Matt spoke with Sarah Millstein about how Automattic iterates, approaches hiring, and management.
This quote from his talk via Post Status is pretty inspiring:
We do trials. Everyone that joins the company, we hire them on a contract basis first. Nights and weekends. We’re not asking them to leave them a job or anything like that. So it’s… and it’s a mutual trial. So it’s a standard rate: $25 per hour – same for whether you’re coming in as a CFO or as a Happiness Engineer.