OnTheGoSystems News

Ivan Larionov on Moving to Armenia and Forming Connections Outside of Remote Work

Our Star of the Month Ivan Larionov tells us about exploring a new country, finding hobbies outside of work, and solving technical challenges daily. Ivan, tell us about yourself. Six months ago, my family and I moved to Yerevan, Armenia. We’re loving it! The people are friendly and we’re not missing the cold winters. As we moved here quite recently, we haven't seen the entire country yet, so we're spending a lot of time exploring different places. We’re planning on...

February 2, 2023

WordCamp Kolkata 2022: Contributing to the WordPress Community

WordCamp Kolkata 2022 took place on December 17-18, 2022. WordCamp is all about bringing the WordPress community together to collaborate, share ideas and learn from one another. And that’s exactly what OTGSian Faisal Ahammad set out to do. Namaste from Kolkata Kolkata is a destination worth visiting. It is culturally rich, vibrant, and exciting – making it a fitting host city for the buzzing WordCamp. A busy street in Kolkata WordCamp Kolkata 2022 was my first international WordCamp. I purchased...

February 2, 2023

Raja Mohammed on Turning Dreams Into Reality

Raja Mohammed started as a first-tier supporter, but then he saw an opportunity and seized it! We asked Raja to tell us what it took to move into a project manager role at OTGS. Tell us about yourself and your family. I'm a Tamilar-speaking Indian Muslim. I’m the happy father of two lovely kids (Muhammad Sahl and Umar Abdhullah) and married to Sulaiha Shifa.  I live in a suburban area several kilometers away from the city of Chennai. I live...

February 2, 2023

From France To Peru: Life And Adventures Of A Remote Worker

Nicolas Viallet, our OTGS Star of November, tells us about his special experience of living across continents as a digital nomad. Nicolas, tell us about yourself I am from Marseille, France but I’ve been living abroad for more than 15 years. After traveling a bit I decided to stay in Peru. It's been almost 10 years now and I even got Peruvian nationality.  I like adventures: backpacking, mountain biking, 4x4, scuba diving, bungee jumping, snowboarding (and soon skydiving), you name...

December 23, 2022

How A Hobby Turned Into A Full-time Remote Job

Dražen Duvnjak, our OTGS Star of December talks about how he transitioned from a WordPress hobbyist into an IT professional. Dražen, tell us about yourself I am a sporty tech geek from Croatia, living in a small village/town near the Italian and Slovenian border. I am a big fan of the AC Milan football club. I received my education at the Maritime University in Rijeka, where I lived and worked for the past 10 years before moving back to my...

December 23, 2022

November 2022 – Critical WPML Update & Work with Partners

November was challenging as we raced to prepare the update for WordPress 6.1. We also finished many great projects with our partners. WPML Update for WordPress 6.1 WordPress 6.1 went out on November 2nd and we were ready for it with WPML 4.5.13. The problem was that WordPress 6.1 introduced a breaking change. This caused sites with automatic WordPress updates to break. We successfully navigated this thanks to extra effort from our support. On the positive side, this also reminded...

December 7, 2022

Julia Kovaleva on Riding the Creative Wave and Experiencing the Magic of Travel

Our Star of the Month Julia Kovaleva tells us about the benefits of remote work, why you should love what you do, and why traveling is the cheat code to life.  Julia, tell us about yourself. I am from Minsk, Belarus. My whole family lives here. I have a younger sister, who graduated from high school 2 years ago. She is into illustration, so you could say that we are both riding the “creative wave”. On weekends, I usually have...

December 1, 2022

WordCamp Nepal 2022: First-Hand Experiences of OTGSians

WordCamp Nepal 2022 took place in Bharatpur, Nepal on November 5–6, 2022 and ended with new friends and valuable knowledge. This year, we also took part in organizing and sponsoring the event. It was a memorable and special experience, and we’re excited to share our memories from it with you. Greetings from Nepal A city in southern central Nepal, Bharatpur is the perfect place for nature lovers. It is located on the banks of the Narayani river and is surrounded...

November 28, 2022

Beyond Work: How OTGSians Contribute to the WordPress Community

Here at OnTheGoSystems, WordPress is at the core of what we do. However, we also have a deep connection to the software through our team members, who are regular contributors to the WordPress community.  WordPress is best known for being the world’s most popular content management system, but what really makes it powerful is the way it was built. WordPress has grown into the strong software it is today thanks to the hard work and contributions of thousands of people...

October 28, 2022

Jakub Bis on Living in the Tropics and Working Successfully Across Different Time Zones

Star of the Month Jakub Bis tells us about how living in the Philippines is a dream come true, his initial feelings towards WordPress, and why he can’t imagine going back to the office. Jakub, tell us about yourself. I am a software developer from Poland. I studied computer science in Krakow and spent some time working there after graduating.  I’ve always hated winters and the cold, so it didn’t take long for me to start dreaming about moving to...

October 25, 2022