Five years at Automattic

Five years ago I took a trip from Geneva, where I was living at the time, to Vienna to join my Automattic team for a meetup, on the very first day of my full-time job here.

I have seen the company grow from about 70 to more than 430 people distributed across more than 50 countries.

I have travelled, about average probably compared to my fellow Automatticians, but quite a lot by normal standards: 500,000km, across 61 trips, in 16 countries, 51 cities over 420 days.

I have learned more than I expected I could learn in such a timeframe, I have taught, I have shared, I have enjoyed every moment of it.

I am happy, and proud, to be part of such a wonderful team: thank you Automattic!

I am looking forward to the next five years!

 

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By Paolo Belcastro

Paolo is a modern nomad: after Italy, France, and Switzerland, he now lives in Vienna, Austria from where he works on Automattic's Jetpack and .blog products. Passionate photographer, he also dedicates his free time to his family, cats, and hobbies. Working remotely since 1994, managing distributed teams since 1998, he firmly believes that remote work is the key to peaceful coexistence for 10 billion humans.

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