I don’t like reading non-fiction.
There, I said it. It’s out in the open now.
The thing is, there are so many valuable insights available through reading non-fiction – I can’t ignore a huge swath of potential knowledge. So instead of avoiding it, I’ve been investigating different approaches to be more likely to finish reading non-fiction books and get more out of them. Continue reading “Tips for reading non-fiction”
I’m a Happiness Engineer on the WooCommerce Orion team, and have been working at Automattic for 18 months now. I’m doing a six month 50% rotation on Happiness Hiring; the rotation is from June until the end of December. That means I still do 50% support on WooCommerce, then handle applications, interviewing, and working with trials during the other 50% of my time. Continue reading A day in the life of a Happiness Engineer, October 2017 edition
I hate being late. It says “I don’t care enough about your time,” so I try very hard to be on time or even better: early.
When I worked in an office, I was usually early to meetings. My tactic? I got there early and just did something useful in the mean time. It didn’t matter if it was a meeting room in an office or a coffee shop; it’s easy enough to get out your laptop and do something useful, or catch up on email on your phone. This doesn’t work when working remotely.
Continue reading “The art of being on time to remote meetings”
In which I cover some of how I use Toodledo and a nice little script to open the note links in a new tab. Continue reading Toodledo and opening links in new tabs
On the 15th March 2016, I started as a WooCommerce Happiness Engineer at Automattic. What a year it has been! Continue reading One year anniversary at Automattic
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. Continue reading When good manners and equality clash
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. Continue reading CMS Africa 2017 – WooCommerce payments in 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. Continue reading A (semi) typical work day for me, February 2017 edition
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? Continue reading The experience of switching to Colemak
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 was so thirsty to know more. I hope this blog post helps you in some small way.
Continue reading “Automattic: my journey from application to hire”