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Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Hannah has wholeheartedly embraced the Nordic knitting tradition. Even as her yarn stash threatened to take over their small apartment, Hannah decided to start sewing. Her partner is very tolerant of her fiber-related addictions but does not like pins or needles. Previously a Microsoft SharePoint consultant, Hannah now works as a WooCommerce Happiness Engineer on the payments team at Automattic.
On the 15th March 2016, I started as a WooCommerce Happiness Engineer at Automattic. What a year it has been!
I’ve never thought very much about all of the different angles around the concept of men opening doors for women. I mentally shrugged my shoulders, thanked people when they held the door for me, held the door for others and went on with my life. Sweden is very much into gender-equality, so it hasn’t come up. After a few days of having multiple men hold the door for me as a polite gesture, I’m surprised at just how surprised and startled I am by it.
Here are the slides for the WooCommerce payments in Nigeria presentation, that was given at CMS Summit 2017 on Friday 3 March 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria.
As a WooCommerce Happiness Engineer at Automattic, I spend some of my time directly helping customers. I also get to travel quite a bit, to different conferences and to meet my colleagues all over the world. I’ll focus on a day at home (just outside of Stockholm, Sweden), because the other days are anything but typical.
When I joined Automattic, I found that using different keyboard layouts like Dvorak and Colemak are common and encouraged – as are most things that will help you be more efficient.The idea is that if you spend so much of your day at your computer, you might as well be efficient at input. The idea seemed neat, so why not?
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I always wanted to shave my head. I just never dared. At a certain point, though, I had so many reasons to. It didn’t seem fair that guys could have … Continue reading I shaved my head and it was awesome.
Hi! My name is Hannah and I’m a WooCommerce Happiness Engineer at Automattic. Automattic is the company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce and many other products. I successfully completed my trial for … Continue reading Automattic: my journey from application to hire
While I was doing my Automattic trial, I came across information about using alternative keyboard layouts – Dvorak and Colemak. if you look at the distance your fingers travel to … Continue reading Results after 100 days of Colemak: 100 WPM
I used to joke that I was really fast at typing because I could hit the backspace and fix my mistakes really quickly. Backspace is an inefficient key, if you’re … Continue reading Embracing Colemak’s caps lock as backspace
I wanted a nice, thick pair of raggsockor so I knit myself a pair. And then I cast on another pair, yet another and finally one more. I’d waited a … Continue reading The Great Sock Rush of 2016