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Chris Wallace

Partner & Creative Director @ Lift UX

My Thoughts on Calypso

So I’ve seen quite a number of reviews on the new Calypso application from the WordPress.com/Automattic team floating around twitter and the Post Status Club Slack channel (if you’re not a member, you should be, it is 1,000% worth it). Many of the opinions centered on the fact that Calypso is a vote of no-confidence in the current WP admin architecture. While I agree with that, I also write this very post from that admin, which is used by millions of sites around the world. I’ve been waiting to hear some reactions from inside and outside the WordPress community before I offer my own thoughts on the matter.

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How to Get a Job in Tech without knowing anything technical

Changing jobs is hard. Changing careers is even harder. I’ve had a few people ask me recently what I look for at Lift when interviewing potential new hires.  It’s a hard question to answer, because every role is different, but there are common characteristics I look for, no matter if we’re hiring someone who has been in tech for years or not at all.

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If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.

– Simon Sinek

Is Offering Unlimited Vacation Just a Marketing Ploy?

At Lift, we have an unlimited vacation and sick day policy. To most people, the immediate reaction is, “I wish my company offered unlimited vacation.” To others, their intense jealousy offers another opinion, “you could never take ‘unlimited’ vacation days. You’d get fired.” (more…)

I made a guest appearance on the WPBacon podcast on June 12th along with Brian Gardner, Drew Strojny, and Stephen Cronin to talk about WordPress themes and where we think things are headed. It was a fantastic group to discuss the topic and I think it’s a valuable video for anyone making, selling or really using commercial WordPress themes. Take a peek below: