Early in the morning on September 27, 2008 I wandered in through the front door and up the stairs to CubeSpace to attend the inaugural WordCamp Portland. It was a day of wonder, entertainment, and learning that would stick with me for years to come. It was very early on in my involvement in the Portland tech scene and it helped to shape and my inform my approach to blogging, podcasting, and community.
While my community involvement has waxed and waned through the years my interest in technology, blogging, and open source has been ever present. If I were a cat my curiosity surely would have ended me by now, but instead of leading to my demise it’s brought me an opportunity.
In May I’m stepping out of the warmth and safety of my current job and starting down a new path as Dot Organizer at Automattic.
In English, please?
Among other things, I’ll be helping all the awesome volunteer organizers of WordCamps around the globe. (Now the opening makes a lot more sense, doesn’t it?)
That’s right. Cami Kaos is going to be an Automattician.
It’s a big change and I’m looking forward to the growth and edification it will take to thrive there. I don’t know that I could possibly be more excited for this opportunity to work with an amazing and diverse group of people within such a passionate and embracing company. This has been a time of great personal growth for me and I’m proud to say that momentum has carried over into my professional life as well.
Now to pull up my boots, roll up my sleeves, and jump in.