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Automattic Turns 21

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May 14th, 2008
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Not 21 years old, but that is now the number of people employed by Automattic. As was reported by Ed Sutherland of ProBlogNews.com, Automattic has hired Warwick Poole, former director of systems at Vidavee which was recently acquired by Vignette. According to his job title as “Systemologist” Warwick will be in control of. Keeping the barriers to online publishing low, by scaling the infrastructure which runs WordPress.org, WordPress.com, Akismet.com and other related projects. But that wasn’t enough for me. I sent Warwick an email containing a few questions regarding his title, as well as his role within Automattic. Here are his responses. Jeff – First off, congratulations on becoming the 21st employee for Automattic. Warwick – Thanks, I am very pleased to be involved with Automattic. Jeff – Mind telling us how this all came about? Warwick – I am a longtime WordPress user. So I have known about the […]

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Why Polaris is Backing Automattic

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April 13th, 2006
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Why Polaris is Backing Automattic: Mike Hirshland from Polaris explains their rationale for providing a “relatively small” bit of funding for Automattic. A friend of mine from Wooster, another Matt, had a very catchy DJ handle (radio, yes I was a DJ at Wooster) which I believe appropriately describes Mike’s depiction of Matt. Henceforth Matt will be referred to as WonderBoi.

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Mullenweg launches Automattic

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December 21st, 2005
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Mullenweg launches Automattic: There are times in ones’ life when they kick themselves for not having done something that was staring them in the face, feel like they have let themselves down but are still incerdibly happy for the way the cookie crumbled. This happens to be one such situation for me. Congratulations Matt! This is well deserved and I laud you (and your cohorts) and your efforts.

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WordPress.com out of beta

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November 22nd, 2005
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WordPress.com out of beta: If you have always wanted a WordPress.com blog but have lacked an invite, this is your chance. WordPress.com is now public and anyone can sign up. This is pretty cool. Go Automattic! Go here to sign up for your blog.

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