see how Basecamp uses Basecamp. Really, it’s a testament to how artists use their own tools.Definitely check it out!

  • 💯∞

    In 2014, Matt Mullenweg challenged the WordPress community to volunteer 5% of their time towards open-source and A few months later, I ran a successful fundraising compaign that allowed me to donate 6 months worth of time towards BuddyPress & bbPress. For 2017, and hopefully with your help, I’m going to try something a little…

  • An update to WP User Avatars



    The latest version of my WP User Avatars plugin saw an update this morning. If you need avatars for your registered users, please check it out and let me know what you think!

  • Dear Automattic,

    I know it’s been 3 years since we split up, but I wanted to reach out to say that I’m sorry for all of the pain I caused you. You see, back in 2010, I was on top of the WordPress world. I had great clients, was making OK money, and was making a move…

  • Super Metroid and NUX

    If you enjoyed Matt’s post about the original Super Mario Bros. check out this video about Super Metroid’s hidden tutorials. I had posted this years ago internally while working at Automattic in a thread about new-user experience, specifically in regards to how WordPress (both .org and .com) can learn a lot from video-game design. I think this still holds true, both for new…

  • Distributed

    In 2010 I took a job with the fine folks at Automattic. Having been contributing to WordPress, BuddyPress, and bbPress since 2007, working with the biggest company in the WordPress ecosystem seemed like the next logical step in my career. If you somehow haven’t heard of them, they’re a great company with open-source in it’s heart and…