After more than 5.5 years at Automattic, I recently decided that I am ready for something different, and today is my last day at the company.
The things about Automattic that excited and impressed me when I first joined in 2014 still excite and impress me today. The mission to democratize publishing and help people to better tell their stories. The pioneering of a distributed model for hundreds of people to work well together. The way even small improvements in a few lines of code could affect millions of websites. The focus on transparency and excellence in communication. Working with kind people from all over the world in a constant flurry of collaboration and creativity.
I'm proud of the contributions I made in that time, and I know that I got to work on some of the most interesting projects of my professional life so far.