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New role as a JavaScript Wrangler at Automattic

Today I started my new job at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, which serves more than 15.8 billion pages a month. I’m extremely excited that I became a part of 100% distributed team where everyone primarily works from home. I joined over 320 passionate people from all around the world and I will work as a JavaScript Wrangler. By the way, Automattic is always hiring.

Automattic’s creed

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I will never stop learning. I won’t just work on things that are assigned to me. I know there’s no such thing as a status quo. I will build our business sustainably through passionate and loyal customers. I will never pass up an opportunity to help out a colleague, and I’ll remember the days before I knew everything. I am more motivated by impact than money, and I know that Open Source is one of the most powerful ideas of our generation. I will communicate as much as possible, because it’s the oxygen of a distributed company. I am in a marathon, not a sprint, and no matter how far away the goal is, the only way to get there is by putting one foot in front of another every day. Given time, there is no problem that’s insurmountable.

I saw the above for the first time when I started my trial. It was also put in my offer letter just before the signature area. In this blog post Automattic’s CEO Matt Mullenweg explains why this statement of things is so important and how it might affect people’s perception. I’m really glad that I fully agree with company’s creed and I’m looking forward to implement particularly its first part: “never stop learning”.

Drupal to WordPress migration

As a part of my preparations to this new role I moved my personal blog from Drupal to WordPress blogging system hosted on WordPress.com. The migration process was super simple and I caught up very quickly with the new user interface. I really like all the features of WordPress included in the initial setup. You can build almost the same structure as with Drupal, but the learning path in WordPress is much shorter and setup in a way that is less complicated.

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Grzegorz Ziółkowski

Husband, father, web enthusiast, programmer and basketball fan living in Oleśnica, Poland. JavaScript Wrangler at Automattic

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