Category Archives: wordpress

Exploring querying parquet with Hive, Impala, and Spark

At Automattic, we have a lot of data from WordPress.com, our flagship product. We have over 90 million users, and 100 million blogs. Our data team is constantly analyzing our data to discover how we can better serve our users. In 2015, one of our big focuses has been to improve the new user experience. […]

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(Un)verified

According to my city’s website to pay my water bill, I am both a verified and an unverified user. Not sure how that it is possible

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I am now an automattician!

Today is my first official day at Automattic. I am excited!

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Cherry rhubarb pie

We joined a CSA this year, taking over Greg and Mekayla’s fruit share. This week we got 3 lbs of pie cherries and a huge bundle of rhubarb. That sounded like pie to me. I have never made cherry rhubarb pie before, only strawberry rhubarb, but I found some recipes, and decided to give it […]

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Random featured images in wordpress

I’ve had random header images on the Fedibblety Family blog for quite some time. I originally implemented this by looking for images in a particular directory. However, I had to manually add pictures to this directory, which was a bit cumbersome. I started thinking, why not just select randomly from all the featured images I […]

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