Last year Automattic introduced the Automattic Worldwide WP 5k. The idea was simple – invite all Automatticians (from 79 cities in 24 countries) to walk/run a 5k and blog about it. We work in a distributed environment (no offices, everyone works from home) and this was a way to have a shared experience, even though we weren’t physically together. We’re a friendly bunch, so we decided not just limit it to Automatticians, but to invite the whole internet to participate. It was so fun we decided to do it again this year.
This year the date for the 5k is on Sunday, April 29th. If for some reason (say, you’ll be on a plane) you can’t do it on the 29th, we encourage you to do it anytime the week before. I’m one of those people who will be on a plane on Sunday, so I joined another Automattician, Warren, and we walked our 5k this week. Here are some of the things we saw on our jaunt through Golden Gate Park:
- beautiful flowering dogwoods and cherry blossom trees (this is my absolute favorite time of the year in San Francisco)
- the clock made of flowers at The Conservatory of Flowers
- a trumpet player practicing jazz beside a statue
- the California Academy of Sciences
- a man DJ’ing his own private concert in the bandstand
- evening fitness bootcampers running up and down stairs
- the stark architecture of the deYoung museum
- clear blue skies and white fluffy clouds, right after the rain
- an impromptu hacky sack game on Haight Street
We ended our walk at the iconic intersection of Haight and Ashbury. I hope you’ll join the Automattic Worldwide WP 5k and share your experience!