My name is Birgit Pauli-Haack and “I code for a purpose”.
Update October 2022
In August 2021, I joined Automattic as a WordPress developer advocate full-time. Among other things, I continue to publish on Gutenberg Times, co-host the podcast Gutenberg Changelog and facilitate Discussions on the Gutenberg Times YouTube Channel, now my time working on those projects is sponsored by Automattic. I worked on WordPress Major releases as part of the release squad responsible for documentation for WordPress 6.0 and 6.1.
The Developer Advocate team at Automattic has five more members: Daisy Olson, Ryan Welcher, Justin Tadlock, Michael Burridge and JuanMa Garrido. – Six people from five Nations and two timezones.
At my company, Pauli Systems, we have been phasing out our client work to existing team members or agency friends in the WordPress community. I will close the company as per December 31, 2022
2021 has been a life-changing year, also in a different area. After 23 years building a life in Naples, we moved to Sarasota, FL in April 2021. We renovated our Naples house and sold it in June 2021.
With that change, I also stepped down from local community organizing (Tech4Good, NPTechProjects and WordPress Meetup) and pro bono work with local nonprofits.
I traded all that in for high-impact work in the WordPress Community to come.
Recent interviews, talks, and podcast shows
All after the switch to Automattic, I appeared and collaborated with a few content creators online, beyond the Gutenberg Times shows and content.
- WP Minute: One theme to rule them all w. Birgit Pauli-Haack (March 16, 2022)
- Live: This week in WordPress #200 with Nathan Wrigley, Taco Verdonschot, Karmen Kendrick(March 14, 2022)
- Podcast: Episode 197: The Move to Gutenberg and The Roadmap to WordPress 6.0 together with Matias Ventura (February 21, 2022)
- Gutenberg Minute on The WPMinute: Can this community journalism thing work? (February 17, 2022)
- Gutenberg Minute on WPMinute podcast: Not yet Y’all (January 19th, 2022)
- Podcast: WPTavern Jukebox #10 – What’s in WordPress 5.9, and What Is Openverse? Nathan Wrigley, Marcus Kazmierczak and Zack Krida (Dec 2, 2021)
- Talk: “Customizing WordPress Block Editor for Client Projects” Page Builder Summit Oct 2021
- Post: Q&A with Birgit Pauli-Haack of Gutenberg Times (MainWP) by Todd Jones (October 14, 2021)
- Live: This Week in WordPress #181 with Nathan Wrigley, Michelle Frechette and Rob Cairns (October 5th, 2021)
- Podcast: Episode 154 Talking all Things Gutenberg with Birgit Pauli-Haack witih Rob Cairns (September 30, 2021)
- WPTaverns mentioned me joining Automattic in their article about Frontity joining Automattic,
My company, Pauli Systems works mostly with nonprofits and associations and helps them to connect with their supporters, donors, members online. We create the technology foundation on which organizations can build.
I am also a Core Contributor to WordPress and work on other teams.
I used the Covid-19 #stay-at-home time to build a team of writers working on the End User Documentation for Gutenberg. It is an ongoing challenge to manage a team of distributed, all-time-zone volunteers.
It’s a great joy to work with all of them, and we make some headway bringing the official documentation of the block editor to the newest version of WordPress.
On WordPress make blog handbook, I edit the “Keeping up with Gutenberg – Index” page.
Here is a bio in Polish: Thank you to Maciek Palmowski for having me as a guest editor on WPOwl newsletter!
Birgit Pauli-Haack jest kuratorem wiadomości na stronie Gutenberg Times, prowadzi regularne audycje Gutenberg Live Q & A na YouTube oraz współprowadzi podcast Gutenberg Changelog z Markiem Uraine. Zaczęła pracować nad stronami internetowymi w 1996 roku, a Pauli Systems założyła w 2002 roku. Od tego czasu Birgit i jej zespół współpracowali z setkami firm i organizacjami non-profit.