James Farmer’s WordPress story goes all the way back to his launch of the first hosted WordPress multisite blogging platform — just a few days ahead of WordPress.com. Edublogs currently hosts millions of students’ and educators’ blogs. James talks about successes and failures, his views on Gutenberg, how he stays competitive with Squarespace, and how he thinks the WordPress business community should respond to the loss of active install growth data at WordPress.org.
Craft your origin story • Pointed questions for devs to ask prospective employers • Strategies against Ageism • IBM’s a**hole test • Take a pass on a “fast-paced environment.” • WordPress Translation Day • Writing Tips for Engineers • Preventing burnout as a manager
If you hire a person who is not coachable they will never progress past the basic knowledge that they possess.
This week, Ny relates some personal experiences where pay transparency was lacking and the impact it can have on workplace cultures. This leads into a discussion of pay transparency in the hiring process — how it matters to everyone but especially job seekers who are black, indigenous, and other people of color.
The boundaries between WordPress .com and .org have never been very clear. That may change as the WordPress mobile app sheds features the Jetpack app will gain.
David and Olivia Bisset sat down for a chat with Matt Mullenweg about open source, Tumblr, and how Matt deals with negativity. Matt has three roles today: CEO of Tumblr, CEO of Automattic, and project lead for the next release of WordPress. He shares what went wrong with post formats and what he would love to acquire next if he could. The answer may (or may not) surprise you! Recorded shortly before WordCamp Europe 2022.
This is an exciting opportunity to bring people into the WordPress community who have great skillsets and experience relevant to every role in our industry.
Vikas Singhal on InstaWP’s backing from Automattic • Raffaella Isidori on the importance of UX • How to get the most out of WordCamps • Peter Suhm on Reform • Josepha Haden Chomphosy shares her open-source reading list • Hiring and
capital_p_dangit • Ryan Welcher live-coding block templates
In this episode of Get Hired, Michelle Frechette speaks with Terry Trout from Nexcess about what she looks for when hiring in marketing.
Do the WordPress.com pricing changes represent an opportunity for the WordPress product ecosystem, a blow to democratized publishing, or the beginning of a slow pivot in the service’s identity away from blogging to managed WordPress hosting?
Today is a big day in the Post Status world. We are kicking off our first Career Summit, spearheaded by Michelle Frechette. Come listen and talk with 15 experts on topics for job seekers and those who do the hiring! Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsors: StellarWP, GoDaddy Pro, RocketGenius, Pagely, Cloudways, Bluehost, Codeable,…
I want to show you what mature WordPress agencies should be looking for in your code as a developer and how to get hired by them.
Amy June Hineline shares the lessons she thinks WordPress can learn from Drupal’s relationship with its contributors and open source.
What if open source values and ways of thinking point to solutions WordPress businesses can uniquely embrace?
Our goal with Get Hired is to help open your eyes to the possibilities waiting for you in the WordPress ecosystem and your path to a job with a remote, web-based company.
Despite having such a vast market share, we lack a common set of competencies for the people working and hiring in the WordPress space.
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