Anna Holland Smith

Internal Developer Advocate

Anna Holland-Smith is a former Lawyer turned Software Engineer, now working as an Internal Developer Advocate at Automattic. Working within the Talent Operations team, she works to build internal developer communities and provide support for developers and developer teams, whilst influencing change across the engineering organisation. 

Automattic is a distributed company with 1,273 Automatticians in 76 countries speaking 95 different languages. Automattic is a values-led company committed to diversity and inclusion, and with the goal to democratize publishing so that anyone with a story can tell it, regardless of income, gender, politics, language, or where they live in the world.


Anna Holland Smith’s Session(s):

9:45 am–10:30 am PDT — Thursday, October 8, 2020

Panel: Creating a Great Remote Hire Experience – Onboarding Strategies to Ensure Retention

This session will review how to:

  • Make information and resources easily accessible to ensure a smooth onboarding process through documentation
  • Help your new remote workers establish a workstation that reflects the culture you try to provide to in-office employees
  • Help your remote employees feel connected to the in-office employees (and other remote workers) on a regular basis.
  • Identify the role of hiring manager + leadership in the onboarding process
  • Ensure that expectations, communication channels, and corporate structure are clear from the outset

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