Yesterday was my last day at Automattic. After nearly 6 years, it was time to move on, but it has been a rather emotional transition, filled with memories and tear-eyed smiles. I thought I'd share a few of my favorite moments so far. My Automattic journey really started a few years before I even applied, … Continue reading Seasons of Love
Author: Hugo Baeta
2015 – 2016
2015 was one fast paced year. It was also a year of resolutions and closing of cycles in my life. I moved 4 times, found a home that feels long term in San Francisco, finished my university degree, got my US work visa approved. 2015 was a great year! 2016 is setup to be a … Continue reading 2015 – 2016
Today I was surprised when I received a text message from someone asking me If I had blocked them on Instagram or if my account had been deleted. I had no idea what they were talking about, so I opened the Instagram app on my phone and was surprised to be greeted with a login screen. … Continue reading Freedom
#LoveWins! LGBTQ Bloggers Make Their Voices Heard
You might have noticed the rainbow banner across the top of WordPress.com over the weekend — our way of marking Pride month, celebrated by cities across the globe in June, as well as the US Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across all states. (The United States now joins 20 other countries, including my own, Portugal, in fully recognizing same-sex marriage nationwide.)
Here at WordPress.com we strive to democratize publishing and empower freedom of speech. It’s amazing to see the thoughtful analyses of the Supreme Court’s decision already being published, like this excellent piece from Tropics of Meta putting the decision into long-term historical context. We’re also proud to provide a platform for all the incredibly talented LGBTQ writers who are advocating for change…
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Everybody say Love!
https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/614435467120001024 This past friday the United States of America Supreme Court ruled in favor of Love, a decision that has brought tears to my eyes, a shared reaction with some people while attending WordCamp Europe in Seville, Spain. Earlier this month I had the pleasure of designing some WordPress Pride t-shirts and tank-tops for the WordPress … Continue reading Everybody say Love!
My local WordPress development setup
I'm a designer, not a developer. Just in case that isn't obvious, I'll say it again: I'm a designer, not a developer. Ok, now that we established that, I should add I'm a fairly versatile interaction designer that likes to pretend to know what's going on when it comes to developery stuff 😛 In the past, I … Continue reading My local WordPress development setup
Long time no see
It's been quite a while since I last wrote on this blog. Kind of ironic since I work on WordPress everyday... Just a quick update to say I'm still here and have some posts to share soon 😉 Cheers!
The Year Without Pants
Today, Scott Berkun (my former team lead at Automattic, mentor, and friend) is launching his brand new book, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work. This book tells his personal story of working at Automattic and I'm super excited because I was a part of that! I still haven't had the chance … Continue reading The Year Without Pants
Content Structure in WordPress
I had the pleasure of talking to the San Francisco WordPress Beginners Meetup yesterday about Content and Information Architecture. It was great and I loved the whole Q&A portion of the talk. Thank you for having me! Here's the video of it (my portion starts at 23:35): Check out the slides on Speaker Deck 😉
The Art of Touch
or, how silkscreening changed my creative life I was always a creative kid growing up. The first time my mother realized this was when I started dancing with my fingers on every piano-looking surface I could find. She soon signed me up for music school. I was five. At that young age I was learning … Continue reading The Art of Touch