WDStories

WDStories: Praveen Selvasekaran, Automattic

COMPANY: Automattic Name: Praveen Selvasekaran Position: WooCommerce Ninja It was a lazy afternoon in May 2015, the only sound that kept playing repeatedly was the sound of the fan above my head and barking street dog two blocks away. I was scrolling through our P2 [internal company blog] for announcements/
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WDStories: Kayleigh Karutis, Invision

Name: Kayleigh Karutis Position: Content Strategist Based in Denver, Colorado After working as a news reporter, then in public relations and in marketing as a copywriter and editor, I felt I had reached a point in my career where I wanted and needed a more challenging role that would push
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WDStories: Andrew Cullen, Invision

Name: Andrew Cullen Position: Lead Product Designer Based in London, England Before joining InVision, I spent the previous eight years working at a digital agency where we used InVision heavily, so I knew the platform well. I was seeking a new role where I’d have the opportunity to solve
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WDStories: Steph Yiu, Automattic

Name: Steph Yiu Position: Account Engineer and Team Lead I remember the first time I saw the Automattic “Work With Us” page. Two immediate thoughts: WordPress is a company?! That is so cool. Wait, you can work from anywhere? I’d been using WordPress for years, both personally and professionally.
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WDStories: Kat Hagan, Automattic

Name: Kat Hagan Position: Code Wrangler and Team Lead. For me, Automattic is my dream job. Self-employed after years of trying to fit myself into different types of working environments, I had a pretty good idea of what worked for me and what didn’t: mainly that I was happiest
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WDStories: Erin Nilles, Ruby Receptionists

Name: Erin Nilles Title: Receptionist Ruby since 2015 As a little kid, I always showed up for career day as a receptionist—looking quite similar to the Ruby mascot in fact. I couldn’t imagine a more important position at any office (plus being able to shred paper seemed like
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WDStories: Tedd Welch, Ruby Receptionists

Name: Tedd Welch Title: Receptionist Ruby since 2014 Before I worked at Ruby, I was a teller at a small credit union in downtown Portland. I’d worked at a lot of odd jobs before that, but it was my first real, adult job and it was a hard environment
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