Tips for Text-based Interviews

We do interviews in kind of a unique way at Automattic — in Slack. My colleague, Jerry Jones, wrote up some tips for interviewing in this format. A lot of these are great advice for interviewing in general.

P.S. We’re hiring!


git-bisect – Binary search the history to find a bug.

Why I’m Switching Back To Firefox

Not me, I still use a combination of Safari and Chrome Canary.

Firefox greets me with a page explaining my rights as a user of open source software. Chrome greets me with… sigh… Chrome greets me with a fucking advertisement for a Chromebook.

It’s an interesting article though.

Why I like DST

Dr. Drang wrote about daylight savings time and why people who say it’s bad are wrong.

I too like daylight savings time. Or, basically anything that allows me to see more sun during the day. After dealing with sunsets at 4:30 – 5pm all winter, I’m ready for longer days again. And not the kind of longer days that start at 3:45am.

Ethiopian kids hack OLPCs in 5 months

With no instruction, kids in Ethiopia who had never seen written words managed to hack Android in 5 months. It’s cool to see news like this once in a while to remind us what an awesome project OLPC is.