About Me

Hi there!

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.

October 2020

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.

I also publish the Gutenberg Times.com with its YouTube Channel and the Gutenberg Changelog Podcast

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.