I guess it had to happen: coming back from a trip to Iceland, my old Burton duffle bag gave up.
I purchased it six years ago for my first team meetup, and so I thought this was a good moment to look back at some travel stats.
Since I joined Automattic, I travelled 624,694 km to 71 cities located in 22 countries, across 83 trips that represented 540 days away from home, or 25% of my time.
I don’t know exactly how that compares to the average Automattician, but what I know for sure is that these numbers don’t even put me anywhere near the top of the Automattic travel leaderboard.
Does this sound appealing to you? Well, we are hiring! 🙂
I left home this morning at 6:05
I leave in the centre of the city, central enough that I don’t even need to own a car.
I was at the airport, after going through the security checks, at my plane’s gate, ready for boarding, at 6:35
I don’t know any other capital that makes this possible. It’s one of the many perks of living in this amazing city.
Keeping my fingers crossed that on December 4th tolerance and kindness will prevail on fear and ignorance.
Interesting options to connect to free wi-fi at Heathrow’s terminal 2.
Option one is through Twitter, and here’s what you’re asked to accept:
Needless to say, I went to check option two, and it’s a signup form asking for your title, name, email address, and flight number, but absolutely no validation on any field…
I would have accepted to make a small contribution to your mailing list in exchange of free wi-fi, Heathrow.
You’d have sent me a newsletter, a chance to hook me in or make me leave depending on how interesting or funny you are.
But between giving up everything or nothing at all it wasn’t a very hard choice.
Thanks to Luca for the photo.
Automattic has grown to the point that finding someone in our yearly photo feels like a “Where is Wally/Waldo1” game. If you want to play too, come join the fun: we are hiring!
- I recently learned that the name is different in each country, Wally in Great Britain, Waldo in the USA, Charlie in France…
Today I met a dear friend in a random airport where we both happened to be waiting for connecting flights, coming from different countries, headed to different continents half a world apart.
It was one of these moments where you love randomness.
And you, dear reader, have nevertheless to cope with such an unoriginal title. Isn’t life unfair?
Leaving for Whistler tomorrow where next week will start the yearly Automattic Grand Meetup. It seems that beyond the time difference, conditions will be similar, might neeed a light jacket at night…
Today I turned 46, and I met a new friend!