An Automattic Decade

Ten years ago I left SVSU and started working for Automattic. I still remember discussing the risks of joining a startup with my parents. I think I made the right choice. đŸ˜‰

March 13, 2008

  • 22 employees
  • 1 former Automattician
  • I was hire #23
  • 3 Happiness Engineers
  • 9,725 commits on WordPress.com

March 13, 2018

  • 700 employees
  • 138 former Automatticians
  • I’m #15 in tenure
  • 264 people in our Happiness division
  • 171,566 commits on WordPress.com

Here’s a photo from the 2008 Grand Meetup, in Breckenridge, Colorado. Exactly half of the people in this photo no longer work with us.

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Here’s the photo from the 2017 Grand Meetup in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

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A lot has changed and I’m excited to see what happens in the next decade.