Hi wonderful Pantheon community members! For anyone who missed my Slack introduction or doesn’t know me yet, hello! I’m Vee (pronouns are he/him/him), Pantheon’s new Community Programs Coordinator. I’m so excited to be here and look forward to getting to know all of you in the weeks and months to come.
For those of you who are also new here: Work Out Loud is a weekly opportunity to share what we’re working on, who we’re meeting with, and what we’re doing in our free time. There are no rules here—share whatever you’d like!
Welcome New Members!
Welcome to our newest community members: @mabrownjr @edwin @evaldas @Hershel.McNeill @steven.merrill @Lickas @Emmanuel12 @AuroraMagic @todd.zebert @acroundtree @nvarghese @alshbg @oneal @kha.nguyen @johnjohnrannz @anthill. We’re so excited to have you here! You’re cordially invited to participate in our Work Out Loud thread, this week and every week. Let us know where in the world you are!
This week, I am…
Continuing to get acclimated at Pantheon, as this is only my second week at the company! But, I’m loving it. Huge thank you to @McKennaR, @katie.richards, and all those in Pantheon’s Dev Relations (and really everyone who’s helped with my onboarding/training) team for being so, so welcoming and helpful. So, I’m still busy getting up to speed on all things Pantheon and am mostly attending a lot of meetings and completing onboarding tasks this week.
Attending Pantheon’s Platform Boot Camp for internal staff! I’m joining other new hires in a three-day deep dive on the Pantheon platform, and I’m elated to learn more about our tools and products, so I can be better equipped to support you and others who are new to and using Pantheon.
What I am Most Excited About…
I’m most excited about the sunnier, warmer weather in the Washington, DC area this week. I’m located in Alexandria, VA and was quite surprised to find out that it’ll be in the 60s and 70s (Fahrenheit) this week. I’m really into the outdoors so will definitely take advantage of the nicer weather and plan a hike for this upcoming weekend! On a more professional note, I’m excited to connect with those in the WordPress community, thanks to the WordPress State of the Word keynote address! I actually just attended Pantheon’s State of the Word Watch Party and got to connect with quite a few of you on Zoom while watching the keynote address live. Hearing the WordPress project’s Co-Founder, Matt Mullenweg, talk about all WordPress has achieved this past year, the project’s commitment to accessibility, and the future of open source was so uplifting and energizing. See below for a screenshot I took from the watch party, and if you want to watch the keynote recording, you can check it out on WordPress’ YouTube channel.
Your turn! Here are a few questions to get you started
- What are you working on this week?
- Do you have any recent big wins you want to share?
- What are you learning right now?
- Is there anything our community can help you with?
- Do you have any upcoming travel plans you’re super excited to share?
This week, I’d love to hear from some of our new members, including @Lickas @acroundtree @alshbg (but really, anyone can participate!), and I’m also nominating some Pantheors, @JohnRichardsII @NineLivesBlackCat @jose.castaneda, to share! Feel free to chime in by clicking “Reply” below, and then, nominate others.