Stefan Velthuys,

On working from home

Since we are a remote company, everyone is free to choose wherever they want to work from. In my case, that’s mostly my home office. I’ll share some tips which help me getting work done, while balancing the whole life-part. tldr; Dress for the office, focus, take breaks, eat lunch, meet friends. My home office …

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Dominik Schilling,

Traduttore 3.0

Today we’re happy to announce the public release of Traduttore 3.0. Traduttore is our open-source WordPress plugin that allows you to host your own WordPress.org-style translation API for your WordPress projects. We use it for our custom plugins and themes for our clients. In this version we focused on making the plugin more modular which …

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Beautiful view over Lisbon
Pascal Birchler,

XMAS Trip 2018

At the end of the year, the whole required crew gets together for our annual Christmas trip. Since we are a distributed team, this is one of the few occasions where we get to spend quality time together in-person. After going to Copenhagen in 2017, we settled for a warmer location this time: Lisbon, Portugal. …

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required Team in a Frame
Karin Christen,

Company Retreat 2018

In the last few years we usually combined our annual team retreat with the conference “WordCamp Europe”. Unfortunately not every team member was able to attend the event in Serbia this year. Therefore, we caught up with the whole team a few weeks later to meet at our German branch in Schwerin. The New Office …

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Pascal Birchler,

Improving Our Translation Workflow

We set out on a mission to reduce the repetitive work involved in managing translations for our custom built themes and plugins. Additionally we wanted to enable our clients to easily translate strings instead of having to sending translations back and forth. The result is Traduttore, a liaison between WordPress, GlotPress and GitHub. Of course …

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Stefan Pasch,

Strategy Meeting

Why we don’t exclusively work remotely A remote team needs to develop itself and should set itself goals to become better, just like any other team. For this reason, and because some face-to-face time is vital in remote teams, I met Karin and Velthy in Berlin to discuss required‘s management topics. Accommodation Of course, we …

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Karin Christen,

Why we are a remote team

In a typical office environment, it’s easy to walk over to your teammate’s desk when you have a question or need help. But since we’re a remote team, we don’t see each other physically. We would like to share our story of why we became a remote team and the challenges we deal with day …

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Karin Christen,

XMAS Trip 2017

To have a good time with each other and to eat good food: These are two important points for when we see each other in person. As a distributed team, we see only each other occasionally at different events. Therefore, the time together is very rare and so precious. As a remote team, we need …

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Ulrich Pogson,

WordCamp Bern 2017

Origin Story Before I used to work at required in 2013 Silvan found out that I lived in Switzerland from a discussion on GitHub and asked me if I wanted to help organize WordCamp Switzerland in 2014. @grapplerulrich so you were at WCEU too? Would you be interested in helping out with @wordcampch 2014? — …

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Pascal Birchler,

Hello Gutenberg

On May 2017, WordPress turned 14 years old. Initially started as a fork of a software called b2, WordPress has grown to be the largest content management system in the world. It currently powers over 28% of the web. Soon, we will see perhaps one of the biggest changes to the core of WordPress: the editor. At the …

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Pascal Birchler,

WordPress Community Summit 2017

WordPress is popular because it’s free, open source and easy to use. The global WordPress community is what makes the software and its ecosystem so powerful. Tens of thousands of people go to WordPress meetups and WordCamps every year. Around WordCamp Europe this year in Paris, a different kind of event took place: the WordPress …

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Karin Christen,

Photo Shoot in Paris

We met in Paris for a WordPress conference, invited our partner, friend and photographer Boris Baldinger and had a personal branding photo shoot for each team member. At required we have built a remote culture where everyone can live their individual lifestyles and work from wherever on this planet they want to be. Each team member …

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Karin Christen,

WordCamp Europe in Paris

The yearly WordCamp Europe is always set a year in advance in our calendar. As a remote team, we use this opportunity to catch up with each other by combining the conference with a company retreat. That’s why we extended the conference weekend into a full week of co-working in Paris. Paris I Paris II …

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Stefan Velthuys,

Work Week & WordCamp Bilbao

Dominik, Karin, Pascal and Velthy spent a week in Bilbao to get some work done and to attend the local WordCamp on the weekend. Pascal and Dominik both talked about the fields of internationalization (i18n) and localization (l10n). In an area where people speak both Spanish and Basque, that was a pretty suitable topic. Our apartments …

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