A grand meetup is an event here at Automattic where the whole company gathers once a year to do classes, projects, or just hack around ideas in general.
This year it was held in Whistler, BC, Canada.
Working remotely with strangers and meeting them in person was a bit weird and overwhelming in the beginning.
However, I had already met my team during a team meetup in Vienna, so hanging out with them during the GM was more relaxing 🙂
I also met Matt!
Then, besides meeting all of these nice folks, I also played my first D&D game ever! My character was a Human Wizard (named Matt :D) and we slayed the dragon!
The food at the hotels was really good!
The village had some really nice views! We went for some souvenir shopping.
Then, for the closing party we had some arcades!
Also, my team Woo rocked the stage 😀
Some stats: before the GM I had met 1% of all Automatticians. Now that has moved up to around 20%. With that, my objective of meeting all the folks that I have interacted or worked with was completed!
So a few words about the company: Automattic is about transparency, passion, freedom, impact, people, differences. If you care about these things, Automattic is hiring and you can apply.
Thank you A8c for this great experience!