Hashrocket TV interviewed me at RailsConf 2010, and the video is now up. Click through to see the fabled Wide Teams Phoney Hat in living color!
Month: June 2010
Open Thread – What’s your biggest dispersed team frustration?
No article today. Instead, since this is a community site instead I though it might be fun to get a conversation started. Topic: what is your biggest frustration with working…
Using a Control Channel to facilitate virtual meetings
Data communications protocols are often divided into aÂ control channel and a data channel. An example from electrical engineering are the “control lines” and “data lines” in an RS-232 connector. The…
Wide Teams Podcast Episode 3: Interview with Mike Zazaian, Part 1
This was the very first interview I conducted for Wide Teams. I couldn’t have picked a better subject for a first interview if I had tried, because Mike had such a wealth of insights to share that I had to split the interview into multiple parts. This is part 1.
Wide Links #2
A collection of links about remote work and distributed teams, from around the web. 12 Reasons you should work from home: As I write this from my home office, a…
The Remote Toolkit: Google Drawings (screencast)
A quick walkthrough of the basic features of the new Google Drawing app, with a focus on remote collaboration features. Photo credit: Fran Pregernik
The Wide Teams Bootstrap Guide: Part 1
Part one of a multi-part guide to getting started as a geographically distributed team. In this article I talk about the attitudes that form the foundations of an effective dispersed…
Wide Teams Podcast Episode #2: Interview with Anthony Eden
In this episode we feature another interview from RailsConf 2010. Today’s interview is with Anthony Eden, a developer, blogger, and longtime remote worker living in Honolulu, Hawaii. http://media.wideteams.com/wide-teams-podcast-episode-002.mp3Podcast: Play in…
Wide Links #1
Various recent links of interest to remote workers. This week: virtual scrum meetings, the office of the future, group health plans for freelancers, and much more.
Remote Toolkit: MindMeister (Screencast)
A short screencast demoing one of my favorite remote team collaboration tools: MindMeister. In it, I demonstrate how mind maps can be built collaboratively by multiple users, and talk a…