Posts by Michael Tieso

I’m Sounders ’til I Die

I grew up loving soccer. I remember having a Boca Juniors and Maradona poster in my room as a kid. My family would gather around during big tournaments and shout at the TV. I had a collection of trophy’s at home from playing all throughout elementary school. I didn’t play in high school because after…

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Starting a New Chapter – Moving on from Travel Blog Success

June 30 will be my last day as a co-owner of Travel Blog Success. I’ve accepted a position at Automattic continuing on as a Developer Advocate for WooThemes. Automattic has a Conflict of Interest policy that does not allow most side-businesses. Unfortunately Travel Blog Success is considered a conflict of interest and thus I had…

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VR is the Future

I pre-ordered an Oculus Rift for $600 and I’m incredibly excited. I watched the countdown tick on January 6th to 8 am PT as I hit F5 often. As I ordered my Rift, I took a step back and realized I’m witnessing history. It sounds melodramatic but I think it’s true. I just pre-ordered the…

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Joining Automattic

Exciting news this morning as it has been officially announced that WooThemes in joining Automattic. I joined WooThemes April 15, 2014 as a Support Ninja. At the time we were around 20-30 employees. Within a few months, I moved into a new role leading a small support team for many of our enterprise level extensions.…

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