Since 2017, WordPress is moving towards SSL which provides the encrypted connection between the browsers and the servers. According to a blog post on Google Security Blog, beginning in July 2018, the new release of Google Chrome 68, the browser will mark all the non-HTTPS sites as “not secure”. So having a HTTPS site is an inevitable option.
It’s been a month since my last update on my journey to become a Happiness Engineer at Automattic. I’ve achieved a lot in the month of August and I’m quite satisfied with my overall progress. So here comes my monthly recap on what’s been done to improve my skills required for the job.
It’s been over a week I added a checklist for myself to work on my second application on becoming a Happiness Engineer at Automattic. So now I’m going to review my progress and share with you a few achievements that I obtained during this period.
There’s easy learning like spoon-feeding all the information required to you and there’s another way of learning which requires a certain amount of pain so you would remember well.
I learned a lesson recently in a hard way. After I was rejected by Automattic, I reviewed the CV and the assignment I submitted to them and I realized there were so many mistakes I made in both the CV and the assignment!
Background: I sent in a job application for Happiness Engineer at Automattic on 12th July 2018. So this post is about the assignment I was required to complete and submit in order to be considered for the next stage of the whole hiring process, i.e. the first interview.
It started a few months ago when I was doing the random Google search on the keywords like “freelance jobs in Malaysia”. After a few clicks here and there, the Work with Us page of Automattic landed on my browser. The name of the company looks very familiar to me. So I Googled again on it and realized it is the company behind WordPress!