During an interview, a candidate recently asked me why, after more than five years, I still work at Automattic. Why? I like the people I work with, and they alone are a good reason to stay. Being globally distributed means I get to work with colleagues from various backgrounds. This helps me understand first-hand what’s … Continue reading Join us at Tumblr!
“I found a lot of new and exciting ways to break WordPress.com”: Highlights of our time at Automattic
A few of my colleagues — with tenures at Automattic from just a few months to many years — share their highlights of working here. Robert Felty Robert, you rejoined us a few months ago. What has been your highlight so far? I would like to focus on one aspect of Automattic which has been … Continue reading “I found a lot of new and exciting ways to break WordPress.com”: Highlights of our time at Automattic
Real-Time Elasticsearch Indexing on WordPress.com
Love databases, indexing, and Elasticsearch gymnastics? Greg Brown walks us through the indexing sausage factory on WordPress.com.… Continue reading
Improving Relevance and Elasticsearch Query Patterns
The WordPress.org plugin directory has been significantly rebuilt over the past year and should go live soon (test site). Many from across the WordPress community helped with this effort. I focused on improving plugin search relevancy. This was a great learning experience on how to build more relevant searches for a couple of reasons: There … Continue reading Improving Relevance and Elasticsearch Query Patterns
How’s Your New Year’s Resolution Going?
Talking with friends last week, many of us sheepishly admitted that we have already "broken" our 2017 resolutions. According to a popularly cited study by Norcross in 2002, only 64% of 150 participants who had made resolutions were able to stick with them beyond a month. A recent Marist poll lists some popular choices for … Continue reading How’s Your New Year’s Resolution Going?