OnTheGoSystems News

Jakub Bis on Working Remotely from the Philippines

Jakub Bis joined OnTheGoSystems in 2016 and turned the benefit of working remotely into a life changing adventure! See how the WPML developer made the choice to move to the other side of the world and what he’s learned in the process. What made you decide to take your development skills on the road? I come from Poland, and my whole adult life revolves around programming. I studied in Krakow and decided to stay there after graduation. It was a...

September 19, 2021

Happy and healthy people behind WPML and Toolset plugins – Part IV

Do what you love, and love what you do! Here at OnTheGoSystems, we encourage people to use their yearly scholarship allowance to pursue things they like doing during their free time. The program helps our coworkers discover new talents and develop new skills that they might not have tried if not for this program. It also gives us the opportunity to be more social when working remotely. Here are some ways OTGS members have used their scholarship benefit recently. Online...

September 6, 2021

OTGS August News

In August, we continued working on finishing WPML's upcoming big version. It's almost ready and is scheduled for the September release. We also released a new version of Toolset, and with the help from our partners, published a number of useful articles. WPML News WPML 4.5.0 The release of 4.5.0 is in sight. We spent the past month solving issues revealed by the beta and polishing the user interface. Thanks to everyone for trying out the beta and providing us...

September 1, 2021

Dean Jones on partnerships, music, and “having the right mindset and energy”

After only four months at OntheGoSystems, Dean Jones has already been recognized by coworkers as being proactive, a quick learner, and a great addition to the Partnerships team. Tell us a bit about yourself, Dean. Where are you from and what is your family like? I was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and have been living here for my whole life. My father was born in Johannesburg and my mother in Cape Town. Since my father is Jewish (his...

August 5, 2021

OTGS July News

In July, we released a Toolset version with stability and performance improvements and continued polishing big features for the upcoming WPML 4.5 release. We also expanded WPML's compatibility and welcomed two new translation management providers. Toolset News During this month, we closely followed the changes coming to WordPress 5.8 and made our last adjustments before having a fantastic release focused on stability and usability.  We closed a large number of issues from our backlog, making this the most stable release...

July 30, 2021

Cultivating a Creative and Inclusive Remote Workplace Culture

Creating a company culture that’s inclusive and supportive is vital for employee wellbeing and performance, even more so when your workforce is remote. But finding creative ways to interact, collaborate, and explore can be challenging. OnTheGoSystems was “born remote”, so we’ve always recognized the importance of nurturing a social and collaborative environment. From daily warm-up exercises and virtual coffee breaks to annual company-wide competitions and incentives, we always support strong communication and creative, inclusive interaction. And it often involves expressing...

July 30, 2021

How Working Remotely Helps Bruno Pursue Sports, Family & Travel Goals

Bruno Kos has been involved with WordPress since 2009 and a member of the OntheGoSystems support team since 2018. The husband and father of three is a firm believer in remote work - since he was a former freelancer before joining the OTGS, he has only ever worked remotely! We caught up with him to find out what he likes most about it. What kinds of hobbies are you able to pursue in the time you save commuting? I’m very...

July 20, 2021

OTGS June Update

From complete performance reviews and deep fixes in the Toolset plugins, to preparing for the much-anticipated launch of WPML 4.5 – June has been productive and exciting! Plus, some great new partnerships have developed, including integration with a new German language service provider. Toolset News During June, the Toolset development team focused mainly on two areas: bugs and usability. One key milestone of the month was a complete review of the performance and usability for the View block, which is...

June 30, 2021

Laura Carletti on How a Lifetime of Curiosity Leads to “Aha!” Moments

There are some people whose career choice makes perfect sense when looking back at their childhood interests. That’s the case with May’s Star of the Month, Laura Carletti. Her interests in languages, the internet, WordPress, and a strong sense of curiosity set her up perfectly for her role as the Chat Leader and 1st tier supporter on WPML’s rockstar support team! A childhood filled with curiosity I was born and raised in Rome, where I still live with my wife....

June 22, 2021

Born Remote – A Unique Advantage in 2021

The future of work is changing. Whether that future includes mainly remote, in-office, or flexible and hybrid work depends on individual companies’ decisions. However, the advantages of remote work might just be worth the effort. Flexible Working Vs. Remote Working Many top tech companies intend to pursue flexible working, so employees can do most of their work from home. An article by the BBC explains how they still need to come into the office a few times a week or...

June 3, 2021