August 13, 2018 — As a true European nomad, and after Italy, France, and Switzerland, Paolo currently lives in Vienna, from where he leads the WordPress.com Spectrum Division for Automattic and the WordCamp Europe 2017 crew. When not thinking about WordPress, he is usually absorbed by his other passion, photography.
July 5, 2018 — Leading a cross-functional group of skilled individuals from all around the world, in front of their computers, hands on the keyboard, a headset on, solving together complex problems in a limited timeframe.
This description covers my activities for the past ten years, from online gaming to the WordPress community, to my work at Automattic.
Technology has blurred the lines between playing, working, and contributing to an open source project, I will use my experience leading a distributed team to show you how to professionally grow while having fun, and giving back to the community that changed your life.
May 16, 2014 — Paolo Belcastro describes the challenges, common mistakes and life lessons of managing a remote team. Working remotely since 15 years, he is currently leading a team of 30 spread across 4 continents and 17 time zones.
Read his related posts: On Communication Within A Distributed Team, The End Of Time, Is Working Remotely Hereditary?.
October 14, 2011