The last days of the Grand Meetup were packed full of activities and work. They were early mornings and late nights, and I was just too exhausted at the end of the day to write. As I sit in the plane going back home, I thought I’d get caught up. Lots of exciting things happened […]
See day 4 recap here. Another busy day today! After jumping out of bed SUPER late at 9:20, I ran downstairs to catch the last bit of the first keynote speech, by productivity guru Ari Meisel. The second keynote was by retired US Army General Ann Dunwoody. General Dunwoody is the first female 4-star General […]
See day 3 recap here. Thanks for following along! Today was a very busy day. Because last night was a bit of a late night, I slept in a bit and woke up just in time to get some breakfast. For today I reserved a room for all team leads of WordPress.com support so we […]
See day 2 recap here. Today the day started with the keynote speech by Cheryl Strayed. She is the author of the best selling book Wild, which was later made into a movie starring Reese Witherspoon. It was a very moving speech. After chatting with some coworkers and doing some FaceTime with the family back […]
See day 1 recap here. Today the day started for me at 6 o’clock, when I did a modified version of Workout B. I spent some time in the gym then went for a 5K run around the neighbourhood. I remembered that I really don’t like running that much 🙂 After that it was time […]
Follow my adventures in Orlando during Automattic’s 2018 Grand Meetup. This is day 1.
A few weeks ago I joined fellow Automattician Dustin Hartzler as we were interviewed by our friend Erik Fisher, host of the phenomenal Beyond the To-Do List podcast. We talked about the rewards and challenges of remote work, including our workstation setup, balancing family and work, staying productive, fitness, and wearing pants 🙂 Click here […]
Another sweet moment brought to you by remote work.
I get a lot of questions about what it is like to work at Automattic. Here’s a typical day for me.
Just as I did last year, and after seeing the great results that I got, here is my post with my 3 words for 2017. These are the three areas of my life which I intend to focus on, so decisions about how to spend my time and efforts will be guided by these words […]
As much as I liked my domain venividivelcro.com (I came, I saw, I stuck around), I’m excited to rebrand this blog using my new domain, cesar.blog. Earlier in the year, Automattic announced the launching of the new .blog domains, and I was super excited to get a top level domain that just said “cesar.” Since […]
The business world is changing. It seems I’m riding the wave. High. I’ve just come home from my company’s yearly retreat or, as we call it, the Grand Meetup. I have so many thoughts it’s been hard to come up with a coherent post to put it all together. Automattic is a company known for […]
… and walked… yes, mostly walked. But I did run too! Today is Saturday and it was a gorgeous day here in London. The temperature was about 15C in the afternoon so I decided to lace up and go for a run. As I looked at my Nike+ app, I realized that the last time […]
I have heard variations of this quote from Robert Kiyosaki, Dave Ramsey, and a few others. The gist of it is this: When investing in something, you make your money when you buy the something, not when you sell the something. For example, when buying real estate, the deal is not in selling for more […]
This is a quick update on my last post, The Cloffice. So the desk and chair are here! This is a sit/stand desk, meaning you can either work sitting comfortably in your chair, or use the built-in motors to raise it so you can work standing up. The desk is a Belair Activate Height Adjustable […]
We live in a small house, considering the Canadian/North American standard. We also have three children. So when we finished our basement, we had to think very carefully about how we would divide the space. I think we did a pretty good job, here’s a timelapse video of the construction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWlvZaFjE2g The Cloffice We only […]
Since I posted that I’m now working for Automattic, many have asked me if I’m moving to San Francisco, where Automattic’s main office is. I’m not. Automattic works with a 100% distributed team, which means I’ll be working from home. The same goes for other Automatticians who live in Hawaii, Japan, Iceland, South Africa, Bangladesh, […]