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.
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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.
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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. … 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.
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. … Continue reading Hello, world!