I love seeing stats like these, it’s amazing what can be accomplished with a small dedicated group of talented individuals. If you’d like to help increase both the monthly uniques, and employee count… We’re hiring. 🙂
I spent the last week in both San Francisco and Santa Cruz for the annual Automattic Grand Meetup, and it was simply amazing. Aside from smaller team gatherings, the whole company doesn’t come together in one place very often, but when we do….awesome things happen.
Here are a few photos I snapped with my phone. Not expecting any of these to win a Pulitzer Prize for Photography, but they’re totally worth sharing. Looking forward to next year already (where I’ll have a better camera!).
What’s the best way to unwind after a long day at the office? A couple of drinks at a bar? Pfft… Not at Automattic. You’d need to add awesome snacks, over 200 close friends, and wait for it… Fire Dancers. Yep, that’s right .. Fire Dancers.
There’s no adequate description for the awesomeness that IS Automattic, both the company and the people. But there is video to show a small piece of it.
Oh, did I mention that we’re hiring?
It’s been a long day, but I’m finally back home. Slightly unpacked, and relaxing. Aside from the little snafu with Delta “misplacing” a Pilot along with his Co-Pilot for a short time, there were no real problems. I’m not extremely pleased with the TSA unpacking souvenirs and not wrapping them back up – fortunately nothing was damaged.
Had an interesting conversation last night about how awful Hunger Games was (both the cinematic and written versions) and while browsing through the airport bookstore in Portland I ran across a copy for only $4. In over eight hours of flying, and many more in the airports, I only managed to read about forty pages – it’s just not grabbing me. So, James, Phil, you may have been right, but I’m determined to see it through.
Back on topic..
Nobody was awake when I finally rolled into the driveway, but I had this waiting on the front door:
Off to watch Castle and decompress!