Although Automattic is very much a distributed and virtual team they do have physical locations and offices for their employees to meetup and do their work, something that some news organizations seem to overlook. In a recent visit to their San Francisco offices, Peter Slutsky captured a few neat shots as he walked through the environment – check out those digs!
I had to, I’m sorry. I found a very old interview featuring Scott Berkun who was asked the following question (and his response): Which words or phrases do you most overuse? My friends would say its mother*****r. But I don’t think this word can be overused. My type of guy.
Hope you guys had a great week! It’s already into March, can you believe it? We’re nearly 25% of the way through 2013. Someone pinch me, seriously, because it’s moving way too fast. Here’s your weekly rundown of what you may have missed that wasn’t explicitly covered here on WP Daily. Let us know if we missed anything or if we need to subscribe to a particular blog and what not! I think you should at least take a look at #3, $22, #24, and #26. Those are must-reads, especially #24 on remote management.
Matt Mullenweg didn’t hold back his opinion when commenting on Yahoo’s apparent decision to ban work-from-home opportunities and working remote: For anyone who enjoys working from wherever they like in the world, and is interested in WordPress, Automattic is 100% committed to being distributed. 130 of our 150 people are outside of San Francisco – http://automattic.com/work-with-us/ Coming from Marissa Mayer herself, apparently the change is coming in June and will be an opportunity to “get with the program” or quit: