Automattic Grand Meetup is an annual event where the whole company get together and spend a week. This year, we all travelled to Whistler, Canada.
For an elective project/class, I took the Art of Wiring class taught by Nicole Kohler. She is a content manager for the Woo team and I’ve always enjoyed reading her posts on WooCommerce Blog.
I used to fear English writing assignments at high school & college, but this was nothing like those. I enjoyed feeling like I’m able to improve rather than being pointed out my flaws.
We were lucky not to get rained too hard during the Whistler Photowalk tour. The clouds & rainbow after a shower were a nice bonus!
I also joined a cooking class, tea tasting, and Asiamattician breakfast with lots of local food everyone brought from home.
Gyokuro and sencha “from Spain”
Sweets and noodles from Asia
Swing dancing and the farewell party were not just fun but good opportunities to see the side of my colleagues that I don’t get to see every day.
CEO opening remark
Back to Work
The Grand Meetup was an excellent timing for me to catch up with what’s going on after a sabbatical.
The event reminded me how lucky I am to be working at a company that inspires & helps me grow both professionally and personally.