A “lift and shift” project involves moving functionality wholesale from one platform to another. In the context of what we do here at Alley, this tends to mean preserving some or all of the design and user-facing functionality of a content-rich website, but rebuilding the content management tools in WordPress and re-implementing the design using
This is one of an ongoing series of short posts giving our team members the opportunity to share their feelings on remote work – a vital part of Alley’s culture.
What’s your favorite part about remote work?
The opportunities it opens up to work with awesome companies and teammates who might not be in your neighborhood.
What’s your biggest challenge? How have you worked through it?
The lack of that built-in social interaction that a physical location offers can be hard. Finding a co-working space has been great for that, as well as finding local meetup groups, whether for development or anything else.
What do you wish you knew when you started working remotely?
This relates to the last question – for introverts like myself, it takes extra work to keep up social interactions and connections when in a remote environment; these are things that happen more naturally in a physical location.
Gabe Luethje is a User Experience Developer.