WPWeekly Episode 180 – Interview With Wade Foster, CEO and Co-founder of Zapier

In this week’s episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I are joined by Wade Foster, CEO and Co-founder of Zapier. Zapier is a service that acts as an integration point for more than 300 applications. During the interview, Foster tells us how the company was founded, how Zapier works, and why it’s different from IFTTT (If This Then That).

We learn how Zaps are created and the importance of APIs. We also discuss the community surrounding Zapier and how important the community manager’s position is. Last but not least, Foster explains why the company is 100% distributed and tells us they’re hiring.

Stories Discussed:

A Look Back at 16 Automattic Acquisitions Since 2007
Tickets On Sale For WordCamp North Canton, OH, 2015
WordPress 4.2 on Track to Expand Core Support for Emoji

Plugins Picked By Marcus:

WordPress Image Shrinker lets users reduce image file sizes drastically while improving performance and Pagespeed score using the TinyPNG API within WordPress. Works for both PNGs and JPGs.

There Can Be Only One ensures that there is only one published sticky post on the site at any given time.

The Dude – When activated, you will randomly see a quote from “The Big Lebowski” in the upper right of your admin screen on every page.

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