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The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work by Scott Berkun

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Chapter 17

The Intense Debate

Before we left Athens, we managed to ship a small feature, allowing us a final celebratory dinner. It's a thrill to be in the same room at the same time when something goes live, everyone excited and worried simultaneously, each second counting down to a celebratory moment of cheering, followed by pensive investigations that nothing blew up, and then more cheering. The entire meet-up had been a series of extremes—all talk and dreams at the beginning and all work and details at the end—but it was one of the best we'd ever have.

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After a meet-up, it took days for the team to re-form online. Between travel, jet lag, and ...

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