Lessons Learned: Analyzing Data at Scale

My first couple months at Automattic have been eventful, and I’ve learned a lot in that time. Last week, I took some time to think about lessons I have learned – specifically around working with data at scale – and wrote about it on one of our new product design blogs.

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Why We Design

These days – with technology and design surrounding us at all times – it’s easy to lose perspective and lose sight of why we started designing in the first place. We often get so lost in the weeds about details and execution, that we forget about how much real, meaningful impact we have on the people who we build products for.

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I’m joining Automattic!

Last fall, as I started plotting my next move, I compiled a list of companies that I considered to be “dream jobs”. This list was primarily based around a few characteristics that would make a company/team ideal for my needs:  flexibilitycultureleadership, and impact. The companies on this list had varying marks for each of the characteristics, but one company held strongest in all of the above: Automattic.

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