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Automattically Kraft

I’m proud to announce that, as of today, I am now working full-time for Automattic, the makers of WordPress.com, the Jetpack plugin for WordPress.org sites, Akismet, Gravatar, and more, as well as a major contributor to the self-hosted WordPress.org software and related open-source projects.

I can’t begin to express my excitement about joining the team of the amazing folks I’ve worked with for the last six weeks while under contract and am excited about the great things in the works.

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Why I Show Pictures Of My Kids

Have you ever prepared a post on a topic, then in the time between you wrote it and had it scheduled to publish, an authority in your world published a post on almost the same topic and do it better than you? That was me with this post.

I wrote this originally on May 23rd and scheduled it for after the Memorial Day Weekend. I went to sleep happy that I wrote again. I awoke to an e-mail from Chris Lema with his latest post the same thing.

Nevertheless, I’m moving forward.

If you’ve attended either of my presentations at WordCamp Austin in 2012 and 2013, you saw pictures of my kids in the first few minutes of my talk. Last year, I had a point. I introduced my kids, then my wife which was a perfect segue for why that was important in the real world. In both cases, the pictures of my kids wasn’t important to the talk itself. So, why did I do it?