Name: Steph Yiu Position: Account Engineer and Team Lead I remember the first time I saw the Automattic “Work With Us” page. Two immediate thoughts: WordPress is a company?! That is so cool. Wait, you can work from anywhere? I’d been using WordPress for years, both personally and professionally. The more I read about the company, the more I realized that this was where I wanted to work. I believed in the mission: to democratize publishing, and I loved how international the company (and users) were. As someone who has grown up in many different countries and cultures, Automattic seemed like a place where I would fit in. Initially, I wasn’t looking for a change in work. I loved my previous job and the people I worked with. But, I met an Automattic employee at a conference who told me about the company and encouraged me to apply. After reading about Automattic, I thought I would love it even more than my current job, and that my work would have a bigger impact. I was right. My background is in the journalism world, which meant I was used to working in a newsroom atmosphere. It was noisy, busy, exciting, stressful, and awesome. As much as I loved being heads down in the stories of the day,
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