Hey. How’s it going?

I’ve got some pretty major news that I’ve been sitting on for a while now, but the time has come where I can finally share it.

Ready? Okay. Here we go…

After October 26th, I will no longer work with the very amazing and inspiring people at DreamHost. Considering that I’ve been loyal to them for well over 5 years now — and I thought I’d be here for much longer — that’s kind of a big deal for me.

But that’s nothing compared to what’s next…

Just under three weeks from now, I’ll be hopping on a plane to Austin to start working with the wicked smart crew over at WP Engine. If you don’t know about them yet, they’re a startup that focuses solely on highly optimized WordPress hosting.

No mail. No one-click installer full of other stuff. No Rails or Django. Just pure, unadulterated WordPress.

Now this new job doesn’t mean that Sarah and I are going to be moving to Texas or anything. In fact, I still get to live and work in Los Angeles. I’m mostly just heading out there to get familiar with the team and soak up as much barbecue as stupid Weight Watchers will let me.

Anyhow, it’s really exciting (not to mention a bit scary) to go from an established company to a startup. But I really believe in what WP Engine is trying to do. It’s a fantastic space and a great idea and I’m ready to help make an impact.

Wish me luck!




4 responses to “Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes”

  1. Ben Metcalfe Avatar
    Ben Metcalfe

    Yay, we’re so looking forward to working with you! Can’t wait!

  2. The Frosty Avatar

    That’s awesome, good luck in your “Austin” endeavors, hehe. Only good things for WP Engine can come of this.

  3. Jory Felice Avatar
    Jory Felice

    Glad to know you will still be here in El Ay! Good luck with this transition.

  4. Kyle Bader Avatar
    Kyle Bader

    We’ll all miss you man, good luck with your new gig!