Goodbye Automattic

You might have heard that I left Automattic. It’s true. It’s the best company I’ve ever worked at. And by far the longest. Almost 9 years! I’ll miss my friends an coworkers.

I’m not leaving WordPress. In fact, my next impact will be around hosting for WordPress specifically, maybe WooCommerce, I’m not sure yet. It’s going to be a fun challenge. I’ll post when I have news.

Don’t be a stranger.

Happy Holidays


Santamattic came early this year. I was surprised FedEx could ship a package to Russia in only one week. It would have been faster if their Russian partners didn’t go knocking at the wrong door for two days in a row, but that’s okay since I was expecting this to arrive in January.

Unfortunately I can’t disclose the contents of the box, because some of my coworkers haven’t received theirs yet.

P2 for WordPress Gets an Update!

Not much has changed from the previous version. Perhaps the most exciting change is that you can now create todo lists, by adding an “o” or an “x” at the beginning of a new line. Cool huh? If you’re new to P2, don’t forget to read this article by Matt on why we use P2 at Automattic.

Team Meetup in Playa del Carmen

Team Meetup in Playa del Carmen

You might be wondering why there haven’t been much posts here lately, well that’s the bad news. The good news is that I’m at a team meetup in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. It took me 20 hours to get here, from Moscow to London to Miami to Cancun, but it was totally worth the effort!

The weather is super awesome, especially compared to Moscow at this time of the year, and the best part is that it’s not over yet. We’re heading for another two days to Tulum which is south from Playa del Carmen, and we’re staying in a hut, similar to the one in the photo above.

I've Joined Automattic

This is big news, and words can’t explain my feelings. Today’s my first day at Automattic, the company behing, Akismet, Gravatar, Polldaddy, VaultPress, and a whole lot more. As you know, Automattic also contributes to a number of Open Source projects, including BuddyPress, bbPress, Browse Happy, and of course WordPress itself.

So… Starting today, I’ll be working on some really cool stuff with some of the most talented minds on earth. I’ve already met with some of the folks online and the energy is incredible, they got me even more excited, and now I can’t wait for my first meetup and of course WordCamp to meet everybody in real life.

This is a dream come true for me, thank you so much Automattic! Looking forward to “make the web a better place.” :)