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WordPress now powers 1/4 of the Internet

When we launched WooCommerce back in 2011, WordPress only powered 13,1% of all websites online, but it has almost doubled that since then, and now powers a whopping 25% of…

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Drone – Tananger Sunset

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The Who’s Who of Woo (2012)

Back in 2012 we had a talented designer do some posters for WooThemes dubbed WooVille, and this is one of my favorites. I’m in the process of getting our WooVille…

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Why is remote distribution (possibly) the future of work?

Hiring people that don’t live near you or your office is becoming more common, and we have embraced this from the start at WooThemes (and Automattic). At WordCamp Europe, Tom…

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From Commercial Themes to the Fastest Growing eCommerce Platform – The story of WooThemes

Mark (my co-founder at Woo) spoke at WordCamp Europe on the story of WooThemes. If you are interested in how we grew Woo from 3 to 55 people in just…

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Map of Automatticians

We have a cool dynamic map of all Automatticians (a12s), and I’m proud to be the first ever Norwegian in this globally distributed company! http://automattic.com/map/

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Fishing in British Columbia

I had the chance to visit the beautiful British Columbia on my last fishing trip. We flew from Vancouver to Smithers, a cozy little town over the mountains, and we…

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What does a8c stand for?

Going through due diligence with Automattic meant learning a lot about the company. One of the amusing things to discover was all the acronyms used, and the first time I…

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WooMattic Deal Is Officially Complete

Yesterday marked the official closing of the acquisition¬†of WooThemes by Automattic! After several months of due diligence, we inked the deal in the middle of May and were waiting for…

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Impostor Syndrome

To begin in a new company can be overwhelming, especially Automattic which hires only the brightest people. Feelings of not matching up to you new colleagues are often described as…