This Friday, February 25th will be my last day at GoDaddy.
It’s been a hell of a ride.
Back in 2015, GoDaddy was looking for someone who knew online & offline communities, the web dev industry, and WordPress. The job description was a perfect summary of everything I had done up to that point, both professionally and as a hobby.
After a bunch of conversations (and several flights to Arizona), I joined the team as their first community manager for GoDaddy Pro, a partner program for web designers & developers.
Fast forward nearly seven years. In that time, we launched the GoDaddy Community and grew the GoDaddy Blog, GoDaddy Pro expanded to become an all-encompassing brand for the makers of the web, and my role shifted from community to content to product.
I’m grateful for my time with GoDaddy. They gave me the opportunity travel around North America, to attend and speak at WordCamps, and to meet a bunch of amazing people from around the world. GoDaddy was also the first enterprise company that I ever worked for, a huge change from the boutique marketing agencies and bootstrapped startups that I was used to.
So… what’s next?
I’ll have more to share in the next few weeks, but the TL;DR is that I’m hopping back into the world of startups and emerging tech. I’ll also spend more time on Community Stacks, a side project that I’ve largely neglected since launching as an Airtable database last April.