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.
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.
Note: I'd actually hidden this post for a while, thinking it was way too personal to be sharing on the internet. And what if people were embarrassed that I was talking about this? So I've opened it up again. The post expresses my thoughts well and ultimately has a positive note. I'm filing this experience under … Continue reading Did she fake those Fitbit steps?
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 such an easy hairstyle, while I was stuck with a mess of curls. It never looked neat and put together, not matter what I did … 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 Happiness Engineer on WordPress.com. During my trial, I read as much as I possibly could about other people's experiences. Good, bad, it didn't matter. I … Continue reading Automattic: my journey from application to hire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4 Every Sunday morning, we drive over to Barkaby to do our weekly grocery shopping. Fred has started a playlist for this drive (we're huge Spotify listeners) and he's nice enough to not play death metal while I'm still waking up. 🙂 Last Sunday, a song caught my attention and it turned out to be … Continue reading The Sound of Silence: a song with oomph
When I first moved in, we discussed (argued?) for months about what kind of pillows we wanted on the couch. I wanted pillows, I think Fred might have been ambivalent. But these were too busy, those were too boring, these were too bright, those were... I don't even remember anymore. We finally ended up finding … Continue reading In which Hannah decides to sew pillow cases
So I convinced the people at work that they needed to send me to Gothenburg to assist on a project, which is why I now find myself on a train. Taking pictures to show the Swedish countryside is difficult with my phone. On said train, I'm supposed to be working. After all, there are people … Continue reading Gothenburg bound!
Yes, that's one of the most geeky openings I could possibly come up with. I'm sure I could have found something vaguely Whovian, but I'm sure this will do, too. I started a new blog. I've found myself wanting to say things, make comments and simply share observations that don't fit into just pattern/project notes … Continue reading Hello, world!