With one of our very own, WordPress Engineer Miina Sikk, speaking at WordCamp US this weekend, we thought it would be great to learn more about her, her background, and what she’s sees for the future of WordPress. Tell us a little about yourself and the work you do at XWP. Hi, I’m Miina, originally … Continue reading Meet a Maker: Miina Sikk, WordPress Engineer
I stepped out the door this morning into a cool fog. It was 6:37 am. The house was quiet behind me, so I pulled the door shut gently. The sun was just beginning to illumine the sleepy little valley where I choose to live. The ridge to the east was hidden from view by … Continue reading Why I Remote
About three weeks ago I joined XWP. When I applied I did so eyeing the role of front-end engineer, and by the time I started on day one, my title was Team Lead. Perhaps this happened out of need, perhaps organically out of conversation, or perhaps out of empathy when my open source dabbling came … Continue reading Leading
When you’re part of a team with a vibrant culture, like the one we have at XWP, you owe it to your teammates to give your work your absolute best efforts, even if things don’t shake out perfectly. Continue reading Take the time to own it.
“Daddy, what do you do at work?” “I’m a team lead.” “So you’re the boss of people?” “No, not really.” Over the years I’ve heard many definitions of the role of a team lead. Here’s my version of the one I liked the best: Imagine a race track. The developers are the racers. My role … Continue reading My Thoughts on Leadership
Welcome to our third Meet a Maker post. A series where we learn more about the people at XWP and how they have come to work with and contribute to WordPress. Today we say hi to Matt Geri, WordPress Architect. So, who are you and what do you do? I’m a WordPress developer living in Cape Town, … Continue reading Meet a Maker: Matt Geri, WordPress Architect
Welcome to post number two in our Meet a Maker series, where we learn more about the people at XWP and how they have come to work with and contribute to WordPress. Today we meet Mackenzie, Team Lead/Product Owner for team Hyperion. So, who are you and what do you do? I am Mackenzie, native New … Continue reading Meet a Maker : Mackenzie Hartung, Team Lead
4 years young and we at XWP are realising more and more that it is genuinely the people in our teams that make this company a great place to work. I know that my time here has been influenced more by the people I cross paths with than the projects we work on or clients we … Continue reading Meet a Maker : Dan Louw, WordPress Engineer & Architect