About

Barry Abrahamson

I am currently the Chief Systems Wrangler at Automattic, where I’m responsible for running the globally distributed infrastructure that powers WordPress.com, JetpackWooCommerce, WordPress.com VIP, and others.  Previously, I worked for companies such as Laughing Squid, GigaOm, Electronic Arts, and Rackspace.  After living on both coasts, I have returned to Texas, where I was born and raised.  During the day, I do my best not to get too much BBQ sause on my keyboard, and at night….ok, well, it’s more of the same. When I’m not chatting on AIM, ICQ, Jabber, IRC, or reading about the latest and greatest in MySQL optimization, I enjoy traveling, attending and speaking at conferences, and playing a little lacrosse when I have time.

4 responses to “About”

  1. Your banner across the top caught my eye…you might enjoy my brother’s work at http://www.donpackwood.co.nz. He paints stuff like that.

  2. Hey anytime your out of Rudy’s sauce you just let me know. I’m right here in Austin. I’m a Stubb’s person myself but I’ll go to Rudy’s for you.

    Thanks again for fixing my contact problem.

  3. I’d like to ask you a few questions about WordPress. Could you please contact me via email?

    Thank you

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