About 8 months ago I came across an interesting job on Automattic’s website, Growth Engineer. Today I’m writing this from an apartment in Prague, working while on a side trip after our company meetup in Budapest last week, on my way to Los Angeles to speak at BlogWorld LA. I’ll have crossed over 65,000 miles traveled this year by the time I touch down in San Francisco. How far we’ve come.
Of all the changes in 2011, the people are overwhelmingly the high order bit. There are the impressive coworkers, the generous WordPress community, and the strangers who, through travel and shared interests, have been maybe the most consistent part of my life this year.
Yesterday I gave a presentation, cheekily-titled “You Don’t Know People”, at the Washington DC WordPress meetup. I talked about learning from yo users and some of the things we’ve done on WordPress.com. The group was great, especially when I finished the talk and they jumped right into Q&A without the usual 30 seconds of silence.
I just published the source code for one of my side projects, isvalid.org.
IsValid started as a little tool for myself to automate data analysis. It will take the results of an A/B test, perform some basic statistical tests (significance and confidence intervals), and return some data and charts to help you understand what the results mean.
If you’re into that sort of thing, check out IsValid on Github.