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. 😉

March 13, 2008

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

March 13, 2018

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

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.


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


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

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