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

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Chapter 22

The Bureau of Socialization

Over the summer and fall of 2011, Team Social changed dramatically. While we continued to chase our goals, improving Highlander and making posting easier, our roster was shaken up. Peatling left our group in a trade with the Janitorial team. We acquired Justin Shreve, one of the youngest programmers in the company, still in college for his bachelor's degree. Matt and I had talked about the swap weeks earlier, and I agreed these moves were great. The best way to share knowledge is to share people. As sad as it was for a closely knit team like ours to lose someone, everybody wins in the long term. Our team also doubled in size, adding programmers John Jacoby and Tim Moore. John, living in Wisconsin, was a ...

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