Coronavirus and working from home – a primer to get your team started

Isolation is one of the best tools we have right now to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
This post is a crash course on Remote Work for a smaller team that is forced into this reality by COVID-19. Wash your hands.

Bring Your Own Friends – Dealing with loneliness when working from home

Remote Work is awesome. It is no doubt, the future of employment and for a good reason: It can solve environmental problems It opens up the access to suitable jobs for the people outside of a bigger city It’s just better for the human soul to avoid the trenches of office buildings all day, everyContinue reading “Bring Your Own Friends – Dealing with loneliness when working from home”

Simple Payments for India 🐘

This is a summary of the presentation I gave in Mumbai in February of 2018. Prefer PDF format? (4.1 MB) Why Simple Payments? I am a public school teacher and not a web-designer. I decided to start a new business (…). After I found the “Add Payment” button I knew I could do it. IContinue reading “Simple Payments for India 🐘”

Book: Creativity Inc.

Ed Catmull is a CEO of Pixar – studio responsible for such amazing movies as Up, Wall-e and Toy Story. He took upon himself to protect the creativity of Pixar and find out what needs to be done to protect and fuel expression. Seeing how successful companies turn into “Beasts that have to be fed”,Continue reading “Book: Creativity Inc.”

I wanna be a programmer! A journey.

Ordinary World Chuck was few years into his career. He was sitting at a desk for most of the day, doing menial and repeatable tasks, filling out Excel spreadsheets and agonizing over “ASAP” PowerPoint presentations that nobody really paid attention to during meetings that were absolutely unnecessary. But the absolute majority of his day wasContinue reading “I wanna be a programmer! A journey.”

So you want to work at Automattic?

Today, it’s been precisely 6 months since I joined Automattic as JavaScript wrangler. All you’ve heard about how awesome this company is in fact an understatement! It is out of this world! I have started a blog dedicated to helping you get hired remotely. I have transfered this post there Click here to read -> .Continue reading “So you want to work at Automattic?”